EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Eugene, OR   |  www.eplfoundation.org

Mission

Eugene Public Library Foundation supports Eugene Public Library in its efforts to inspire lifelong learning and enrich the entire community. We secure and responsibly manage contributions from individuals, businesses, and foundations to build community and support our Eugene Public Library.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Reed Davaz McGowan

Main address

100 W 10TH Ave Suite 317

Eugene, OR 97401 USA

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EIN

93-0873279

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Name A Library Shelf

Donors receive a shelf plaque in recognition of their gift of $100 or more. Proceeds support and strengthen a variety of library programs and materials.

Population(s) Served

Foundation funding supports elements of the library's online Homework Center. The Homework center includes live homework help for a variety of subjects. Resources are accessible from home or within the library.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Storytime-To-Go is an outreach program serving area daycare centers. A trained, volunteer storyteller visits children in care centers, bringing bins full of books and activities supporting early literacy. Volunteer also train caregivers in early childhood literacy building.

Population(s) Served

With the support of the Dollywood Foundation, the Imagination Library of Eugene is the result of a collaboration between the Eugene Public Library Foundation, and the Eugene Public Library. Every month, an age-appropriate book is mailed to children newborn to five, who are registered for this program. Children must be in the library service area to be eligible.

Population(s) Served

A variety of online databases are available to the public through Foundation funding. These include Morningstar Investment Research, Consumer Guides, Ancestry.com, the Foundation Center Directory, and many more.

Population(s) Served

Starting in September 2020, every student in Eugene School District 4J and Bethel Public School District will be eligible for a free Eugene Public Library card, including those who live outside City of Eugene limits. This waiving of the usual non-resident library card fee has been made possible by a three-year pilot partnership of the Eugene Public Library Foundation, Eugene Public Library, Eugene School District 4J, and Bethel Public Schools.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Students
Teachers

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2021

Financials

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Operations

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EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Renée Buchanan

The Turrell Group

Term: 2022 - 2021

Connie Bennett

Eugene Library

Lisa Rubenstein Calevi

Don Churnside

Joan Claffey

Carol Hildebrand

Matthew Keating

Peter Kovach

Kristy Langworthy

David Marcus

Sophie Patterson

Marta Powers

Brad Shelton

Ellen Todras

Julie Whitmore

Monica Wilton

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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