Gifts & Donations

We are fortunate to enjoy financial support from the Town of Sudbury to operate our library. While public support is critical to our success, private support can make a significant difference for current users and for generations to come. To make that difference and reach a new level of excellence, the Goodnow Library welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

The library will be pleased to accept donations in memory or honor of a relative or friend. To make a gift, please indicate on the memo line of the check the name of the person being honored, and enclose the name and address of the person (family member or other) who should be notified. Please make your check out to the Friends of the Goodnow Library and send it to:

Goodnow Library
21 Concord Rd
Sudbury, MA  01776
Attn: Donations

The library will send a receipt to the donor, and an acknowledgement to the designated person.

Goodnow Library Foundation

Established in 2008 to build an endowment that would create capacity for future initiatives, the Goodnow Library Foundation accepts donations in the form of outright cash gifts, securities, planned gifts, corporate matching gifts and corporate and foundation grants.

Friends of the Goodnow Library

Membership dues and/or donations go directly to the Friends of the Goodnow Library and are expended by a vote of the Friends Board. These funds are critical in providing important library services, such as programming, museum passes, copiers and more. Checks should be made out to the Friends of the Goodnow Library and mailed to 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.

Naming and Plaques

At the discretion of the Library Trustees, donors to the Goodnow Library may be recognized by the Library’s Board of Trustees. for their financial contributions or exceptional achievement that benefit the programs, projects, and services. Please consult the Donor Recognition Policy and the Donor Recognition Guidelines for more information.

Other Gifts

Gifts of art, artifacts, furniture, etc. must be accepted by the Library Trustees. These gifts will be considered in light of the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the library’s mission statement
  • Space required for housing or storage
  • Preservation and maintenance costs

All gifts accepted by the Board of Trustees become the property of the Goodnow Library and may be sold or discarded as the board sees fit.