Library Endowment Trust
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City OK 73102
Tax Exempt Status Public Charity Type I Supporting Organization
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Library Endowment Trust
Mission Statement To grow the endowment to enhance our libraries.
Contact Information
Contact Name Heather Zeoli
Contact email
Address 300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone (405) 606-3760
Fax 405-606-3735
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 606-3761
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Gifts to the Library Endowment Trust will benefit future generations of library patrons for years to come and strengthen our communities in Oklahoma County and beyond.  Your gift can be given to the Annual Fund, in support of the Literary Voices author dinner, or in honor or memory of a special person in your life.  You can also make a gift to your favorite library.
Check, cash or credit cards
These are all acceptable methods of making a gift.  Gifts by credit or debit card can be through our website and checks can be mailed to: 
The Library Endowment Trust, c/o The Metropolitan Library System, 300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
Planned Giving
Have you considered including The Library Endowment Trust in your estate?  We would be happy to speak with you regarding options for leaving a gift to the Endowment in your will. We encourage you to talk with your personal attorney or trust officer of your bank -- only you can make the decision of how your lifetime earnings will benefit generations to come.  If we can be of assistance or to answer additional questions you may have, please contact our office directly.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $495,000.00
Projected Expenses $150,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Endowment Trust of Friends of the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County1988
Supported Organization Metropolitan Library System
Year Founded 1986
IRS Ruling Year 1988
State Registration Expiration Aug 2018
Mission To grow the endowment to enhance our libraries.

The Library Endowment Trust is an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to create extra funds above the tax base to provide excellence in Oklahoma County’s public libraries. The Board of Trustees is composed of 15 to 22 people and meets a minimum of four times a year, per the organization’s bylaws. The primary purpose of the board is two-fold: fiduciary (investing and protecting endowment funds) and fundraising (soliciting gifts to grow endowment funds). 

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City

The Metropolitan Library System's primary service area is Oklahoma County and Oklahoma City beyond the county boundaries.

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Libraries
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director N/A N/A
Start Date Jan 1987
Email N/A
Number of Full-time Staff 0
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 37
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? N/A
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
The Library Endowment Trust is pleased to collaborate with the Friends of the Metropolitan Library System in order to meet the fundraising needs of the Metropolitan Library System.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mrs. Heather Ross
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2018 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Mrs. Susan AdamsRonald McDonald House of Oklahoma CityVoting
Mrs. Catherine ArmitageCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Ron ByrneAmerican FidelityVoting
Mr. Robert ClementsClements FoodsVoting
Ms. Liz CromwellSouth OKC Chamber of CommerceVoting
Mr. Larry DavisLawrence Davis, PC - AttorneyVoting
Ms. Roberta FieldsMcAfee & TaftVoting
Mrs. Penny McCalebCommunity VolunteerExofficio
Mrs. Rachel PappyPolston TaxVoting
Mr. Steve PayneC. L. Frates & CompanyVoting
Mrs. Heather RossCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Carrie SparlingVoting
Mr. AJ StewartFriends of the Metropolitan Library SytemExofficio
Mrs. Suzy SultemeierCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Jill TrauschkeVoting
Mr. Craig WoodruffAcorn Growth CompanyVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 10
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Mr. David CarpenterAmerican Fidelity
Mrs. Sarah HoganCommunity Volunteer
Mrs. Katie McClendonCommunity Volunteer
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $495,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $150,000
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$116,718$79,992$41,874
Unrealized Gain/Loss$31,212($25,100)($38,732)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$154,537$118,441$149,496
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$23,192$1,050$171,865
Administration Expense$44,317$48,223$20,405
Fundraising Expense----$3,566
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses9.095.651.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses34%2%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$5,287,976$4,738,760$4,507,264
Current Assets$417,019$240,935$45,800
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$4,979$2,132--
Total Net Assets$5,282,997$4,736,628$4,507,264
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities83.76113.01--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $256,639Special Events $118,441Contributions $200,672
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $154,537Contributions $105,302Special Events $149,496
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $116,718Investment Income $79,992Investment Income $41,874
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Primary Phone 405 606-3760
Give with Credit Card
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director N/A N/A
Board Chair Mrs. Heather Ross
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer