Donate online to a dedicated endowment fund
Endowment funds are often described as an “investment in the future.” The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation currently manages eight endowment funds for the library. Monetary donations to these funds are are tax deductible, supporting work dedicated to local literacy, education, diversity, inclusion, equity, health, safety, and affordability. Donations also help to connect people and community, to educate global citizens, and to sustain, share, and respect our community’s resources.
Jim Madigan Oak Park Public Library Staff Education Fund
Help provide resources for the educational advancement of library staff, in honor of Jim’s 25 years at the library.
Bernard and Cecilia Sinkevitch Fund
Provide ongoing support for building collections.
Friends of the Oak Park Public Library Fund
Offer ongoing support for building community bridges. Learn more about our Friends »
H. Spencer Green Trust
This unrestricted fund brings special projects to our community.
Helen M. Harrison Endowed Book Fund
Established by long-time library loyalist Helen Harrison for new books and materials.
Oak Park Public Library Capital Fund
Support capital needs. since July 2011, includes the Ina Ostertag Scholarship Fund, which honors a former library trustee.
Scoville-Hutchinson Library Fund
Help library employees earn a Master’s of Library Science degree through this scholarship.