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Endowments

The collection of written knowledge in some sort of repository is a practice as old as civilization itself. The name for the repository eventually became the library. The library, often championed, has been a survivor throughout its long history and serves as a testament to the thirst for knowledge.

- Barbara Krasner-Khait

While we don't know what changes libraries will incur in the next 100 years, we do know that they will continue to serve our communities in vital ways. Endowments are one way to ensure a stable streaming fund into the future.

Interested in starting your own endowment? The Foundation will work with you and your advisors on the best way to allow you to accomplish the goals you have for your family, while honoring your dedication to the libraries.

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation's has a number of active endowments.

The More to Explore Endowment expands and enhances the basic collections of Sno-Isle Libraries. The Endowment currently has two funds within it:

  • The Nysether Family Collection was established by brothers Mark and Brad Nysether and their families in honor of their parents, Eldon and Shirley Nysether. To see a complete list of material contained within The Nysether Family Collection, please click on the following link: The Nysether Family Collection

  • The Library Circle of Friends fund was established by Sno-Isle Libraries Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, and retired Sno-Isle Directors Tom Mayer and Mae Schoenrock. It allows anyone to participate in the endowment, regardless of gift amount, by pooling individual donations within one fund.

The Operating Endowment supports annual operating, programming and service needs. It was established by Clarence Noyer in memory of his wife Betty and in honor of all librarians and the work of the libraries.

The Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Fund was recently established to underwrite a lecture series on Whidbey Island in honor of Trudy J. Sundberg and her lifelong commitment to discover, explore and exchange information, ideas, and opinions in an environment of respect and consideration. An annual presentation by an eminent speaker will explore areas of interest that Trudy shared such as education, history, the arts and politics. Anyone may participate in this endowment.

Make your endowment contribution online via our secure server, or print out our donation form and mail with your donation. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

All endowments are held and invested on behalf of the Foundation by the Greater Everett Community Foundation. Professional managers ensure careful oversight and administration.

Interested in starting your own named endowment fund? Have more questions? Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.




Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is a public, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization registered with
the United States Internal Revenue Service and the Washington State Secretary of State.


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