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  • Home | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Library Giving Day is still going! Library Giving Day is a national day of fundraising for library foundations across the USA. We are extending our online fundraiser for several days in an effort to raise $24,500 during this fundraiser, to close the municipal funding gap for the Bernardsville Public Library; and for donors to take advantage of a $-for-$ giving match. We still need to raise close to $3,000 to take advantage of the match. Donors can make a secure online donation to the Foundation by clicking on the Donate Now Button . All donations made on Library Giving Day , up to $8,000, will be matched 100% by a collective matching gift grant from 14 generous Bernardsville Library Foundation donors : Donna Baier Stein, The Kirkpatrick Baird Family, Jack and Michelle Burke, Tom and Patrice Cummings, Michael and Susan Gouldin, The Hennessy Family, Mark and Therese Krook, John and Polly La Duc, Ernest and Veronica Larini, Ken and Shikha Mayer, Greg and Wendy Supron, Craig and Nancy Verduin, Richard and Pat Vieser, and one anonymous donor. Thank you! This year, we are asking every household in Bernardsville to consider donating just $10 on Library Giving Day , to help us reach our goal of raising $24,500 to close the 2024 municipal funding gap. Thank you for your support! Donate Now! Bernardsville Library Foundation Our Foundation Building Community Support Us Join Us! The Bernardsville Library Foundation is an all-volunteer nonprofit charitable organization whose fundraising efforts help maintain the excellent programs, books, music, movies, television programs, magazines and E-books offered to the citizens of Bernardsville and surrounding communities.

  • Financials | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Our Foundation Financials The Bernardsville Library Foundation has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that all donations and gifts to the Foundation are used for the purposes intended by the donor(s). We take this responsibility seriously. To ensure the efficient use of private funding, the Foundation has established a Financial Committee and an Investment Committee to: ​ Provide financial oversight for the accounting, management and investment of all funds. Establish an internal management control system. Review and approve an annual operating and budget before presenting it to the Foundation Board of Trustees for adoption. Monitor the use of restricted funds and establish spending policies for all resources. ​ 2024 Bernardsville Library Foundation Investment Committee: Jamie Bertoni, Chair Patrice O. Cummings Debbie Heimerl Michael Myers ​ ​ Since 2011, the Bernardsville Library Foundation has granted $800,000 to the Bernardsville Public Library to close the gap between public funding and the cost of Library operations. In the same time period, the Bernardsville Library Foundation has raised $674,594 (as of 3/31/2024) in Endowment. The Foundation Board of Trustees is grateful to the citizens of Bernardsville and to all our generous donors for their continued support of the Bernardsville Library Foundation. The Bernardsville Library Foundation IRS 990 Forms: ​ IRS 990 Form 2022 IRS 990 Form 2021 IRS 990 Form 2020 IRS 990 Form 2019 IRS 990 Form 2018 IRS 990 Form 2017 IRS 990 Form 2016 IRS 990 Form 2015 IRS 990 Form 2014 IRS 990 Form 2013 IRS 990 Form 2012 IRS 990 Form 2011

  • Board Members | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Our Foundation Board Members Foundation Board Officers: Patrice O'Regan Cummings, Chair Shikha Mayer, Vice Chair Anne Reilly, Secretary Michael Myers, Treasurer ​ Foundation Trustees: Jamie Bertoni ​ Karen Brodsky Bridget Burke Debbie Heimerl ​Veronica (Roni) Larini ​Justin Lynch ​Colleen Mason Chieko McClester Amiee Watts Foundation Honorary Trustees: Dr. Eva Bostek-Brady Leslie Brown-Witt Joan Contess Janet Cooperman Dr. Julia Johnson Dr. Neill Johnson Ed Landis Kathleen Palmer Peter Palmer Judith Sutton Jennifer Van Beveren ​ The Bernardsville Library Foundation is made up of residents of Bernardsville and surrounding towns, who support the Bernardsville Public Library and believe strongly in the mission of the Foundation. We are always looking for new members who can help us raise funds for the library. To find out more about membership in the Bernardsville Library Foundation, please contact us at foundation@bernardsvillelibrary.org . Thank you for supporting the Bernardsville Public Library.

  • Home | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    ​In Memoriam Terry A. Thompson ​Mary An n Donagh y Eugene Kalkin

  • Join Us | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Join Us The Bernardsville Library Foundation is made up of residents of Bernardsville and surrounding towns, who support the Bernardsville Public Library and believe strongly in the mission of the Foundation. We are always looking for new members who can help us raise funds for the library. To find out more about membership in the Bernardsville Library Foundation or to volunteer, please complete the form below. Thank you for supporting the Bernardsville Public Library. First Name Last Name Email Subject: Please select Type Your Message Here Send Thank you for submitting!

  • Support Us | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Support Us Please Support Us There are many ways to support the Bernardsville Library Foundation. Donations to the Endowment are carefully invested to ensure that library operations will be supported for generations to come. Donations to the Annual Appeal go into our General Fund which helps support current library operations. Since 2011, the Foundation has granted $800,000 to the Bernardsville Public Library to close the gap between public funding and actual library operations. Broadway Package/ Golf Outing/ Bernards Inn Raffle Tickets will be mailed to all Bernardsville residents in June. Tickets will be available to purchase for $50 per ticket. The winning ticket will be pulled at the end of September. ​ ​ 50/50 Raffle runs from June through September 23. A book of five 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be mailed to all Bernardsville and Far Hills households. 50/50 Raffle Tickets are $10 each and may also be purchased at the Bernardsville Farmers Market and Starbucks on Saturdays through the summer months. Library Giving Day , is an annual one-day fundraising effort, held each April, that raises gifts for the Foundation's General Fund. This year's Library Giving Day will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. We hope to raise $24,500 that day to help close the 2024 gap in municipal funding. Planned Giving, also known as Legacy Giving, is a way to secure the future of the Bernardsville Public Library by supporting this institution in your estate planning. Volunteer - The Bernardsville Library Foundation is always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with our annual event, marketing, technology, and to join our Board of Trustees. To speak to one of our board members about the many volunteer opportunities we have, please email us: foundation@bernardsvillelibrary.org . Your support, in any way you choose to give, is greatly appreciated! Thank you for supporting the library! Email: foundation@bernardsvillelibrary.org Phone: 908-766-0118 (Ext. 14) Registered Charity EIN#: 27-4485942 Annual Appeal Endowment Library Giving Day Planned Giving Volunteer

  • Our Foundation | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Our Foundation Mission and Vision Board Members Meeting Dates Financials

  • Home | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    ​In memory of Eugene Kalkin ​ The Bernardsville Library Foundation mourns the loss of one of its Honorary Trustees, Eugene Kalkin, who passed away on November 14. ​ Eugene Kalkin, a resident of Bernardsville for more than 40 years, was a trailblazer in the retail industry. He founded Linens ‘n Things in 1975 which started as a chain of 8 stores. By the time Mr. Kalkin sold the company in 1983, Linens ‘n Things had grown to 55 stores becoming one of the largest specialty retailers of home textiles, housewares, and decorative home accessories in the country. Mr. Kalkin was a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Business Administration. He spearheaded the campaign to construct a new home for what is now known as the Grossman School of Business, giving one of the largest donations every received by UVM at the time. Kalkin Hall at UVM was named in honor of Mr. Kalkin’s philanthropic efforts for the university. Eugene and his late wife Joan were also supporters of the Bernardsville Library Foundation. We are grateful to Eugene Kalkin for his years of service to this organization as an honorary trustee and we send our deepest condolences to his family.

  • Legacy Giving | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Legacy Giving To discuss Legacy Giving, please contact the Chairperson for our Endowment/Major Gifts/Legacy Committee, Patrice Cummings, at 908-962-4871 or email Patrice at: patriceocummings@gmail.com . Thank you for your support of the Bernardsville Public Library. The Bernardsville Library Foundation is a 501 (C) 3 charitable organization whose Tax ID# (EIN) is 27-4485942.

  • Events | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Building Community Events Author lectures Bookbags for book clubs (8 books of the same title with discussion notes and topics) Bridge Evening book club and daytime Memoirs & Coffee book club Access to the Local History Room

  • Annual appeal donation | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Annual Appeal The Bernardsville Library Foundation was formed in 2011, with the purpose of raising private funding for the town's public library. Each spring the Bernardsville Library Foundation sends an Annual Appeal a letter to every household in Bernardsville, requesting support of the General Fund or the Endowment. ​ A donation to the General Fund will help the Foundation raise $24,500, the amount needed to close the gap between public funding and actual library operations in 2024. You may choose to support our Endowment, which is currently valued at over $650,000. The Foundation has a goal of building a $2.5 Million dollar endowment by 2028. Donate The Bernardsville Library Foundation is a 501 (C) 3 charitable organization whose Tax ID# (EIN) is 27-4485942.

  • Location | Bernardsville Library Foundation

    Building Community LIBRARY HOURS Mon – Wed: 10 am – 8 pm Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm Friday: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm Building/ location ​ The Bernardsville Library, located in the heart of downtown Bernardsville, NJ, is a designated emergency shelter for members of the community in times of power outages and natural disasters such as Super Storm Sandy. Meeting and conference rooms are available for community use. The Library offers safe, well-lit study and tutoring space for students.

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