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SCHLOW LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

Friends are the Foundation. You are the Foundation.

aka FRIENDS OF THE SCHLOW CENTRE REGION LIBRARY INC   |   State College, PA   |  https://www.schlowlibrary.org/donate/schlow-library-foundation

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Mission

“To inspire Reading and Learning at Schlow Centre Region Library through fundraising and advocacy”

Ruling year info

1973

President

Maureen Welesko Jr.

Main address

211 S. Allen Street

State College, PA 16801 USA

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EIN

23-7269521

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (T11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Continued support to maintain a community public library in the Centre Region that offers services free of charge to everyone.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fundraising for Schlow Centre Region Library

The Schlow Library Foundation (formerly known as the Friends of Schlow Library) provides crucial advocacy, financial, and volunteer support for Library activities. The Foundation is working to ensure that the Library services you cherish will continue without interruption through fundraising projects and outreach programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Unique Donors in Centre Gives

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Fundraising for Schlow Centre Region Library

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers fluctuated during the pandemic for all organizations.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To support Schlow Library through advocacy and fundraising to keep programs and services current and relevant, to meet the needs of the community. This includes free access to reading materials as well as wireless, public computer stations, research documents and databases, early childhood literacy programs, community access programs, and more!

To work with the Library Board of Trustees and staff to promote the importance of the library in the community and the need that is met by having a strong public library, especially in a digital age where needs are diverse and growing.

The Foundation assists Library staff in a range of fundraising activities, including donor stewardship and supporting annual fundraising campaigns such as Centre Gives.

The Foundation is powered by its board, a group of twelve individuals who are distinguished in their commitment to public service and dedicated to fundraising that supports the Library’s vital work.

The Schlow Library Foundation is on track for the 2019 fiscal year, and looks forward to engaging our community of donors in this fall’s annual outreach campaign.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SCHLOW LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/16/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maureen Welesko

Virginia Squier

Schlow Library Foundation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes