Hays Public Library Foundation

Board Picture 2023

Mission: The Hays Public Library Foundation helps to address unmet needs of the Hays Public Library through supplemental investments & funding and through collaboration with library administration.

The Hays Public Library Foundation was established in 2001 to facilitate the Library’s partnership with the community and to promote the library’s goals and needs to the community.  The Foundation serves as a source for funding emergent and unexpected needs and events associated with the library.  The Foundation’s first project raised $700,000 in private donations for the Carnegie Library replica exterior of the remodeled and expanded Hays Public Library.


Giving to the Hays Public Library Foundation can be accomplished in a variety of ways convenient to you.

Cash or Check:  The most popular way to give.  It is tax deductible and can also be paid over time.  Matching gifts by employer could double your contribution.  Your employer’s human resource staff will provide you with the information.

To make a donation online with a credit card Click Here.

Securities:  A gift of stocks or bonds could provide long-term support for the library as well as substantial tax savings.  Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other publicly traded securities can be donated and will be gladly accepted. Please contact a Foundation member on donating.

Personal Property:  Works of art, rare books, the collections of scholarly interest are examples of items that could be donated.  They qualify as a deduction at a fair market price. For donations of non-rare books, please contact our Friends of the Library.

Provide for the Library and plan for the future:  There are many ways that combine giving with planning your financial future.  See your financial advisor to maximize the tax advantages


  • Life Insurance (if you no longer need the protection provided)
  • Gift Annuity
  • Bequests
  • Charitable Reminder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Life Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Commodities (Agriculture or Other)

Foundation Members:  Emily Roth, Kim Stoecklein, Kyle Carlin, Linda O’Neal, Alicia Tripler, Diana Pantle, Erica Fisher, and Brandon Hines.