How You Can Give


Make a gift.

Your charitable contribution supports the Johnson County Library  Foundation mission so your dollars will directly fund Library programs, services, and the growth of the collection of more than 1 million items.

There are a number of opportunities to help support the Foundation’s mission to sustain and enhance the excellent collections, programs, and services of the Johnson County Library.

1952 Society: Creating a Legacy

We are proud of our beginnings, and ask you to partner with us to insure future generations have access to quality library services and programs. The 1952 Society recognizes donors who have committed to make a planned gift or an annual lifetime gift to the Johnson County Library.  These gifts demonstrate a unique and enduring commitment to the Library’s mission and provide benefits and security for generations yet to come.

Readers Circle

Johnson County Library is fortunate to benefit from generous support from donors who make annual gifts, attend events, volunteer, and advocate.

While every avenue of support is important and greatly appreciated, it is high time we specially recognize individual donors who have made significant financial contributions.  With this in mind, we established the Readers Circle for donors who have given $10,000 or more cumulatively, over time. 

Other Ways to Give

Matching Gifts
Many local businesses support the library by matching employee contributions. Double your gift to the library simply by informing your employer of your interest in supporting the Johnson County Library. Please check with your Human Resources department to determine if they provide a matching program.

Gifting Through Your IRA
Did you know there are two ways to support the Johnson County Library Foundation through your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). It’s as simple as filling out a form from your plan administrator.

Learn more about how to donate through your IRA here.

Gifts of Stock
The Johnson County Library Foundation is ready to accept your gifts of stocks, bonds and other marketable securities through our partners at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

It is through the generous support from our community-minded donors that the Johnson County Library Foundation is able to expand its impact, securing support for lifelong learning programs at the Library. To learn more about how you and your organization can create a positive impact in the community, please contact Shelley O’Brien at (913) 826-4720 or [email protected].

Your investment in Johnson County Library generates a 300% return.