LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
140 E Main St
Lexington KY 40507
Contact Information
Nonprofit LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Address 140 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone (859) 231-5557
Fax 859 231-5598
Contact Name Anne Donworth
Web and Social Media
Books aren't the only way to learn at the Lexington Pubic Library! These students are playing with worms during a Summer Program at LPL!
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1997
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
The Lexington Public Library Foundation's goal is to secure additional funding for the Lexington Public Library through private donations.  We support and further LPL's mission to connect people, inspire ideas, and transform lives.
   
Supporting the Lexington Public Library Foundation makes Lexington a better place for all of us to live, work and play!  We accept cash, check, or credit card donations via mail, phone, or www.lexpublib.org/foundation.  We also host fundraising events on a regular basis, including our annual Bluegrass & Bourbon event in the spring. 
 
Please contact Anne Donworth at adonworth@lexpublib.org with any questions or for information about planned giving, gifts of stock or other assets, or to donate a good or service to the Library Foundation. 
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement
The Lexington Public Library strives to Connect People, Inspire Ideas, and Transform Lives.  As a sister organization, the Lexington Public Library Foundation seeks additional funding for the Library through private donations and grant-making organizations.  Foundation funds allow the Lexington Public Library to create innovative new programs, make capital improvements, and offer the latest - and ever-changing - technology to our community.
Impact Statement
The Lexington Public Library Foundation has successfully raised funds for many popular projects at the Lexington Public Library.  In April 2013, LPL launched the Storytime-To-Go RV.  Foundation funds were used to refurbish a donated RV so that LPL staff/volunteers can take Library-quality storytime to children in underserved areas.  Currently, the RV visits 11 daycare centers, serving approximately 500 children each month. 
 
In 2012, LPL reopened the Farish Theater at Central Library after a $600,000 renovation, funded with lead gifts from the William Stamps Farish fund and the Lucille Little Foundation.  The theater seats 148 people and is ideal for film, theatatrical productions, live music, presentations, meetings and more.  The theater hosts both LPL programs and those of community organizations and civic groups. 
Needs Statement
Help us bridge the Technology Gap!  Library users depend on LPL to offer the latest technology, teach the community how to use new devices, and to educate job-seekers on career-building skills.  Technology is constantly changing and tends to be very expensive.  LPL strives to have the latest technology available so that we can help others learn how to use it. 
 
Our Storytime-To-Go RV uses specially-trained volunteers to provide quality educational opportunities to underserved child care facilities.  We are always looking for passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of our young people and hold trainings biannually. 
 
Community organizations:  LPL wants to help other groups succeed!  If you have an idea for how LPL and other organizations can partner, please let us know!   
CEO/Executive Director Statement
At the Lexington Public Library, we strive to serve our entire community.  Our extensive collection of adult, children's, print and digital materials appeal to a broad range of readers, and we are now offering "downloadable" e-books, e-magazines, movies, and music! 
From our popular storytimes for children, to career-building skills for job-seekers, to mobile outreach services to those unable to come to the library, there truly is something for everyone at the Lexington Public Library.  We invite you to join us today!
 
Board Chair Statement "Libraries have been and will continue to be important learning and education facilities for communities.  A library's mission offers incredible intellectual growth to any size community.  They are an important lifestyle feature to any town.  To that end our Foundation will work to create funding for the growth and expansion of that mission in our town - Lexington."
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities /
Tertiary Organization Category Education /
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Fayette County
Lexington Public Library serves the entire Lexington, Kentucky community. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Larry Jones
Company Affiliation Community Trust Bank, Inc.
Term Oct 2012 to June 2014
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. William "Bill" Ambrose TreasurerRetiredVoting
Ms. Wells Bullard E.D. Bullard CompanyVoting
Mr. Martin D. Chiles Meridian-ChilesVoting
Mr. David B. Fisher SecretaryRepublic BankVoting
Ms. Cathryn Gibson LM CommunicationsVoting
Mr. Chris Hall President, Friends of LPLCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Ann Hammond Executive Director-LPLLexington Public LibraryNonVoting
Mr. Evangelos "Angel" S. Levas Vice PresidentRetiredVoting
Mr. Adrian Mendiondo Kinkead & StilzVoting
Mr. Bob Owen Learning Through LaughterVoting
Mr. David Porter Stites & HarbisonVoting
Mr. Seth A. Salomon Salomon & CompanyVoting
Mr. Dhaval "Coke" Shukla Stephens InstrumentsVoting
Mr. Larry Smith Chair, Lex Public Library BoardVoting
Mr. J. David Smith, Jr. Stoll, Keenon, OgdonVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 2 Indian, Greek
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 88%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Executive
Nominating
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments
CEO Comments
The Lexington Public Library Foundation has experienced some staff and board turn-over in the past few years; however, the team currently in place is working to create a solid foundation with which to raise funds to benefit the Lexington Public Library.  Our current team has a vast array of talents and expertise and is demonstrating strong leadership and commitment to LPL. 
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Anne Gay Donworth
Term Start Sept 2013
Email adonworth@lexpublib.org
Experience Ms. Donworth is a Lexington native who brings years of non-profit experience to the Lexington Public Library Foundation.  She has worked at Hospice of the Bluegrass and the Headley-Whitney Museum, as well as volunteering with numerous local organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia resides in Fayette County with her husband and two children. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Kristen Bennett Oct 2012 - June 2013
Mr. William "Bill" Watts May 2004 - Aug 2012
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description
The Annual Fund supports the ongoing  needs of the programs and services of the Lexington Public Library. Your donation to this fund ensures the programs and services are provided to the patrons of Fayette County, Kentucky.
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Program Short Term Success
The Lexington Public Library connects people, inspires ideas, and transforms lives. Lexington Public Library is a place where job skills training empowers lives, historical information in our Kentucky Room enriches everyone, early literacy programs facilitate lifetime development, immigrants obtain life-skills for success, imagination and creativity thrive, culture is embraced and celebrated, nonprofits build their capacity to change communities, digital technology is accessed by the underserved and so much more!!!
Your support meets the immediate needs of the community.

Here are just a few of our diverse programs and services:

UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES

MEETING ROOMS

FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

KIDS PROGRAMS

TEEN PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAMS

USING THE LIBRARY

Program Long term Success
The Lexington Public Library connects people, inspires ideas, and transforms lives. Lexington Public Library is a place where job skills training empowers lives, historical information in our Kentucky Room enriches everyone, early literacy programs facilitate lifetime development, immigrants obtain life-skills for success, imagination and creativity thrive, culture is embraced and celebrated, nonprofits build their capacity to change communities, digital technology is accessed by the underserved and so much more!!!
Your support ensures that all of the programs offered to all citizens of Fayette County and helps development new and diverse programs for those in need.

Here are just a few of our diverse programs and services:

UPCOMING EVENTS & CLASSES

MEETING ROOMS

FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

KIDS PROGRAMS

TEEN PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAMS

USING THE LIBRARY

Program Success Monitored By
All Lexington Public Library programs and services are evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively throughout the year using multiple matrix's and industry benchmarks.
Examples of Program Success
All of our programs are tailored to the community input on the strategic plan and ongoing surveys from the citizens of the community. Ongoing development is part of the culture of the Lexington Public Library. We are always improving, expanding and developing our programs and services.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Lexington Public Library Foundation is strategiclly focused on developing programs that meet the needs of the community through specific cultivation of partnerships in Fayette County. The Foundation is focused on sustainability and program excellence.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2011
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Lexington Public Library Foundation works with the Friends of the Lexington Public Library and the Lexington Public Library to facilitate private funding for Library use. 
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2014
Projected Revenue $100,000.00
Projected Expenses $10,000.00
Endowment Value $100,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$18,850$394,277$3,297
Administration Expense$47,920$33,171$113,609
Fundraising Expense$139,702$133,877$67,784
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.100.861.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses9%70%2%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue62%28%76%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$184,615$206,712$264,838
Current Assets$22,289$206,712$102,787
Long-Term Liabilities--$35,304$18,311
Current Liabilities----$18,311
Total Net Assets$184,615$171,408$246,527
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----5.61
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%17%7%
Form 990s
2012 FY12 Form 990
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
Audit Documents
2012 Audit
2011 Audit
2010 Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
As a supporting organization for the Lexington Public Library, the Lexington Public Library Foundation transfers all designated funds to the Library.  Our "program expenses" reflect funds disbursed to the Library.
 
For fiscal years 2009 and 2010, expense breakdowns were provided by the organization since it filed the 990EZ those years.