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Waukegan Public Library Foundation

The Waukegan Public Library Foundation, established in 1986, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which encourages voluntary financial support for the Waukegan Public Library. This support will be used to help meet both the present and future needs of the patrons of The Waukegan Public Library.

The Foundation is governed by a seven member Board of Directors, appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Waukegan Public Library.

The purposes of the Foundation include focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs in the Waukegan area; to stimulate and encourage the gifts of funds, books, desirable collections, endowments and bequests to the library; and to receive, hold, manage, use and dispose of funds and properties of all kinds, whether given absolutely or in trust, for the benefit of Waukegan Public Library.

The Foundation represents the dreams of the future, anticipating the highest level of service Waukegan Public Library can provide. Tax dollars provide a good library; gifts make it an excellent library. Let us know how you would like to assist. Please contact the Library Executive Director, Richard Lee, at (847) 623-2041.

Ways to support the Waukegan Public Library Foundation


Meeting dates:


December 10, 2013

October 8, 2013 Agenda
May 14, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 12, 2013 Agenda
January 8, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 13, 2012 Agenda Minutes
October 23, 2012 (cancelled)
September 25, 2012 (cancelled)
August 28, 2012 Agenda Minutes
July 24, 2012 meeting (cancelled)
June 26, 2012 meeting (cancelled)
May 22, 2012 meeting Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2012 meeting Agenda  Minutes
February 14, 2012 meeting Agenda Minutes

The Stimson Sculpture Garden


Audit Reports

Form 990 



We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  Winston Churchill

The Board of Directors of the Waukegan Public Library Foundation

James Turk, President

Jonathan DeMaster, Vice President

Verna Wilson, Secretary

Dan Drury, Treasurer

Andrew Stimson

Richard Lee, Staff Liaison