Our Mission

The mission and purpose of the Madison Library Foundation, Inc., shall be to encourage and involve the community, volunteers, and public support in order to:

  • increase awareness of the Madison Library District needs
  • enlist assistance 
  • raise funds to address those needs.

The Madison Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and not part of the Madison Library District (which is the library itself). We are a separate entity that can legally raise additional funds for the library so programs can remain funded when limited tax dollars fall short. Donations qualify for charitable deductions for tax benefits. Please consult your tax advisor for complete details.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Madison Library Foundation meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The meeting spot is the Community Room at the Madison Library District. You are welcome to join us at any time. Please see below for positions, duties, board members, and vacant positions:

President – Alex Bressler
  • Directs foundation meetings
  • Delegates business
  • Ensures that members have direction and resources they need to complete their duties
Vice President – Lori Rydalch
  • Assists President in duties
  • Manages new volunteers
  • Directs foundation meetings in absence of the President
Secretary – Susan Thomas
  • Takes notes at foundation meetings
  • Keeps foundation official records
  • Notifies all interested and involved about upcoming meetings (may delegate to interns)
  • Reviews tabled items and minutes from previous meeting
  • Prepares meeting agenda for monthly meeting
Treasurer – Susie Fox
  • Makes deposits from bookstore and the wishing well donations
  • Prepares annual report to show all income and expenses
  • Maintains contact with financial institution and reviews transactions
  • Maintains current signature cards and checkbooks for members with signature authority
  • Maintains non-profit status with U.S. Government
Public Relations/Historian – Nicole Chiu
  • Contacts media to announce upcoming events
  • Maintains current social media presence
  • Ensures media announcement are kept in official history
  • Prepare annual history to be presented at December or January meeting each year
Bookstore Coordinator/Intern & Volunteer Supervisor – Cindy Taylor
  • Trains interns & volunteers
  • Schedules interns & volunteers
  • Reports monthly to foundation regarding operations of bookstore and any concern or recommendations
  • Gives evaluations for each intern upon completion of internship
Fundraising Chair/University Liaison – VACANT
  • Coordinates with other board members on fundraising activities
  • Concentrates on set-up of a future endowment fund for the library
  • Coordinates with the university to arrange for and schedule interns (done each semester)
Assistant Bookstore Coordinator/Intern & Volunteer Supervisor -VACANT
  • Train interns & volunteers
  • Schedule interns & volunteers
Website Coordinator – VACANT
  • Maintains and updates website
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