Your support is the greatest endorsement of our belief that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library can change lives for the better and build a brighter future for the community we share. Thank you.

Thank you for your confidence, enthusiasm and generous support.

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Mailing Address: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, 300 East Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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Join the Carnegie Circle

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. – Andrew Carnegie

The Carnegie Circle recognizes and celebrates over 200 Library supporters whose annual gifts of $1,000 or more create a community where reading, learning and imagination thrive.

We would welcome your support at any of the following Carnegie Circle levels:

  • Visionary – $25,000
  • Innovator – $10,000
  • Connector – $5,000
  • Director – $2,500
  • Member – $1,000
Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy as a member of the Dewey Circle.

The Dewey Circle was established to acknowledge the outstanding generosity of friends and donors who have included the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation in their estate plans. Their legacy gifts will provide crucial support for the Library in the years to come, helping us continue to provide for learners of all ages throughout our community. Many donors designate their legacy gifts to help build the Library’s endowment for the future.

Anyone can leave a legacy gift of any size, and there are simple ways to do it. We’d welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a structure that suits your passions, and works within your overall estate plans.

Inquiries will be handled confidentially and place you under no obligation. To learn more about planned giving, please contact Karen Beach at 704-416-0802 or


Partner with the Library to support a specific program or initiative.

We are proud to partner with the business and foundation community.  Corporate and foundation investors provide support for the Library’s strategic priorities while demonstrating a commitment to education, culture, and economic development.

To learn more about how your company can support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation through foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, or employee volunteer opportunities, please contact Teleia White at 704-416-0803 or


Make a Gift of Non-cash Assets
When you donate stock to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, you may realize tax benefits, which result in a larger gift at a lower cost to you. That’s why a gift of appreciated securities may provide one of the best ways for you to support our Library.

Gifts of securities may be wire transferred from your bank or brokerage account to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation account at Truist Investments. Please ask your broker to provide the transfer agents with your name so we can identify and acknowledge your gift.

FBO: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation
Account Number: WA8029978
DTC:  #0226 clearing through National Financial Services, LLC

To donate stock, please contact your stockbroker or Foundation staff. For more information, please contact Teleia White at 704-416-0803 or

Gifts in Honor

A gift in honor is a meaningful way to recognize, thank or remember a special person or event with an investment in the community we all share. Simply select “Yes, this is an honor or memorial gift” on the donation form.

To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation
300 East Seventh St
Charlotte, NC 28202

To make a gift by phone, call 704-416-0803.

Fundraise for Us

Personal or Business Fundraiser
Support for the Library comes in many forms, and creative Library supporters have new ideas every day.  If you are interested in holding a personal or business fundraiser for the Library and need a unique donation link or other supporting materials, please contact us to discuss your idea and identify how we can help. We are grateful for your investment and your enthusiasm, and we look forward to working together to support the community we share.

Facebook Fundraisers
Many supporters find Facebook and other social media platforms a convenient way to share a fundraising campaign. If you host a Facebook fundraiser, please let us know so we can follow up appropriately and contact you if there are any questions. Set up a Facebook fundraiser here.

Amazon Smile offers a simple way to make a gift while shopping. Simply log into Amazon Smile with your Amazon password, select Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation as your non-profit of choice, and Amazon will donate a percentage of everything you purchase to the Library Foundation. Same Amazon selection, service and prices.

Target Circle
Target customers enrolled in the Target Circle loyalty program receive special discounts and earn votes with every purchase. Log into Target Circle to cast your vote for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, and Target will donate a percentage of purchases to us. Please note that Target changes their menu of available charities regularly, so Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation is not always an option.

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Contact us by phone: 704-416-0803

Past Carnegie Circle Donor Appreciation Events