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About the Menomonie Public Library Foundation

The mission of the Menomonie Public Library Foundation is to sustain, enhance, and ensure the continuing development of a valuable resource in this community.

Contribution Options

  • Special Project Gifts – you may designate your gift for specific needs such as books, audio books, building enhancements, technology and special programs.
  • Gift to the Foundation – A one time or recurring gift for general use. An unrestricted gift provides the most flexibility, allowing the foundation to use the funds for its most urgent needs and activities.
  • More Ways to Give 
    • Legacy Gifts – You may choose to designate the Menomonie Public Library Foundation as beneficiary in your will or trust.  You can become a benefactor by informing the Menomonie Public Library Foundation that it is included in your will or trust.  Consult your financial advisor on the tax benefits of becoming a benefactor.
    • Employer Matching Gifts
    • IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

    Nautilus Society – Your contributions to the Nautilus Endowment Fund, regardless of size, are cumulative and credited to you from year-to-year until you’ve given at least $1,000, at which time you become an official Nautilus Society donor.

    • a permanent fund whose principal remains intact while the interest is used for library needs not funded by city or county appropriations, such as special events and speakers, unique collections and one-time equipment purchases

    For over 130 years, the Menomonie Public Library has served the ever-changing literary, educational and informational needs of the citizens of Menomonie and the greater Dunn county area.  Whether large or small, your gift will truly help us keep the Menomonie Public Library, a most precious gem, shining for years to come.

    Foundation Board of Directors

    • Helen Hullberg, President
    • Kurt Brown, Vice President
    • Sandee Elkins, Secretary
    • Rose Burns, Treasurer
    • Megan Bayrd, Nautilus Representative
    • Diana Kleven
    • Mike Kneer
    • Sheri Nero
    • Eldora Ondrus

    Ex-Officio (non-voting)

    • Larry Jess, Recording Treasurer
    • Darrin Witucki, Liaison to the Menomonie Public Library Board of Trustees
    • Carol Cherney, Liaison to the Friends of the Menomonie Public Library
    • Joleen Sterk, Menomonie Public Library Director


    To learn more about Foundation giving opportunities contact:

    The Menomonie Public Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501c (3)  – All gifts are tax deductible


    Community Foundation of Dunn County

    Foundation funds are invested in the Community Foundation of Dunn County.  The Community Foundation of Dunn County was established in 1995 to promote charitable giving as a way to create a permanent source of capital to benefit and enrich the quality of life in the Dunn County area. The Community Foundation is available to anyone that wants to help make the communities of Dunn County welcoming places to live, raise families and retire.