About Us

Established in 2009, the Northeast Kansas Library Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to securing private funding in support of the mission of the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS).

IRS Status:  501(c)(3) public charity

Tax ID #:  26-4154991

To learn more about NEKLS, click HERE

Mission Statement

The Northeast Kansas Library Foundation equips and supports its member libraries in creating a culture of philanthropy in their communities.

Annual Report

View and download the 2021 NEKLS and NEKL Foundation Annual Report (PDF).


Board of Directors, 2021
Marilyn Daniels, President
Patricia Michaelis, Secretary
Julie Mulvihill, Vice President
Janet Prestoy, Treasurer
Susan Geiss
Nancy Keith
Emily Bradbury

Michael McDonald, Executive Director (and Director of NEKLS)
Shelley R. O’Brien, Fundraising and Public Relations Consultant


2020-2021 Strategic Plan
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990