Ready to leave your mark?

When you support the KCLS Foundation, you make library programs possible. 

Whether it's volunteering, serving on a committee or as a Board member, giving a donation, signing up for our newsletter, or leaving KCLS in your will, your involvement can have a big impact on our libraries. 

Read more about ways You can get involved below. 

View a full list of generous donors in our annual Gratitude Report.



From reading fundamentals for the youngest of readers, to citizenship classes, to coding camps and robotics workshops that teach digital literacy – your donation to the library strengthens our community.


Every year, hundreds of volunteers generously give their time to help the KCLS Foundation achieve its mission. From the Literary Lions Gala to office support, there are many ways you can get involved with the KCLS Foundation. 

Literary Lions Gala - March 7, 2020
80 volunteers needed for everything from registration help to author assistants.

Professional Services and Office Volunteers
Volunteer in the KCLS Foundation office with daily tasks and projects, or offer your talents in design, marketing, impact measurement, and other professional fields.

Contact Cindy Sharek



Board and Committees

KCLS Foundation Board of Directors
A volunteer Board of about 25 members who guide the organization through strategic planning and fundraising. 

KCLS Foundation Committees
Committee opportunities include the Literary Lions Gala Committee, Philanthropy Committee, and the Impact Committee.

Contact Elizabeth Castleberry

Literary Legends Society

The Literary Legends Society recognizes the generosity of individuals who, during their lifetimes, include the KCLS Foundation in their estate plans or make another type of planned gift. Member benefits include invitations to exclusive gatherings and recognition in the KCLS Foundation’s annual report, unless anonymity is requested.

If you have set up a planned giving arrangement for the KCLS Foundation, we hope you will complete our confidential form so we can thank you and recognize you as a Literary Legends member.

Contact Cindy Sharek


Other Ways to Give

Give by Mail
Print our Donation Form and mail it to:
KCLS Foundation
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

Give through a Donor-Advised Fund
For more information on donor-advised funds, click here.

Give appreciated assets
Make a gift of appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or real estate. Provided you have owned such assets for more than one year, when transferring them directly to the KCLS Foundation you’ll receive a deduction for their full value and avoid tax on the capital gains. Transfer Instructions

Tribute gifts
Make an honorary gift to recognize a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or other special occasion, or make a memorial gift in your loved one’s name via any of the methods listed above.
Contact KCLS Foundation

Corporate sponsorship
We invite local businesses, corporations, and foundations to support the library through sponsorship of programs, events, and special collections. Your support is recognized on our web page, in our printed materials, and in our newsletter.
Contact Sarah Comstock

Naming Opportunities
We welcome discussion with individuals, local businesses, corporations, and foundations about opportunities to name meeting rooms and program areas in our new and existing community libraries.
Contact Cindy Sharek


Questions about giving?
Contact us

Contributions are tax-deductible to fullest extent allowed by law.
KCLS Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Tax ID number 91-1505230

The information on this website does not constitute legal, financial, tax, or estate planning advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for such advice. The KCLS Foundation encourages you to seek the counsel of your own professional advisors and values their involvement as you determine how you would like to proceed.