The mission of the Foundation is to accept donations, raise funds, and create an endowment. Endowment funds are invested to enhance the overall value of the contributions, which maximizes the benefit to the Patrons of the Library. The Foundation authorizes the expenditure of the endowment interest which the Library Trustees apply toward the betterment and improvement of the library.
The Foundation returns 100% of raised funds to the Saugus Library by supporting events and funding purchases that are not typically covered by the Town library budget. We are currently in the process of acquiring electronic signage that will be programmed to display coming events and information for the library.
In the past we have purchased the flat screen TV that is used by many civic groups for presentations in the Community Room. We have funded the purchase of over 25 new computers used throughout the library and purchased much needed new furniture for the children’s section of the building. The Foundation continues to fund the library web site and the genealogy research programs which are used extensively by the patrons. These are just some of the ways we give back to the Library and the wonderful people who rely on the services.
The Foundation is looking to increase its membership. If you are interested in learning more or joining the Foundation, please send contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Published: November 2nd, 2018