Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation

About Us

Welcome! We are glad you are here. The mission of the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation is to support and enhance the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library by raising funds for information resources, programs, services, and facilities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors and supported by individual donors and community partners.

We provide critical support to the Ruby Sisson Library by:

  • Increasing the footprint of the Library;

  • Expanding the Library collections;

  • Enhancing high-caliber programs and services that nurture literacy, the imagination, and lifelong learning.

We work together with the Ruby Sisson Library to determine where private funds can have the greatest impact for the children and adults of our community. We do not raise money for day-to-day library operations; instead we complement the funding provided by property taxpayers of Archuleta County.

This work is made possible because of the generosity from people like you who share our belief in the transformational power of the Ruby Sisson Library.

Make a Gift

Thank you for considering a donation to the Library Foundation. Your gift will help provide critical support to the life-changing work of the Ruby Sisson Library. You may financially support us in a number of ways. Explore below and donate today!

Donate now using PayPal.

Donate by mailing a check to:

Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation
PO Box 2045
Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147

Leave your Legacy

By making a planned gift, you will be rewarded with knowing that generations of children and adults will be transformed by your generosity. Planned gifts can help to sustain the Library Foundation and the Library in a number of ways and include bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of retirement plan assets, and gifts of life insurance policies.

Click on the Planned Giving fact sheet below to learn more about the various ways you can leave your legacy.

Download Planned Giving PDF

For more information about how your planned gift may benefit the Ruby Sisson Library, please contact Cindi Galabota at 970-264-22096 or cindi@pagosalibrary.org.

Consider a Business Sponsorship

Demonstrate your commitment to the Ruby Sisson Library with a generous corporate sponsorship that will build a connected community of life-long learners.

Click on the Business Sponsorship form below to learn more and make a business donation to the Ruby Sisson Library.

Download Business Sponsorship PDF

To discuss how we might customize a package that most represents your company’s philosophy, please contact Cindi Galabota, Development Officer, at 970-264-2209 or cindi@pagosalibrary.org.

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors guide the Library Foundation in all its activities. They are challenged with guiding the organization and work closely with the Board of Trustees and staff of the Ruby Sisson Library to determine where private funds can have the greatest impact for the children and adults of our community.

The 2020 Board of Directors are from left to right:

Alan Saltzstein, Nadine Carter, Carol Sheets, Meg Wempe (executive director for the Ruby Sisson Library), Gayle Dixon, Cindi Galabota (development officer for the Ruby Sisson Library and the Library Foundation), and Rick Stinchfield. Photo credit: Jeff Laydon, Pagosa Photography

Help us build a better future with the Library we all love!

You may support the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library Foundation in a variety of ways:

1. Get involved ~ volunteer your time on a committee and support our programs and events.

2. Make a donation ~ see above for donation options or call Cindi Galabota at 970-264-2209.

3. Tell your friends about us.

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