Your gift to the $50,000 March Challenge will be doubled to support the new Pleasant Hill Library


The Pleasant Hill Library Foundation needs your generous support to outfit our new city Library with the best furnishing and technology. The $50,000 match challenge offered by the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation means your gift of any size through March 31st will be doubled. 

Donate securely online via our PayPal account. You can choose your own amount, or pick from some preset options below. Scroll down to make your pledge official, or donate via other methods. You can pay with your debit/credit card, Venmo account, or PayPal account. To pay via other methods use the pledge form below.

Please note: When you click the button you’ll be taken to PayPal, where you’ll need to select the “Send” button then login to your PayPal account. If you’d prefer not using PayPal, just fill out the pledge form below, or contact us to arrange payment. If you’d like to participate in a naming opportunity please fill out the pledge form below and put your request in the comments box.

Naming Opportunities

Visionary • $250,000

Welcome Area

Genius • $150,000

Arrival Plaza
Library Program Space (Reserved)

Innovator • $100,000

Activity Yard
East Promenade
West Promenade
Creek Landscape
The Retreat

Philosopher • $75,000

The Nelis Nook (Reserved)
Friends Bookstore (Reserved)
Messy Maker Space
The Hangout
Early Literacy Area

Inventor • $50,000

West Grove
East Grove
Community Tech Zone
Evan Shively Tall Wooden Sculpture
Evan Shively Long Wooden Sculpture

Poet • $25,000

Information Desk (Reserved)
Creekside Living Room (Reserved)
Community Gathering Area (Reserved)
Creek Trail
Custom Play Wall (Outdoor)
Teen Central

Scholar • $10,000

Youth Collections (Reserved)
Adult Collections
Young Adult Collections
Study Rooms (one out of three reserved)
Mature Oak Trees (3 West, 1 East)
Project Second Chance (Reserved)

Futurist • $7,500

Arrival Plaza Trees
Staff Break Room
Staff Work Area
Manager (Librarian’s) Office

Dreamer • $5,000

Fiction Stacks/Shelving (Adult)
Mysteries Stacks/Shelving (Adult)
SciFi Stacks/Shelving (Adult) (Reserved)
Large Type Stacks/Shelving (Adult)
Non-Fiction Stacks/Shelving (Adult)
Biographies Stacks/Shelving (Adult)
3D Printer
East (4) and West (5) Promenade Trees
Creek Path Trees (Number TBD)
East (8) and West (10) Grove Trees
Bicycle Parking (Reserved)
Teen Central Study Cubicles
Laptop Kiosk Area (Reserved)

Idealist • $2,500

Custom Seat Bollards
Outdoor Tables West

Stargazer • $1,000

Stargazer Wall Tile

Maker • $500

Maker Wall Tile

Other Ways to Give

Make Your Pledge

Download the form to fill out and mail in, or begin the process by filling out the form below. A member of our team will contact you to complete your secure payment.
Yes, with my pledge I will be part of the EPIC Campaign and help the Pleasant Hill Library Foundation bring our new library to life!

Payment Details

Payment Methods



Tax Details

Gifts to the Pleasant Hill Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Our 501(c)3 ID number is #94-6102207.

Donate with a Gift of Stock

When you donate appreciated stock to the Pleasant Hill Library Foundation, you can receive significant potential tax benefits. Gifts of stock may be transferred electronically to the Foundation securely and conveniently.

First, please call Bob Goldner at 925.708.5027 to let us know your gift is on its way. Be sure to provide your contact information, the date of transfer, the name of the stock, how many shares you are donating. This notification is needed to track the transaction and provide a tax-deductible receipt to you for your gift.

Then, contact your broker to inform them that you would like to make a gift of stock to the Pleasant Hill Library Foundation. Your broker will need the following information:

Please deliver by DTC to: Fidelity Investments
For: Friends Pleasant Hill Library
DTC #0226

Account # Z47-938637

For tax purposes, your gift will be valued at the average price (the mean between the highest and lowest selling prices) of the stock on the date of the transfer.

To receive credit for the current calendar/tax year, the electronic transfer from an account must be made no later than December 31.