Summit Free Public Library Foundation

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Summit Free Public Library (SFPL) is the cornerstone of an informed, engaged, and successful Summit. When you invest in SFPL, you give everyone a place to inform, enrich, and inspire.


We are your friends, neighbors, and co-workers, all dedicated to the idea that a stellar library is the cornerstone to a thriving community. Established in 2013, the SFPL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.


Our mission is to make sure the Summit Free Public Library has what it needs to fulfill theirs – to inform, to enrich, and to inspire our diverse community.


Technology and facility enhancements that go above and beyond the scope of government provided funds – the extra support that takes our Library from good to great!


Donate to the Foundation in many different ways:

  • A gift of cash, securities, or property for immediate use
  • Enrollment in an employer matching gift program
  • A bequest in your will or living trust to guarantee future support
  • Beneficiary designations of life insurance or retirement plan proceeds
  • Gifts with retained income for yourself or others


A gift to the Foundation can provide substantial tax savings for the donor:

  • In income taxes by gifts of cash, securities, or property made during the fiscal year
  • In inheritance and gift taxes by bequests, trust, or living trusts
  • In capital gains taxes when gifts of appreciated securities or other property are mad

Foundation Board of Trustees:


  • President: John Arthur
  • Vice President: Mary Tanaskovic Bitting
  • Treasurer: Michael Katz, Esq.
  • Secretary: James Fleischmann

Members at Large:

  • Ujwal Annigeri
  • Ni Liu
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Josephine Roy


2024 Annual Appeal

Thank you for supporting the Summit Free Public Library Foundation!

Please consider a giving level below. 

A donation in lieu of….

Going to the movies $50+
Paying the babysitter $100+
Dinner at a local restaurant $250+
A day at the spa $500+
A night at the theater $1,000+
A weekend away $2,500



Click here to donate now:

Gifts may also be addressed to: Summit Free Public Library Foundation, 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

Amazon Smile

The Summit Library Foundation has an Amazon Smile link. By clicking here in your browser, Amazon will automatically donate .5% of your purchases to the Foundation. It’s as simple as that!

Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Summit Free Public Library Foundation Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Summit Free Public Library Foundation Inc” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support the Summit Free Public Library Foundation by starting your shopping at

Questions regarding a possible donation? Please email or call 908-277-9455

THANK YOU for investing in our community!

Want to stay up-to-date with the Foundation? Sign up for the Summit Free Public Library Foundation Newsletter (coming soon!). You will receive periodic information about upcoming fundraisers and projects funded by the Foundation.


From time to time, the Summit Free Public Library Foundation Board of Trustees may have a vacant seat. If you are interested in serving on the Foundation Board, please email a resume and letter of interest to: