Ways to Give
As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Portland Public Library relies on private philanthropy to fund our collections, programs, technology, and strategic initiatives. We accept gifts of cash, stocks, personal bequests, and in-kind goods and services. Your gift can be unrestricted (used for collection development or general operations) or can be restricted to a particular branch, collection, or purpose within the Library.
The Development staff is available to assist you in making the kind of gift most appropriate for your needs and circumstances. Contact Emily Levine, Director of Development & External Relations, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.
For more information about library funding and how the library puts your donations to work, please read about our Funding and Outcomes.
Contributions to the Library’s Annual Fund purchase books, reference materials, audiovisual materials, and online information resources for our patrons. Donate online to the Annual Fund.
For more information about the Annual Fund, contact Emily Levine, Director of Development & External Relations, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.
In Memoriam and In Celebration Giving
You can honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion through a donation to the Library’s Gift of Reading program. Books purchased through these gifts are fitted with a commemorative bookplate featuring the honoree’s name.
A planned gift allows you to make a significant gift to the Library with many benefit options for you and your family. Your attorney, accountant, or financial planner can assist with the details of establishing such a gift. You may also contact Emily Levine, Director of Development & External Relations, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.