Welcome! If you are already a donor THANK YOU!
The Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We oversee an endowment fund, mostly gifts and grants from loyal library supporters. Our library operates through public support, but we also rely upon private support and donations. Gifts to the Foundation provide the independent financial resources we need to ensure a strong, stable library system – now and for future generations.
Richard Carson – President
Richard Carson has his MBA from Indiana University. He is a retired Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President of Finance for FFR Cooperative and SOYGENETICS, LLC. He is currently a member of the TCPL Friends Board of Directors.
Mary Piantek – Vice President
Chase Newsom – Treasurer
Chase Newsom, CFP® is a Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor with Stifel Nicolaus. Chase has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He received his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University. He is also an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College through their Department of Workforce and Economic Development. Chase lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife, Dana, and their five children.
Dinah McClure – Member
Dinah McClure is Communication Specialist and Assistant to the Dean of the Purdue University College of Agriculture. She has held various positions at Purdue since 1980. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tippecanoe County Public Library since 2002. Ms. McClure has participated in the Hunger Hike for many years and is a Read to Succeed volunteer at Klondike Elementary School.
Prella McBride – Member
The Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation, Inc.
IRS Form 990, “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax”, is submitted by tax-exempt organizations. The Form 990 provides the public with financial information about a given organization.
The Foundation’s 990s are available as downloadable pdf files:
Making a Gift
If you are new to our annual appeal, the library foundation organizes a once-a-year request for individual and corporate gifts. The process starts by determining a critical need. You may view past annual appeals and gifts in the menu to the left.