Giving Opportunities

Contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations help the Library, in partnership with the Linda Hall Library Foundation, engage in activities that educate and promote the fields of science, engineering, and technology, and encourage life-long learning.

Annual Fund

Contributions to the Annual Fund help the Linda Hall Library Foundation extend its resources in ways that inform, enlighten, and lead to a greater understanding of science.

Annual Fund contributions help the Library in partnership with the Linda Hall Library Foundation:

  • maintain its famed research collections devoted to science, engineering, technology, and the history of science;
  • interpret these collections through lectures, exhibitions, seminars, and other programs;
  • offer fellowships to support scholarly inquiry.

Your generous gift to the Annual Fund assists the Linda Hall Library Foundation in offering learning opportunities that lead to a greater understanding of science and technology. Your gift is a statement of your belief in the importance of understanding science and technology in today’s complex world.

President’s Circle

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more are considered members of the President’s Circle. These supporters provide a commitment to leadership and a fundraising base for activities that link science and the history of science to the broader culture.

Throughout the year the Library hosts events and receptions for President’s Circle members. These occasions offer personal opportunities to meet guest speakers prior to lectures and other presentations. Additionally, President’s Circle members contributing at specific levels of support are offered opportunities for private viewings of items from the Library’s special collections.

Corporate Partner

A new dimension to the development program, Corporate Partnership, is providing an array of options for Corporations to support programs designed to encourage the public, scholars, and researchers to learn, investigate, explore, and increase knowledge. Corporate sponsors enjoy special benefits and recognition for a program sponsorship. Some of the benefits include invitations to unique events and program activities, pre-lecture receptions and other marketing opportunities. Various levels of financial support are available to join the fundraising efforts by becoming a Corporate Partner and sponsoring public and educational programming.

Memorials and Tributes

Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to remember special persons who have left us. Similarly, tribute gifts in honor of people in our lives help keep the collections preserved and the programs you enjoy going strong. If you would like family members notified of a memorial gift, or an honoree notified of a gift made in tribute, we will send a special gift acknowledgement. Please include their names and addresses on the online form.

Other Contributions

For any additional Development questions please call 816.926.8727. Contributions can be made online or mailed to:

Linda Hall Library Foundation
5109 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110-2498