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Waukegan Public Library Foundation

The Waukegan Public Library Foundation, established in 1986, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which encourages voluntary financial support for the Waukegan Public Library. This support will be used to help meet both the present and future needs of the patrons of The Waukegan Public Library.

The Foundation is governed by a seven member Board of Directors, appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Waukegan Public Library.

The purposes of the Foundation include focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs in the Waukegan area; to stimulate and encourage the gifts of funds, books, desirable collections, endowments and bequests to the library; and to receive, hold, manage, use and dispose of funds and properties of all kinds, whether given absolutely or in trust, for the benefit of Waukegan Public Library.

The Foundation represents the dreams of the future, anticipating the highest level of service Waukegan Public Library can provide. Tax dollars provide a good library; gifts make it an excellent library. Let us know how you would like to assist. Please contact the Library Executive Director, Richard Lee, at (847) 623-2041.

Ways to support the Waukegan Public Library Foundation


Meeting dates:

Dec 1, 2015
October 13, 2015
August 25, 2015
June 30, 2015
May 27, 2015 (Training)
April 28, 2015
February 12, 2015
January 13, 2015 (Special Meeting) 
December 9, 2014
October 14, 2014
August 12, 2014 - Retreat
April 15, 2014

WPL Foundation Case Statement

The Stimson Sculpture Garden


Audit Reports

Form 990 



We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  Winston Churchill

The Board of Directors of the Waukegan Public Library Foundation

Verna Wilson, President

Tim Kirschner, Vice President

Octavius Hayes, Secretary

Dan Drury, Treasurer

George Fourkas

Emmanuel Izaguirre – Cruz

Brad Schneider

Geoff Deigan

Bill Devore

Richard Lee, Staff Liaison