Delta County Libraries Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity that encourages, solicits, receives, holds and manages gifts, bequests, and reserves on behalf of the Library District. 

These assets and their earnings provide ongoing support for library programs, services, staff and facilities to help achieve the Library District’s mission of “Serving and Empowering People. Providing Resources for Life, Leisure and Learning.”

The goal of the Foundation is to enhance, not replace, traditional tax-based support for the library by:

– Building an endowment to ensure the viability and sustainability of the Library.

– Seeking additional funds to support enhanced Library operations.

– Managing Foundation investments for the present and future benefits of the Library.

Foundation By-laws


Established in 2004, the Delta County Libraries Foundation is the non-profit entity of the Library District that works to support the libraries through fundraising and advocacy.

Education Assistance Program
The Foundation supports library staff with tuition and related costs to pursue education that will enhance their job skills.

Library Programs 
The Foundation supports ongoing library programming for all-ages and is a major sponsor of the Library District’s Summer Reading Program.

Library Operations
The Foundation provides a safety net for the ongoing operations of the libraries.


Make a Donation
Make a donation to the Foundation by mailing a check to DCL Foundation, PO Box 540, Hotchkiss, CO, 81419. Every donation, no matter what size, has a direct impact on the community.

Memorial or Honor Gift
Make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one with a gift in their name. Mark a special occasion or celebration with a donation to the Foundation.

Include the Libraries in Estate Plans
Leave a gift for the Foundation in your will.

Individual Retirement Accounts
Designate the Foundation as a beneficiary on your retirement account.

Life Insurance
Designate the Foundation as a beneficiary on your life insurance policy.

Foundation Board Members

Laura Earley


Clare Hydock


Diane Almy


LaDonna Gunn

Board Member

Charlotte Powers

Charlotte Powers

Board Member

Jessica Finnigan

Board Member

Image is of Foundation Member Gayle Davidson.

Gayle Davidson

Board Member

Interested in becoming a Board Member?


Contact the Foundation Board

DCL Foundation
PO Box 540
Hotchkiss, CO 81419