Gates Public Library Foundation


The Gates Public Library Foundation is a group of volunteers who coordinate planned giving, corporate sponsorship, and fundraising activities to build an endowment to accelerate the growth of library services.

If you are interested in volunteering your time with the Gates Public Library Foundation, please email Anna Souannavong.

All donations are tax-deductible, and will be added to the corpus of the Gates Public Library Foundation endowment, supporting the Gates Public Library in perpetuity.

Donations may be made online by clicking the link below, or by mailing a check to: Gates Public Library Foundation, 902 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624

Become a Sustaining Member


The Gates Public Library Foundation will be the resource to accelerate the Library’s growth beyond the expectations and realities of today.

Our vision is of a library that is the true place of discovery for our community.


The Gates Public Library Foundation accelerates the library’s ability to empower current and future generations by expanding technology, literacy, social connections, and learning at all stages of life, through community-driven financial support.