LBSS Endowment Fund Donations and Contributions

Donations and Contributions

The LBSS Endowment Fund was established in 2007 using funds donated by the Board of the Library Book Selection Service from its dissolution. The funds have been invested, with income from the investments being used to give grants of book sets to schools and libraries. The annual grants are awarded to a limited number of qualifying institutions enrolled in the Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards: Monarch, Bluestem, Caudill, or Lincoln programs. A second grant, the Read for Information grant, is awarded to provide non-fiction materials to schools to assist in meeting standards for school libraries. The goal of the Fund is to promote reading by providing quality literature to Illinois children and teens. As additional funds become available, the number of book sets offered annually will increase to further support and encourage reading by students of varying ages. We greatly appreciate any support you may offer to help us in this endeavor.

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Promoting reading is vital for connecting young readers with the right book. This can be a life-shaping event. You can help ensure that quality literature reaches the hands of Illinois children and teens.

Possibilities for giving to the LBSS Endowment Fund include:

  • • Donations (cash, stocks, bonds)
  • • Memorials honoring a friend or loved one
  • • Honorariums (commemorate special events such as retirements, births, birthdays, anniversaries)
  • • Estate planning (IRAs, insurance policies, other beneficiary designations)

All donations are tax-deductible under 501(c)(3) guidelines, and all will be recognized!

Use the form on this page for online donations, click here to download and print the offline donations and contributions brochure.


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Date Modified: 5/20/18