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

Dr. Wayne Rossi
Lisa Laico
Glenn P. Dickes
Colleen Larsen
Regina Wittosch

AWPL Foundation Officers

Dr. Wayne Rossi, President
Colleen Larsen, Vice President
Glenn P. Dickes, Treasurer
Lisa Laico, Secretary
Siobhan O'Riordan, Assistant Secretary

Annual Appeal 2022/2023                                                       

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 annually 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.  Essays are welcome from college-bound home-schooled students. Two $2500.00 scholarships are offered, sponsored by Library benefactors Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes (seen above.) 

The essay topic for 2023 is:  Tell us about a book that has affected you deeply and explain why.  Essays are due by Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5:00pm Eastern time; for fairness, any essays submitted later will not be judged.  Essays should be emailed to:  Do not send from a Warwick Valley School District (WVCSD) email account.  Questions?  Please call or email Teen Advisor Emily Wilson at 845.986.1047, ext. 103 or email: