The Haysville Community Library Foundation*Some information on this page is out of date and will be corrected in the near future.*
Established in the aftermath of the devastating May 1999 tornado, with attendant destruction wrought to the heart of Haysville and to the library itself, the Haysville Community Library Foundation is a completely autonomous, legally independent foundation created for the express purpose of accepting tax free donations to aid the operations of the library and facilitate its capital improvement. Tax monies largely fund library operations, but the foundation operates as a 501(c)3 entity to raise funds from independent private and corporate sources which are then dedicated to special projects to benefit the Haysville Community Library and the citizens of Haysville.
As an independent foundation, the Haysville Community Library Foundation cannot accept or disperse tax monies, and is completely dependent upon private contributions, but does follow statutory guidelines in its receipt and disbursement of funds. Among other items which will be familiar to the citizens of Haysville, the sale of memorial bricks and the quilt donated annually by the quilting society benefit the library through the foundation.
Recent projects of the Foundation include the purchase of new children's shelving for the library, the acquisition of furniture for the young adult section, the provisioning of the memorial quiet rooms in the new library through a $10,000 contribution from Dick Hall, and the acquisition of furnishings and equipment for the new library pursuant to a $10,000 bequest from the estate of Yvonne Sullivan.
Membership on the Foundation Board of Directors is identical to the membership of the Haysville Community Library Board of Directors, and at present consists of:
Bill Youngers - President
Norma Schaper - Vice President
Kelly Kennedy - Treasurer
Ken Hampton - Mayor/City Liaison