Support Wright Library

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Contact the Foundation

The Foundation Board meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. with some exceptions.  Meetings are open to the public.

Wright Library Foundation Trustees

Ann Marquis, President

Penni Morris, Vice President 

Julie Teeters, Treasurer 

Debbie Gorman, Secretary

Amy Deal

Susan Elliott

Mark Harman

Kirk Johnsen


Projects funded

by the Library Foundation

Far Hills Music Series

Summer Reading Club programs and incentives

Author visits

Eco-friendly water fountain

Improved power access

Makerbox collection

Decorative exterior lighting

2017 Annual Fund Drive 

The Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation announces the kickoff of its 2017 Annual Fund drive.

Donations to the Library Foundation support the Library's mission by providing fun and innovative programs, materials, outreach, amenities and services that the Library could not otherwise provide the community. Recently the Foundation has sponsored summer reading events, educational programs, literacy initiatives, authors and guest speakers, and facility updates.

“Your donations and enduring support ensure a first-class library in the heart of Oakwood. We wish to thank those who contributed so generously in 2016. Those funds allowed us to support the Children’s Summer Reading Program, provide an eco-friendly water fountain, update the Library’s educational toys and early literacy supplies and sponsor an author event, just to name a few. With continued support we look forward to facilitating many more opportunities for the Library to enrich the community,”

                        - Foundation Board President, Ann Marquis.      

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 Foundation’s 2017 Annual Fund drive can do so by mail, at the library, or online.

Artwork for the 2017 Annual Fund was provided by Oakwood resident, Brent Beck. For more information regarding his drawings, illustrations and paintings, please visit



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 6:30 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


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