Gifts in Honor of Special People

Gifts that honor, celebrate, or remember

  • Make an individual or group gift of any amount to the Champaign Public Library Foundation in memory or in honor of someone else. Upon the loss of a loved one, some families prefer to have gifts go to a charity in lieu of flowers. These gifts can be combined into a memorial fund. Gifts may also be combined to celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special event.

Gift books

  • Remember or honor someone special with a book or books containing a personalized gift plate. A gift of $25 will purchase one book for the adult collection; a gift of $15 will purchase one children‘s book. For larger gifts, multiple books can be purchased. Your gift book(s) can memorialize someone or celebrate a birthday or other special event.

Shelf sponsorship

  • Dedicate a shelf in memory or in honor of someone special. A gift of $5,000 will sponsor a shelf in our new library permanently.

Named endowment funds

  • Create a named endowment fund. This substantial gift creates a permanent fund named for the donor or an honoree. The gift is invested and the interest earned is used to enrich library programs or collections.

For More Information

Call Donna Pittman, development director, at 217/403–2050, or e-mail