Brownell Library Foundation, Inc.
We believe the
Brownell Library is one of the very best libraries in the state of Vermont. As
the Foundation, we enjoy working with patrons and donors to continue and ensure
the Brownell’s future success. We are a group of dedicated patrons who
oversee donations and gifts to the Library and provide financial support in a
variety of ways.
Brownell Library Foundation started in 1995. Our first and biggest project
was to raise the capital necessary for the renovation of the Library. This
enormous effort was completed in 2000
and featured an expanded and relocated children’s room and the creation of the Kolvoord Community Room.
recent years, the Foundation has provided funding to the Library for many needs.
The Foundation administers the popular Frances Frost Memorial Fund, which
donates children’s books to the library in the name of a former librarian. We
underwrite the purchase of significant additions to the library, such as the new
emergency alarm system. We work with patrons who wish to make special gifts to
the library—be they gifts of stock, large cash donations, or bequests of homes,
deeds, or other financial items. We also work with donors’ family members, who
give gifts in their loved ones’ names to ensure the continuity of their generous
legacy to the Library.
For more information, contact the Foundation Chair at the
email address below.
Dorothy Bergendahl, Chair
Brownell Library Foundation
Brownell Library Foundation, Inc. was established as a separate non-profit
(501c3) entity to solicit, receive, hold in trust and administer any monies,
properties or other goods donated for the use of the Brownell Library in Essex
Enrich programs and activities
Support extraordinary endeavors which will enhance library services
Keep pace with changing technology
Add new and innovative services to reach out to elders and those with
Library Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
Bergendahl, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shearer, Vice Chair
Marie Schonholtz, Treasurer
a contribution to the Brownell Library Foundation, please click the link below,
download and complete the form, and return the form with your donation to the
address provided. Thank you!