Establish an Endowment Fund

A Permanent Tribute

Named Endowments

Aneja Family Fund for Staff Development

The purpose of the Aneja Fund for Staff Recognition and Development will be to enhance the effectiveness and morale of the Tompkins County Public Library staff by providing opportunities for professional development and recognition of outstanding efforts.

Sanjay Aneja Memorial Book Fund

In memory of Raj and Sarla’s son Sanjay.  Used for books and materials about the current socio-political thought in the United States and India; Indian culture and children’s books about India.  The annivesary date in MB's records of 10/21/2001 reflects the date the funds were initially deposited in the investment account.  (Previously we maintained a CD.)

Emily Willson Bradford Book Fund

In memory of Ellis Bradford’s mother.  Used for acquisitions in the 300s (social sciences).

Holly G. and William A. Bradford Book Fund

In memory of Ellis Bradford’s brother William and in honor of his sister-in-law Holly.  Used for acquisitions in the 600s (technology).

About

If you want to make a lasting impact, then consider establishing an endowment fund. A minimum gift of $25,000 will generate annual income in perpetuity to make possible new additions to the collection, public programs, or other services that educate and inspire.  Or consider contributing to an existing Endowment Fund (see left), in any amount, to help them grow by increasing their annual giving potential.  Either way, you will be making a lasting difference in our community. 

Staff Development Endowed Fund

Used for library professional and support staffs for conferences, workshops, classes and other activities aimed at enhancing their skills and knowledge

Youth Services Programming Endowment Fund

Used for public programs for children, with special emphasis on programs that encourage reading.

Howard Brentlinger Memorial Book Fund

In memory of Jane's husband Howard.  Used for books in the field of history.

Phyllis Brodhead Memorial Endowed Fund

In memory of Chuck's wife Phyllis, former TCPL trustee and current Foundation board member upon her death. Used for books for middle and high school-aged children.

Michael and Carol Kammen Endowed Book Fund

Used for books on American history and culture

Caroline V. and Edward A. Kokkelenberg Endowed Fund

In memory of Edward's parents.  Used forpicture books, both new and classic titles.

Library Director's Fund

The annual income will be available for use by the Library Director as his or her discretion, in accordance with the mission, goals and strategic directions of the library.  The Library Director may fully expend the interest each year or may choose to accumulate it over a period of time in order to achieve his/her desired goal. 

Buty Miller Memorial Book Fund

Used for general acquisitions, with emphasis on books for young people.  The annivesary date in MB's records of 9/1/2001 reflects the date the funds were initially deposited in the investment account.  (Previously we maintained a CD.)  The threshold for creating a fund was reached in Aug 1998.

Clara Nardi Memorial Endowment Fund

Used for books related to music and audio-visual music recordings

Sustainability Collection Endowed Fund

Used for books in the areas of food and health; gardening and agriculture; green building; nature and environment; politics and social justice; renewable energy; politics and social justice; renewable energy; and simple living

Ruth Polson Memorial Book Fund

Used for general acquisitions

Dorothy Reddington Memorial Book Fund

Used for general acquisitions, with 2-3 books annually on books about plants, flowers and trees

Hazel Reed Memorial Book Fund

Used for books and materials in the field of home economics.  The annivesary date in MB's records of 7/3/2001 reflects the date the funds were initially deposited in the investment account.  (Previously we maintained a CD.)

Peter M. Rinaldo Memorial Endowment Fund

Used for non-fiction adult books in the fields of science, economics, history and biography

Shayle R. Searle Endowed Fund

Used for biographies and autobiographies. Mr. Searle pledged this amount in 2007.  He is paying it off over time, but the Foundation "fronted" the total $5,000 to establish the fund.

Cindy Sherman Memorial Book Fund

In memory of Paul's wife Cindy.  Used for books and materials on dogs (wild and domestic), dog training, dog behavior, canids (wolves, coyotes, etc.)

Edward J. Thompson Memorial Endowment Fund

Used for books and audiobooks, for the general and youth services collections, in the subject areas of history, nature and biographies.

Youth Art Programming Fund

For youth art activities and programs

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