Mesa County Libraries Foundation

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

Foundation Endeavors


Bottle photo of The Grape Gatsby wine

The Grape Gatsby white wine or Well Read red wine, may be purchased on-site at Grande River Vineyards or at Fisher’s Liquor Barn!


Mesa County Libraries Foundation

Established in 1994, the Mesa County Libraries Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit entity formed exclusively for the purpose of expanding library programs and services. Its primary function is to secure financial and in-kind donations to supplement local tax support.

The Foundation offers donors a reliable vehicle for tax-deductible contributions. Donors have the option to designate gifts to a program, service, or capital improvement. Capital restricted donations of $50 or more qualify for Enterprise Zone state tax credit.

Donations to the Foundation have benefited the 970West Studio, Words on  Wheels, the bi-weekly book delivery service, the Literacy Center, Summer Reading, Comic Con, Culture Fest, the Discovery Garden, and more.

Mesa County Libraries Foundation is grateful for the continued support of its generous donors.

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

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


Current Foundation Board of Trustees

Steve Watson President, Trustee at Large
Jane Fine Foster Vice President, Trustee at Large
Laurie Cole Secretary/Treasurer, Trustee at Large
Elaine Barnett MCPLD Trustee Liason
Abby Landmeier MCPLD Trustee Liason
Cheryl Lucas Sustaining- Friends of MCL
Jill Delavan Sustaining – Palisade Auxiliary
Sherrie Galloway Sustaining – Plateau Valley Friends
Trevor Johnson Trustee at Large
Michelle Boisvenue-Fox Library Director


Mission Statement

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

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.

For more information about the Foundation or donating, please email Development Director Kendra Rhodes at

Thank You For Your Support!

Additional Information

2019 Mesa County Libraries Annual Report

2019 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: Once on the site, go to the Business and Licensing area, scroll down, and click on the Charity & Fundraiser Search link. A box will appear, type in “Mesa County Libraries Foundation” and click on the Search toggle. This will lead you to the state’s information that supports the official standing of the Foundation.