Beloit Public Library Foundation
Beloit Public Library Foundation raises funds to continuously improve, promote and support Beloit Public Library. Your gifts allow us to take the library beyond city funding to a new level of excellence.
The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy, education, employment, and lifelong learning through equal access to free resources for everyone in our diverse community. Our work relies on charitable donations, corporate sponsorships, grants, fundraising events, and other generous investments to support Beloit Public Library today, tomorrow and well into the future.
Your gift makes it possible for Beloit Public Library to be even more responsive to the needs of our community. Thank you for giving generously.
Retired, Beloit College
Retired, Rock County Circuit Court
Library Board Representative
Rock County Christian School
Retired, North American Tool Corp.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Father & Sons Cleaning Services
BPL Foundation Board
President: Ken Forbeck
Vice President: Dan Boutelle
Treasurer: Steve Vavrus
Secretary: Curt Lansbery
FABL Representative: Patricia Krause
Library Board Representative: Gloria Heiss
Library Director (ex-officio): Nick Dimassis
Director of Development: TBD (job description)
Director of Development
BPL Foundation Committees
Leads Board of Directors, provides committee oversight, board recruitment, and succession planning.
President Ken Forbeck
Vice Pres. Dan Boutelle
Treasurer Steve Vavrus
Secretary Curt Lansbery
Provides financial oversight including budget, audit, investments, general funds, and donations.
Chair Steve Vavrus
Donor Development Committee
Provides direction and strategy for donor development including annual funds, major gifts, and planned giving.
Communication & Promotion Committee
Provides direction and strategy for communicating Foundation information and promoting the Foundation.
Library Rep – Gloria Heiss
The Beloit Public Library Foundation has hosted a number of fundraisers, including the Library Bash, Adult Battle of the Books, and Reel Deal. Event information is posted in the library’s calendar of events and on its Facebook page.
If you would like to join us in supporting Beloit Public Library, you can select the donation level appropriate for you:
Melville Dewey Club: $100 to $499
Andrew Carnegie Club: $500 – $999
Thomas Jefferson Club: $1,000 or greater
Please make checks payable to Beloit Library Foundation.
Any donation amount is appreciated, and all gifts are tax-deductible.