About the Foundation

The Bedford Public Library System Foundation is organized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-stock corporation under Virginia law.  The Foundation's seven member board of directors is selected by the Bedford Public Library System's board of trustees.  The foundation holds two meetings a year, one of which is an annual meeting, and registers annually with the State Corporation Commission. The foundation's only ongoing expense is the annual registration fee due to the SCC.  The Library Director has served as the foundation's de facto executive director and other library staff have provided clerical support for foundation activities.  

The Bedford Public Library System Foundation's purpose is to help build the future of our community by supporting the library on a system-wide basis.   Foundation projects are typically long term (multi-year projects, building projects, endowments, etc.) and include big ticket expenses, like capital campaigns. The foundation is able to offer expertise in setting up planned gifts, estate planning and other donations. A detailed gift policy is available for any potential donors.  In order to have a commemorative leaf placed on our donor tree, the donation must be at least $1000.00.  Please contact the library director or one of the foundation's board members for more information.


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