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An Endowment is a source of income that is permanently set aside for the long-term benefit of the library. 

  • Gifts and bequests given to the Endowment Fund remain intact as principal to be invested.  As the fund grows, earnings from the principal become an ongoing source of funding that can ensure the growth and advancement of the library for future generations.

  • Individuals or organizations may wish to contribute to existing endowment funds by giving a considerable donation in honor or memory of someone special over an extended period of time. 


The Foundation has established an endowed book fund used to supplement the Library's collection. 

Other areas of giving include support for major programs and events, or special projects designed to improve Library facilities.  The Endowment Fund accepts gifts such as: 

  • Monetary donations

  • Bequests by will or living trust

  • Stocks, bonds or other investments

  • Beneficiary designations from life insurance policies, IRAs and other retirement plans

  • Life income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trust

If you are interested in discussing Endowment Fund options, please contact Paige Owens, Library Director at (910) 798-6322 or powens@nhcgov.com

Main Library & Law Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed