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Texas Library Association relies on the generosity of library supporters to enable us to carry out our mission. A gift of financial support to TLA will translate into an enduring legacy that will help keep the flame of libraries and literacy burning bright.

Pat Smith Endowment For Excellence      

TLA members, you are our heroes. Through the 118 years that the Texas Library Association has existed, your strong volunteer ethic, loyalty to our organization and devotion to libraries and to your library patrons has made us one of the most stable state associations in Texas.

Now not only our stability but our future is in jeopardy, due to the unprecedented COVID-19 epidemic and the sudden and necessary cancellation of TLA 2020: Houston. Our in-person conference typically generates 80 percent of our annual revenue, and TLA needs your help now more than ever.

Donations to the Pat Smith Endowment For Excellence broadly support innovative association activities, and TLA's work in accomplishing its mission. Any amount will help and is greatly appreciated!

Other TLA Funds      

These funds support specific programs such as Disaster Relief, Intellectual Freedom, grants and scholarships. Donations to these individual funds must be used solely for the stated purpose.

TLA Units      

These funds support the work of many of TLA units. Donations to these funds may only be used by the unit.