How to Give

If you are interested in making a gift or pledge, please contact one of the individuals listed below, or use the donation and pledge links.

To learn more about the campaign and ask general questions, contact:

Kimberly Hennings, Assistant Director
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

To learn more about naming opportunities, please contact:

Kimberly Hennings, Assistant Director
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

To learn more about legacy gifts and estate planning, contact:

Sue Bornick, Executive Director
Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF)


  • Online Donation Form
  • Mail your check to:
    Eau Claire Community Foundation
    306 S. Barstow St., Suite 104
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

A Note to Area Educators

We’re reaching out to Eau Claire area educators with an opportunity for local teachers, school administration, and support staff to pool individual donations into one large gift of $50,000. As part of the gift, the group would secure naming rights for a new youth study room. Interested? You can indicate your group preference in the “Group Gift” portion of the Printable Pledge Form or the “Additional Notes” section of Online Pledge Form. This special group opportunity was developed at the request of interested parties in the education field. Read more.

The Story Builder campaign is proud to partner with the Eau Claire Community Foundation.

The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) may support ways in which you choose to give. Learn more...

The CARES Act is a $2.2 trillion stimulus plan that contains funding opportunities for charities, and enhanced charitable giving incentives. The following information from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) provides an overview of the key parts of the plan, but it is not intended to provide legal advice.

Enhanced Charitable Giving Incentives

  • Temporary Universal Charitable Deduction—Taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can take a one-time deduction of up to $300 for gifts made to charitable organizations. The provision is intended only for the year 2020. However, the text of the bill states taxable years “beginning in 2020” and does not include a sunset date, thus it could conceivably extend beyond 2020. The deduction is only for gifts of cash made in calendar year 2020 and does not cover other types of gifts or contributions made to donor-advised funds or private foundations.
  • Suspension of Adjusted Gross Income Limitation—In a typical year, individuals can only take a charitable deduction of up to 60 percent of their adjusted gross income, no matter how much they give. For 2020, there is no limit, making cash contributions fully deductible

For more information, please read this article on AFP’s website: