Wright Library Foundation

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a component of the 
Dayton Foundation

Contact the Foundation

The Foundation Board meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. with some exceptions.  Meetings are open to the public.

Wright Library Foundation Trustees

Elaine Gounaris, President
Mark Harman, Vice President
Kirk Johnsen, Treasurer
Amy Deal, Secretary
Patty Caruso
Susan Elliott
Julie Teeters
Steve Turkey
Elysse Winget

Kristi Hale, Director
Debbie DiLorenzo-Gorman, Library Board of Trustees Liaison


Projects funded
by the Library Foundation

Book Peddler

Far Hills Music Series

Gingerbread House Competition

Early childhood learning toys

Carpeting in lower level

Author visits

Eco-friendly water fountain

Improved power access

Makerbox collection

Decorative exterior lighting

Support Wright Library

 It's easy to donate to The Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation. In 2018, our generous donors gave more than $30,000 to support the Library's mission. 

Donate NowThank you! 2018 donor list                                

The donations support the Library's mission by funding programs, materials, outreach, amenities and services that the Library could not otherwise provide the community.

Most recently, the Foundation funded a laptop lab for teaching computer classes and group gaming experiences at the library; Wright Library’s Book Peddler, a locally built book bike that takes library services into the community; the 2017 and 2018 Gingerbread Competition and Showcase, which puts local students to the test in teamwork and engineering as they build gingerbread houses with their classmates; and a  Nintendo Switch and games for in-library gaming programs. The 2018 Far Hills Music Series and 2018 Disturbing the Peace film screening, filmmaker discussion, and conflict resolution workshop were also funded by the Foundation.

Donations to the Foundation are invested and expended for the exclusive benefit of the library and operates as a component fund of the Dayton Foundation. Anyone wishing to donate to the Library can do so by mail, at the library, or online.



Community Support Is Important and Easy


Donate by credit card
Donate online at The Dayton Foundation. If the 'Apply My Gift to' field is not pre-filled, use the fund number #2540 for the Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation.

You can also donate through The Dayton Foundation using your Charitable Checking Account. 

Donate by check
Please make your check payable to "Wright Library Foundation" and mail to:

Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation
1776 Far Hills Avenue
​Oakwood, OH 45419

Other Gifts Options

All gifts to the Foundation support Wright Library and all donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.

Your gift will ensure quality services and materials today and for future generations.

Donors are recognized for their contributions on our website and in print materials. Please email the Foundation to let them know if you prefer to remain anonymous.

About the Foundation

The Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation raises funds for Wright Library, holding, investing, and expending those funds for the exclusive benefit of the Wright Memorial Public Library. Created in 1997, the Foundation was formed to operate exclusively for the purpose of advancing the Library's goals, objectives, and priorities. 

Foundation Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the Library Meeting Room with some exceptions and are open to the public. The Board consists of nine trustees who serve three-year terms. Interested applicants are welcome to contact the Board president for an application.​
Foundation Bylaws