Ways to Give
A gift to the White Oak Library District Foundation is a long-term investment - both for you and the Library District.
In 2022, our Library District will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Library has been around for a long time, and we expect it to be around for generations to come. To help make that happen, please consider a gift to our Centennial Appeal. All gifts are greatly appreciated, and all supporters will be acknowledged. Gifts of $100 or more will be acknowledged on our Centennial Honor Roll. Donations to the White Oak Library Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization) are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please be sure to enter your name and mailing address on the PayPal Donation page to be appropriately acknowledged.
Funding Our Future: Donor Recognition Trees
To coincide with the Library's 100th anniversary in 2022, a stunning donor recognition tree will be installed at each of our libraries in early 2022. Donors who contribute to the White Oak Library Foundation in the amount of $250 or more will be recognized on these trees. All donations will be used to build the Foundation's endowment fund, which will utilize the interest generated by the principal contribution. Donations of this type result in a long-term investment for the Library's benefit, as well as creating an impactful way to remember a loved one, commemorate a special event, or show your support for the transformative power of our Library.
Copper Leaf -- $250 - $499
Silver Leaf -- $500 - $749
Gold Leaf -- $750 - $999
Bronze Acorn -- $1,000
As a 501(c)3 organization, donations made to the White Oak Library Foundation are tax deductible, as allowed by law. Checks should be made payable to White Oak Library Foundation.
Naming Rights for Library Spaces
Our library buildings contain many attractive and well-maintained spaces, most of which have not been formally named. Named spaces add warmth, as well as history, to a public building. Study Rooms, Children's and Adult Departments, Teen Rooms, Computer Labs, and Meeting Rooms are frequented everyday by community members and visitors. Because our buildings were renovated (Lockport and Romeoville) or built new (Crest Hill) in 2012 and 2013, we expect them to be around for a very long time. We expect them to outlive most of us! To that end, making a contribution to name a space after a loved one, your business or enterprise, or even yourself is a pretty awesome opportunity. Public libraries especially, are places associated with community, learning, and literacy. That's a powerful combination with which to have your name associated.
If you are interested in our naming rights initiative, opportunities start at $5,000, and are subject to Foundation approval. For more information, please contact Library Director Scott Pointon at 815-552-4226