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DeForest Library Endowment Fund

What is the Endowment Fund?

The DeForest Library Endowment fund is a long term investment in the future of our library and our community. The interest generated from the endowment fund will help fund programs, events, and/or purchase new (and ever-changing) technologies for the library and the community. 

Why Support the DeForest Area Public Library?

  • The DeForest Area Public Library is an important and wonderful asset to the community.
  • The library is a community based center for lifelong learning, and provides free computer use & WiFi, educational services, cultural events, and programs & activities for all ages.
  • The DeForest Library has celebrated its 50th Anniversary and is planning for  the next 50 years. The library needs alternative funding for the future to ensure it will be able to provide the services and technologies our community needs and wants.

Three Ways to Donate:

  1. Checks may be made payable to the DeForest Area Public Library. Please note "For Endowment Fund" on the check. The donation may be dropped off or mailed to:
    DeForest Area Public Library
    203 Library Street
    DeForest, WI 53532
  2. Checks may be made payable to the Madison Community Foundation. Please note "For DeForest Library Endowment Fund" on the check. Mail to: 
    111 N Fairchild St. Suite 260
    Madison, WI 53703
  3. Online donations may be made at:
    Give to the DeForest Area Public Library Endowment
Donations are tax-deductible. Tax receipts will be mailed to you.

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