Give to YALSA
With your help YALSA can ensure that all libraries have the capacity to help teens achieve more in school and prepare for careers! Every dollar makes a difference! Learn more about how we help libraries change teens' lives here. 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.
FOY supports $16,000 in annual member grants, stipends, scholarships and awards. Since 2005 FOY has funded over $125,000 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.
Books for Teens' mission is to empower the nation'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.
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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 endowment funds currently 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 Teen Read Week and the Young Adult Literature Symposium.
YALSA joined a call to action and celebrated a day dedicated to giving -- when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more all came together for Giving Tuesday – a movement that celebrated giving and encouraged more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season. YALSA's goal was to raise $2,000 to send two members to Washington DC to advocate for library services for teens during National Library Legislative Day. We exceeded our goal and raised nearly $3,000. Thanks to those who donated! Why is advocacy important? Check out our Teens Need Libraries page to find out!
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.
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