Giving Campaign - Support the Ripon Public Library

November 2018

Dear Library Friend,

The Ripon Public Library is thankful to have supporters like you.  Your contributions, whether volunteering, financial, or simply using the Library, have enabled it to make a significant difference in the community.  Because I know you value the Library and the services it provides to our community, please consider a year-end gift to the Library. Special thanks to those who supported the library with a donation last year!

While the Library’s operating budget continues to be well supported by the City of Ripon, there is always more that can be done.  The Library conducted its first year-end campaign last year and raised over $33,000, including a $20,000 designated donation to begin digitizing the microfilm newspaper collection.  The Library Board used a portion of the undesignated donations to purchase a laptop for staff use and to send six staff members to the annual Wisconsin Library Association Conference for a day.

Funding for new initiatives, existing program support, and building maintenance are among the future needs envisioned by the Library Board.  As such, the Library’s goal is to again raise $25,000 during this campaign.

Please give generously.  All donations are tax-deductible, and you may use this donation form  or you may donate directly to the Ripon Public Library Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation..  Any contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated and will help us maintain an excellent library and ensure a place that serves everyone.

Thank you for your generosity and your support.

Best regards,

Sandra Scamehorn, Library Board President

Library Board of Trustees:

Martin Farrell | Ted Grant | Douglas Iverson | Pamela Mumm | Amy Rachuba | Irma Ramel | Renee Reszel

P.S.  When making a gift to the Library in your will or trust, please use the following language:  I give to the Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson Street, Ripon, WI 54971, ___ percent of my residuary estate (or, the sum of $___, or a description of the property, securities, etc.) for its endowment funds.