Give to YALSA
YALSA accepts donations to help support its mission, including those to the Friends of YALSA, the Leadership Endowment, and the Books for Teens project. YALSA also has giving opportunities for corporations and other organizations and can discuss planned giving with individuals. Please review the IRS' Nine Tips for Charitable Taxpayers. We appreciate your support!
Want to aid YALSA in fundraising? Read our Fundraising Guide (PDF).
Make your tax-deductible donation in either of the following ways:
- Donate by credit card at the ALA Development Office's secure website. (Fill in the amount you would like to donate in the YALSA box of the "ALA Divisions and Offices" section).
- 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.
YALSA offers many opportunities to support YALSA. You can make a donation to support:
FOY supports YALSA initiatives and services that impact the profession and teens in five action areas: advocacy, continuous learning, planning for the future, research, and teen literacy and young adult literature. Donations to FOY support a different action area each year. Since 2005 FOY has funded over $55,000 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.
A new fundraising initiative from YALSA, Books for Teens' mission is to empower the nation&rsquo;s at-risk teens to achieve more by providing them with free high quality, new, age-appropriate books. Funds raised through Books for Teens will be distributed to libraries in communities with a high level of poverty, where teen services librarians will purchase and distribute new books, encourage teens to get library cards and provide teens with reading-focused events and activities. Put the widget to the left on your website.
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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 first endowment funds will be expended in 2013 to support the Dorothy Broderick Student Conference Scholarship.
Established by the late William C. Morris, a publishing executive who championed libraries, the Bill Morris Endowment supports reading initiatives at YALSA, including the Young Adult Literature Symposium.
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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.
YALSA accepts sponsorship from corporations and other organizations for its events and initiaves 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.