Donate to the Allen Library Endowment Fund
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
To make a charitable donation online via PayPal or using a Credit Card or Debit Card, click the Donate button below.
How to Give
Clicking on the Donate button:
Clicking on the Donate button provides you these methods to donate:
- Donate with PayPal
- Donate with a Credit Card
- Donate with a Debit Card
Attend our Annual Fundraiser
Every fall, we have annual fundraiser with Hors d’oeuvres, wine, chocolate and a live auction. See our Events Page for information about our upcoming fundraiser.
Your Chance to Leave a Legacy
Your gift to the ALEF helps provide for the long-term financial strength and security of one of Allen’s premier cultural institutions.
We welcome all donations, big or small. ALEF is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible.
Other Giving Options
Planned Giving offers a variety of ways to continue supporting the Library Endowment Fund:
- Name the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary of your retirement assets or life insurance policy
- Establish a Charitable Remainder Trust to provide periodic payments during your lifetime and pass the “remainder” on to ALEF at your death
Corporate Giving demonstrates your company’s commitment to one of our community’s most precious resources and leaves a lasting impression on your employees. A Matching Gifts program allows a company’s employees an opportunity to participate as well.
Honorary or Memorial Gifts are meaningful ways to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or honor someone who cares about learning and the power of words. Pay tribute to a friend or family member, and we will send a card to a designated individual notifying them of your generosity.
One-time gift as a gift of cash or a pledge is always welcome.
Sustaining Gifts such as ongoing monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts can spread your contribution out over time.
Where Does Your Donation Go?
In 2021, the Allen Library Endowment Fund (ALEF) Board distributed a $10,000 grant to the library to help expand three of the library’s most needed collections:
- STEM kits (science, technology, engineering, math)
- a new World Language Collection
The ALEF Board governs and manages the Endowment Fund and funds grants to meet challenges to the sustainability of the Allen Public Library. These include pandemic related funding cuts and evolving needs like those listed above.
This year we are raising funds to enhance the Teen Area of the Library.