Financial Donations

Friends welcome donations to any one of several funds and for a variety of purposes:

  • Gifts in memory or honor of family or friends
  • Appleton Library Endowment Fund, an unrestricted fund supporting library materials, programs and services
  • John and Virginia McMahon Endowment, supporting programs and events for children
  • Iris Olsen Glidden Memorial, supporting materials for media collections
  • Capital campaign fund to support future library building 


Planned Giving

Individuals who donate to FRIENDS have several options available in the Planned Giving Program

  • Outright Gifts
  • Gifts of Insurance and Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Legacy Gifts (through your will)
  • Anonymous Gifts


Planned giving employs tax, financial and estate planning techniques to enable a donor to make a substantial gift commitment to FRIENDS that provides significant tax and financial benefits for the donor.

Contact Jan Quinlan, FRIENDS Executive Director, at jquinlan [at] friendsofappletonlibrary [dot] org if you are interested in contributing to any of these funds or in setting up a named designated fund to benefit the library.