Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever.
The Beyond the Page Campaign began in 2012 with a $350,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The libraries, supported by the Madison Community Foundation went on to raise the required match. The endowment currently yields approximately $65,000 annually and funds a variety of programs. The details of all Beyond the Page programs – and more – can be found on the Beyond the Page calendar. All library programs are free and open to the public, although some may require pre-registration.
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Through a variety of channels, the Dane County Library Service assures all Dane County residents free access to all public library services. www.dcls.info
Since 1942, Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates, and manages philanthropy, with more than 900 individual donor funds, and over $133 million in assets. More than $2 million is designated exclusively for local library endowments. www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org
National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. Government. It is dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. www.neh.gov