Mesa County Libraries Foundation

About the Foundation | Foundation Board of Trustees | Mission Statement | Foundation Endeavors | Supporting the Foundation | Additional Information

Oh, the things you can do at Mesa County Libraries!

Oh, the things you can do thanks to Mesa County Libraries Foundation funds!

 

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation

Established in 1994, the Mesa County Libraries Foundation is an independent organization developed to help the library serve Mesa County residents. Mesa County Libraries have a long tradition of excellent library service at its eight locations. Public funding alone will not allow the library to reach its full potential. The Mesa County Libraries Foundation is grateful for the continued support of its donors.

Donations of any amount of unrestricted funds to Mesa County Libraries Foundation are highly valued; these funds are allocated by the Foundation board to library programs or capital improvements with the greatest need at any given time. Donors have the option to designate their gifts to a particular program or capital improvement of interest to them.

Current Foundation Board of Trustees

Jane Fine Foster President, Trustee at Large
Trevor Johnson Vice President, Trustee at Large
Lin Irvin Secretary/Treasurer,  Sustaining – Friends
Elaine Barnett MCPLD Trustee Liaison
Cindy Cyphers MCPLD Trustee Liaison
Jill Delavan Sustaining – Palisade Auxiliary
Sherrie Galloway Sustaining – Plateau Valley Friends
Shana Wade Sustaining – Interim Library Director
Steve Watson Trustee at Large
   

 

Mission Statement

Through its fundraising, the Mesa County Libraries Foundation supports, sustains, and enhances Mesa County Libraries’ efforts to enrich lives and build community.

Foundation Endeavors

On May 17, 2018, Mesa County Libraries Foundation launched Well Read, a specially branded library wine produced by local winery Grande River Vineyards. A portion of the sale of each bottle of this easy-drinking red wine will benefit the Foundation, in turn supporting Mesa County Libraries. Well Read may be purchased at Grande River Vineyards, 787 N. Elberta Ave., Palisade, Colorado or at Fisher’s Liquor Barn, 2438 Patterson Rd, Grand Junction, Colorado. Spoke + Blossom chose Well Read for the “Book + Wine” feature in their Summer 2018 edition.

Well Read Library Wine

On June 30, 2018, Grande River Vineyards hosted a Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos concert to benefit Mesa County Libraries Foundation as part of the winery’s “Hear it Through the Grapevine” concert series.

Supporting the Foundation

The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible. Gifts of cash, stock, bonds, and bequests are welcome.

Donate by Mail:

To mail your tax-deductible gift, please print this form and send to:

Mesa County Libraries Foundation
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

For more information about the Foundation or donating, please call Karen Kllanxhja at (970) 683-2438.

Thank You For Your Support!

Additional Information

2017 Mesa County Libraries Annual Report

2015 IRS Form 990 report for Mesa County Public Library Foundation (PDF file)

For individuals, businesses or funders who are looking for more specific information about the Mesa County Libraries Foundation and its status with Colorado state, please go to the Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.co.us.   Once on the site, go to Business and Licensing area, scroll down and click on the Charity & Fundraiser Search link.  A box will appear, type in “Mesa County Libraries Foundation”, click on the Search toggle.  This will lead you to the state’s information that supports the official standing of the Foundation.