The Library Foundation was created to ensure that the citizens of Sarasota County have a strong and secure library system now and in the future. The success of our efforts will depend on you, our supporters. Gifts of every size are needed and very much appreciated. We’ll keep your personal and financial information confidential and, if you wish, list you as “Anonymous” on our donor listings. We thank you for your generosity.

The best benefit of supporting the Library Foundation is the satisfaction of knowing that you will provide the children and adults of Sarasota County with excellent library services and programs long into the future. We are pleased to offer the following additional benefits to donors, if you wish to receive them:

Foundation Builders

Under $100
• Invitation to a special event

$100 to $499
• Name in Annual Report
• Name on the website donor list
• Invitation to a special event

$500 to $999
• All of the benefits above plus
• Personalized communications from the Library Foundation President

Leaders Circle

President’s Level: Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499
• All of the benefits above plus
• Invitation to special event for Leaders Circle Donors
• Name in Leaders Circle Listing on the Library Foundation web site and in the annual luncheon program

Founder’s Level: Gifts of $2,500 – $4,999
• All of the benefits above plus
• Private luncheon and update with the President of the Library Foundation

Visionary’s Level: Gifts of $5,000 and more
• All of the benefits above plus
Opportunity to name a collection at one of the Sarasota County libraries for one year, with appropriate signage

Leader’s Circle gifts may be made over as many as three years.

If you are interested in making a multi-year gift or a gift of $10,000 or more to the Library Foundation, please contact the office at 941-404-3139 or

Thank you for your generosity!

The Library Foundation for Sarasota County is a qualified tax exempt charity under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture Consumer Services under §496.405, Registration No. CH35489.