Challenge for Charities

During the annual Challenge for Charities the Lander Community Foundation matches a percentage of every dollar donated to the Lander Library Friends Association. The Challenge normally runs May, June, and July. You have the unique opportunity during this period of time to get more bang for your buck than any other time of year while helping an institution central to our community. Please consider making a donation to the Lander Library Friends next year during the C4C event.

Right now a child is hard at work practicing a piano piece for their upcoming recital. The question is, where will they perform this piece? The Carnegie Room at the Library provides such a place, opening its doors for community events like recitals, youth theatre workshops, comedians, and viewings of National Theatre Live and Metropolitan Opera.

Through funds raised during the Challenge for Charities in previous years, the Carnegie Room received an audio-visual boost with a new high tech sound and projection system. In addition, a beautiful gazebo was constructed on the library lawn through donations and the Challenge matching funds.


Between movie viewings in the Carnegie, and the enjoyment of a comfortable reading spot under the shade of the gazebo, the library has gained more than just structural improvements. It has gained spaces for the community to come together and enrich their lives. Without you we could never have achieved so much.

In 2020, over $17,000 was raised through the Challenge for Charities to continue supporting the Library.

When spring rolls around you have two options:

  • To avoid credit card fees, mail a donor form with your check payable to the Lander Community Foundation, PO Box 1131, Lander WY 82520. Be sure to designate Lander Library Friends on the form and on your check.
  • Donate online at the Lander Community Foundation.

The Lander Library Friends Association thanks you for your support!