Honorary & Tribute Gifts

Honorary and tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to pay tribute to someone you care about or express your sympathy. They are also a great way to give someone a personalized, one-of-a-kind gift. A personalized letter will be sent to the individual or family being honored, and your gift will be listed on the Foundation & Friend’s website and in the library’s newsletter.

To make an honorary or tribute gift, call 630/887-0945 or email giving@ipplfoundation.org.  

There are several ways to honor a special person or occasion, memorialize a loved one, recognize a business or organization, or have your name become a lasting part of the library:

  • Commemorative Plates: Donate $25 or more to honor or memorialize someone or a special occasion. Your gift becomes part of the library’s circulating collection complete with your personalized message.
    • Brick for the Garden Path: Purchase a personalized, engraved brick for the library's Reading Garden. With a gift of $75, you can personalize a 4" x 8" brick with three lines. A gift of $150 allows you to personalize an 8" x 8" brick with up to six lines. Duplicate bricks can be ordered as a keepsake for half-price.
      • Donor Tree: Add a leaf or stone to the library’s Donor Tree. The tree of commemorative leaves and stones is located near the first-floor lobby by the DVD and CD collections. A leaf on the tree can be purchased for $250. Stones at the base of the tree can also be purchased—a small stone is $1,500 and a large boulder is $5,000.