Equity Promise

Make a commitment to equity now, and your gift will go twice as far!!

We are listening and centering voices in our community that have been marginalized, and need your continued support. Please join us as we leverage our resources to meet the needs of our historically under-served communities, provide additional virtual services and technology support everywhere, and actively remove barriers such as overdue fines. We need your help.

Inspired by the Library’s commitment to equity and the Reimagine Campaign, an anonymous donor has committed $20,000 in matching gifts. That means for every $1 you give, our Equity Promise donor will match your gift up to $20,000. We will use those funds to continue equity work so central to our mission.

“We believe Libraries are important cornerstones of healthy communities and are excited to support the Library’s goal of providing equitable access to technology, information, and intellectual resources.This work is even more critical during our current health and economic crisis.” 

– Equity Promise Donor


Any gift received supporting the Library’s equity work will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000. There are many ways to make a gift for this challenge:

  • Complete your gift online below and comment     “I Commit To Equity”
  • Call the Development Office at (847) 448 – 8657
  • Mail a check to the Evanston Public Library and write “I Commit to Equity” in the memo

Evanston Public Library
Development Department
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL  60201

Thank you for your support of our equity efforts, as we REIMAGINE the work of the Evanston Public Library.

Together, we are the Library.#ICommitToEquity. #Reimagine. #TogetherWeCan. #TogetherWeWill. #TogetherWeAre.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.