AWPL Foundation Mission Statement                                    

Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation, Inc. was incorporated pursuant to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York on May 24, 2005.  The mission of the Foundation is to raise private funds in support of services and programs of the Albert Wisner Public Library, a taxpayer-funded school district library.  The Foundation is exempt from payment of Federal income tax, and has qualified as a public charity, pursuant to the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible by the donor to the extent provided by law.  The Foundation also has registered with the Charities Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York.

AWPL Foundation Board of Governors

Rosemary Cooper
Glenn P. Dickes
Colleen Larsen

AWPL Foundation Officers

Colleen Larsen, Vice President
Glenn P. Dickes, Treasurer
Rosemary Cooper, Secretary
Kathleen Georgalas, Assistant Secretary                                                                      

Foundation Financial Information                                                

The Foundation enjoys broad support from members of the community in the Library's service area and strives for transparency in its financial results.  Click the link above to locate and review the Foundation's financial statements, as well as Form 990-EZ, as filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

AWPL Foundation College Scholarship

Since 2007, the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation has sponsored college scholarships, awarded through an essay competition.  College-bound high school seniors who reside within the Library's service district - specifically, the Warwick Valley Central School District -- are welcome and invited to participate in the essay competition, whether or not they attend Warwick Valley High School.  

The topic of the 2020 essay is:  Indicate a character in a fictional book, or an actual historical figure, who has has a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.  Essays should be no longer than 2,000 words in length and must not include the essayist's name or identifying details; the judges read and evaluate the essays without knowing identity of the writer.  The (revised) deadline to submit an essay is Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:00pm.  Please submit the essay as an attachment to an email sent to:  In the email subject line, please write "College Scholarship Essay," for easy identification.  (Note:  original instructions were to submit the essay in hard copy form; this has been revised.  Essays already written, printed and copied prior to this revision WILL be accepted and judged, however.  Please submit to the Library by May 1st at 5:00pm.)  Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded and announced by the end of May.  The scholarships are sponsored by Library benefactors Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes and C. Hope Arber.