Join the Burnham Society

We invite you to join the Burnham Society, recognizing those who have included the Library Foundation in their estate plans.

Members receive updates from the library director and invitations to special Champaign Public Library Foundation events. Your membership also encourages others to join in helping secure a strong future for the library.

For a bequest of $10,000 or more, your name, or that of a designee, may be added now to the engraved glass donor wall in the library lobby (pictured below).

Library Donor Wall

To Join

To join the Burnham Society, please contact Donna Pittman, development director, at 217/403–2050 or

Burnham Society logo

We Thank Our Burnham Society Members

Wes & Laura Curtis
Edith Ann Stotler
James Russell Vaky
Donald C. Dodds Jr.
Marilyn Whittaker
Kyle & Phyllis Robeson
Mark Ballard
Michael J. Carragher
James A. Barham
Sharon T. Fabert
Edward & Carolyn Ogen
Louise Allen
Mary Bissey
Jan Kiley
Helen McPhee
A. C. Burnham
Robert D. Burnham
Mildred A. Schwartz
Mildred Van Voorhis Jones

updated 2/20/2011

Julia F. Burnham

The Burnham Legacy

In 1896, a generous gift from A.C. Burnham in memory of his wife, Julia, gave the library its first permanent home, plus an endowment for books that continues to benefit the library to this day.