Why Donate to the Friends & Foundation?
Friends & Foundation donors make a real difference!
As a donor, you’re supporting meaningful educational opportunities that HCLS would not otherwise be able to offer. This innovative curriculum contributes to our top national ranking. Friends & Foundation of HCLS supports the three pillars of HCLS’ educational mission – Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences – through powerful advocacy and financial support.
Benefits of Being a Donor to the Friends & Foundation:
You receive advance notice of special events, commemorative book plates, complimentary tickets to signature events, and more!
Who Can Donate?
Well, anyone can! Whether you’re an individual who wants to support HCLS’ educational initiatives, a couple or family that wants to be up-to-date on the Library’s special activities, a nonprofit or foundation that wants to support the HCLS’ many initiatives, or a local business or corporation that is interested in making a philanthropic impact on education in Howard County – there’s a donor engagement level that’s right for you! Different donor levels offer different benefits and opportunities for recognition.
Where Can I Donate:
You can donate to the Friends & Foundation - one time, monthly, annually - to support our endowment to ensure that the Friends & Foundation has money to support HCLS in perpetuity!
Donate to a Specific Friends-Funded HCLS Program:
Friends & Foundation Endowment:
The Friends & Foundation Endowment is held at the Community Foundation of Howard County, a long-standing community funder. The endowment allows us to use a portion of the assets each year, and leave the rest to grow in perpetuity, so we can ensure that the Friends & Foundation will be able to fund HCLS initiatives far into the future.
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How to Donate:
Give an Annual Gift:
Businesses, Corporations, Foundations, Nonprofits:
$1,000 –Corporate Friend
$2,500 –Corporate Supporter– benefits above, plus
$5,000 –Corporate Champion– benefits above, plus