Donate to the Foundation

Like the work of the Library itself, the work of the Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation is on-going. Having raised $2 million to build our new building, the Foundation's commitment is to raise Library collections to strong levels while maintaining and enhancing the new technologies that are so vital to the Library's future.

Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation
Making Our Library Secure for the Future

The Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund is central to enhancing the Library's collections. The needs are critical. The good news is that we have space for a larger collection. Recognizing that to enhance the collection means more than just increasing the number of volumes, the endowment offers an avenue for building a collection that truly meets the needs of our community.
In a world driven by and dependent upon electronic resources, the need for a "wired" Library is fundamental. The Internet is one such electronic resource, but there are many others that could assist children, students, business owners and other members of our community with a thirst for knowledge.
What Can You Do to Help?
The Fort Dodge Public Library Foundation was established to assist and support the Fort Dodge Public Library. You can help the Foundation establish a long-term Endowment to enhance and enrich the library's collection and technology. Your monetary support will assist in securing the future of our Library. Donors may be eligible to have their names inscribed on the Sustaining Gifts Donor Walls in the Library entrance. Giving levels are:
  • Contributor--$1,000-$2,499
  • Donor--$2,500-$9,999
  • Patron--$10,000-$24,999
  • Builder--$25,000-$99,999
  • Benefactor--$100,000 +

Methods of providing this support are varied:
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate Planning
  • General Contributions & Donations
  • Gifts
  • Wills
  • Memorials

Our goal: $3,000,000
How Will My Gift Be Used? 
The annual earnings from the Endowment will be used to enhance the collection and to purchase needed technology. The principal will be retained. Library operations and staffing are funded by the City of Fort Dodge and Webster County. You can make the Endowment a reality through your tax-deductible gift to the Fort Dodge Public Library Endowment.
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Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501-3738
Phone: 515-573-8167, ext. 231
FAX: 515-573-5422

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.