After working several years to start a foundation for the Mason County Public Library, it has finally come to fruition. The new foundation, known as the Mason County Library Endowment, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax-deductible organization. It is an organization that has been formed to support the local library through fundraising for the benefit of present and future generations. There are three goals of the fund: 1) to provide funds to ensure the perpetual support of the local library, 2) to provide support toward enlarging and enriching the present building and contents beyond the scope of the county budget contributions, and 3) to further the literary and technological education of the community.
Your help is needed to ensure that Mason County continues to have the fine quality library it now enjoys. An endowment fund will provide for our children’s and grandchildren’s enjoyment of the facility far into the future. Your contribution or bequest to the endowment fund may be designated as a memorial to a loved one, or may be undesignated, leaving to the Endowment Board the decision as to where the money is most needed.
The current Board of Directors is made up of eight members. Officers are President, David Young; Vice-President, Jean Dudney; and Secretary/Treasurer, Jan Appleby. The other members are Michael Cope, Elliott Courtright, Tommie Luckenbach, Thom Canfield, and Loretta Elbel.
Memorial contributions and honorariums are accepted. Contributions may be sent to the Library Endowment Fund at P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856 or may be deposited in the account at Mason National Bank in the name of Mason County Library Endowment, Inc.