Challenge grant

Madison Community Foundation staff present DeForest Area Public Library Director Jan Berg with the $30,000 matching funds check for the DeForest Area Public Library Endowment Fund.

The DeForest Area Public Library staff is thankful for all who contributed to the library’s endowment fund during the recent $50,000 2:1 challenge grant from the Madison Community Foundation. The library is very happy to announce a total of $60,000 was raised for the endowment and will be matched with $30,000 from the Madison Community Foundation.

The DeForest library’s endowment fund is a long-term investment in the future of the library and community. The interest generated from the endowment fund will help expand future library’s services by helping to fund programs and events, and/or purchase new and ever-changing technologies for the library and the community.

Even though the challenge grant has ended, endowment donations can continue to be made to the endowment fund at any time.

Endowment information is available on the library’s website, www.deforestlibrary.org. and online donations may also be made there.

In addition to online donations, checks may be dropped off or mailed to the DeForest Area Public Library, 203 Library St., DeForest, WI 53532. Please make the check payable to the DeForest Area Public Library and note “For Endowment Fund” on the check.

Checks may also be mailed to the Madison Community Foundation, 111 N. Fairchild St., Suite 260, Madison, WI 53703. Please make the check payable to Madison Community Foundation and note “For the DeForest Library Endowment Fund” on the check.

Credit card gifts may also be made online at the MCF website (www.madisongives.org) under the Give Now section, over the phone, or through the mail. Merchant processing fees of approximately 4 percent will reduce the net gift amount. EFT (electronic funds transfers) can also be set-up for monthly giving directly from a checking or savings account.

Other giving options include securities, life insurance, retirement accounts and charitable gift annuities (CGA). Individuals wishing to discuss other options for donating to the DeForest Area Public Library Endowment Fund should contact Madison Community Foundation, 111 N. Fairchild St., Madison, WI 53703; or call 608-232-1763; or go to www.madisongives.org.

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