Give to YALSA
Friends of YALSA are joining a call to action and celebrating a day dedicated to giving -- when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more all come together for Giving Tuesday – a movement that celebrated giving and encouraged more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season. So far in 2016, Friends of YALSA has raised $10,638 towards a goal of $14,095 needed to provide our annual member grants, awards and scholarships. For the year's end, our goal is to raise the remaining $3,457 needed to fully fund the grants and scholarships.
Make your tax-deductible donation in any of the following ways:
- Text to Donate: text ALA TEENALA to this number: 41518 to make a $10 donation to YALSA.
- Donate by credit card at the ALA Development Office's secure website. (choose "Divisions," then "YALSA").
- Send a contribution by mail, using the printable mail-in form (PDF). Complete the form and mail it back with your donation to: Friends of YALSA, 50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611.
- To set up a recurring donation, use the Network for Good's secure website. (In the "Designation" box, type "YALSA")
FOY supports $14,095 in annual member grants, stipends, scholarships and awards. Since 2007 FOY has funded over $70,000 in member grants, stipends and scholarships, including YALSA's annual Spectrum Scholar, Emerging Leaders, and Library Advocacy Day stipend winners. Learn more about how to become a Friend of YALSA. Check out this infographic to learn more about the member awards and grants FOY funds.
Established in 2009 with donations from past YALSA presidents, the YALSA Leadership Endowment generates income to support the development of future leaders in YALSA and the profession. YALSA's leadership recognizes that the importance of establishing an endowment to generate permanent interest/dividend income which can be used to support specific leadership development initiatives such as scholarships, fellowships and awards, mentoring programs, leadership institutes, travel and workshop grants, and so on. The endowment funds currently support the Dorothy Broderick Student Conference Scholarship.
Many YALSA members spend their lives passionately involved in the library community and may find that including YALSA in their estate plan is the best way to carry on this lifelong commitment. Making a planned gift can also provide tax and income advantages. Learn more about planned giving and YALSA. You may also want to explore ALA's Planned Giving resources. Individuals who participate in planned giving for YALSA are also recognized via ALA's Legacy Society.
YALSA accepts sponsorship from corporations and other organizations for its events and initiatives and offers multiple opportunities for corporations to support YALSA's work. Read on to learn more about corporate opportunities with YALSA and specific sponsorship opportunities. Find out who our current partners and sponsors are.
Want to aid YALSA in fundraising by hosting a fundraising activity in your community? Great! Read our Fundraising Guide (PDF) for information and ideas.
Questions? Contact us at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4390, or at email@example.com.
Other YALSA Funds
Established by the late William C. Morris, a publishing executive who championed libraries, the Bill Morris Endowment supports reading initiatives at YALSA, including Teen Read Week and the YA Services Symposium.
In 2014 the Margaret A. Edwards Trust turned over management of this fund to ALA/YALSA. Margaret Edwards was administrator of young adult programs at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore for over thirty years. She spent her professional life bringing books and young adults together, pioneering outreach services for teens, and establishing a training program designed especially for librarians beginning their work with teens. As per Edwards wishes, the funds go to support the promotion of free reading for teens, especially those in socio-economically challenged areas.