The Dover Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by the City of Dover to support the construction of a new library facility in the heart of downtown Dover. The Foundation was formed to widen eligibility for grants and receive donations for the Library’s capital campaign. With the capital campaign concluded, in 2013, the Foundation was separated from the City and became an independent entity. The Foundation runs an Annual Appeal and Memorial Brick Sales. In 2015, after an anonymous donation of $15,000 arrived and the Library was named as a beneficiary in a supporter’s Last Will and Testament, the Board of Directors of the Foundation created a Permanent Endowment for the long-term support of the Library. The Board’s goal is to raise $500,000 in the Endowment Account. For more information about donating or purchasing a Memorial Brick, please call 302-736-7032.

The Dover Library Foundation is grateful for those who contribute to our annual fund, endowment funds, capital campaigns and special projects. Your support helps the library immensely. The decision to make a planned gift today can bring a brighter tomorrow.

What is planned giving? A planned gift is made during your lifetime or upon your death to benefit an organization of your choice. For more information, please review the Planned Giving brochure.

Board of Directors

Zachery Carter, President
Term expires 2024

Margery Kirby Cyr, Vice President
Term expires 2024

Brian Sylvester, Secretary/Treasurer

Karen DeMarco, Administrative Assistant

Dave Hugg, Dover City Manager

Ann Alexander, Friends of the Dover Public Library

Jessica Marelli
Term expires 2025

Tim O’Connor
Term expires 2025

Tony DePrima
Term expires 2024

Lisa Chase
Term expires 2024

Dr. Esosa Iriowen
Term expires 2026


Bylaws of the Dover Library Foundation

Certificate of Incorporation

Gift Acceptance and Endowment Funds Policy

Planned Giving Brochure