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 thirteen-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 Development Manager, Alicia Garcia, at (847) 623-2041 ext. 262.
Resolution 2-2017: This resolution by the board of directors of the Waukegan Public Library Foundation lifted restrictions on $42,000 with a Permanently Restricted designation, in accordance with the Foundation’s bylaws and following approval by the board of directors. Click through to learn more.