Donate to United for Libraries

Donations to United for Libraries help empower library advocates with the tools they need to make positive change every single day, as they govern, promote, or fundraise for their libraries.

 An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $10,000 of the funds raised for United for Libraries now through Jan. 15, 2018. Each gift of up to $1,000 will be matched (up to $10,000 total).

Whether you donate online (see below), by calling our office at (312) 280-2161, or by mailing a check to the United office (address below), please be sure to designate your donation to United for Libraries.

Last year, donations received from United for Libraries members, with 100% of the United board and staff, totaled approximately $5,200. I know we can double the donations received last year, and with the match from the anonymous donor, bring in more than $20,000 to help us provide education and support to library advocates like yourself, and ensure that libraries and their supporters have the resources they need to be strong.

 

How to Donate

Online

Donate Now ButtonTo ensure your personal gift supports the efforts of Trustees, Friends Groups, Foundations, and advocates, please select United for Libraries by following these steps:

 

  1. Click the “Donate Now” button above or go to http://www.ala.org/donate.
     
  2. Choose either “Donate Only” or “Sign in.”
     
  3. You will be taken directly to the “Donate to ALA” page. Select “DIVISIONS” and then “UNITED” in the left hand navigation. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the “Personal Donation” box and then click “Checkout.” Follow the onscreen prompts to enter your credit card information.

By Phone

Donations may be made over the phone with a credit card by calling (312) 280-2161.

By Mail

Please send a check or your credit card information to the address below. If your donation is in honor of or in memory of a specific individual, please include an explanation and indicate if you would that person to receive an acknowledgement from United for Libraries.

United for Libraries
859 W. Lancaster Avenue
Unit 2-1
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Corporate Donations

As a nonprofit organization, United for Libraries depends heavily on the financial support of its corporate sponsors. In return for their generosity, we provide them with connection to our membership and give them high profile at national library conferences and through our newsletter. Many corporate sponsors extend their generosity to our members by offering significant discounts on products and services or by offering grants such as our Kingsolver Award sponsored by HarperCollins, or the Baker & Taylor Awards. Corporate sponsorship begins at $2,000.