0% of PPL’s collections and programming budgets are covered by public funding or late book fees. Your Annual Campaign gift of any size is what makes the difference; last year, over 88% of Annual Campaign gifts were $100 or less. All of Portland comes through our doors, and your gift ensures that we can connect with one another and grow together as a city of readers.
Our current Annual Campaign runs from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. You can make a secure online gift anytime, but if you wish to give by phone or have questions about making a gift of stock, contact Emily Levine, Development & External Relations Director, by email or by phone at 207-871-1700 x759.
New Vision Campaign
PPL is working with our partners on Peaks Island and with the City of Portland on a renovation project at our Peaks Island location. This project has secured a commitment of $250,000 from the City of Portland, a pledge of $200,000 from a private donor, and an outpouring of support from the Peaks community in the form of a successful New Vision Pledge Campaign of more than $220,000. We are delighted that this project is moving forward.
As of September 2017, our goal is to raise an additional $50,000 from the island community, the first $25,000 of which will be matched. Every gift helps us get closer to our goal of a renovated branch that will serve Peaks well into the future. We hope you will join your neighbors and island friends in doing what you can for this effort!
To make a pledge payment or a new gift to the Peaks renovation, please use our secure online giving link, select “In Celebration,” and enter “New Vision Campaign” in the text box.
In Memoriam and In Celebration Giving
You can honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion through a gift to our Annual Campaign. Books purchased through these gifts are fitted with a commemorative bookplate featuring the honoree’s name.
To make a memorial or celebratory gift, please use our secure giving form and include the name of the person you wish to recognize in the “notes” section. Memorial gifts to existing endowed funds should be made this way as well; rest assured they will be properly allocated, and we will confirm this with you in our formal written acknowledgment. We thank you for your thoughtfulness in honoring someone special in this way.
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, Development & External Relations Director, by email or call 207-871-1700 x759.