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Current Members

Anonymous Donor

Ascentra Credit Union

Robert & Lee Bahrenburg

Bechtel Trust & Foundation

Packer & Helen Brown Unitrust

Duncan Cameron

Cultural Awareness Council

Mary Waterman

Hubbell-Waterman Foundation

Iowa American Water

Garrison Keillor

Nelson "Joe" & Dorathea Leclair

Frank & Ann McCarthy

Harry & Georgia Mihm

Charles B. Preacher Foundation

Kathy Wolfe & the Wolfe Family Foundation

Riverboat Development Authority

Scott County Regional Authority

Marcia E. Traer

Trinity at Terrace Park

Robert V.P. & Catherine Waterman

Steve Wilson

Faye Clow


The future of the Bettendorf Public Library depends on the support of those within this community. Although tax dollars fund the basic operation of the library, we need the help from other income sources in order to continue our work of helping people to read, learn, and improve the quality of their lives.

Recognizing the mission and vision of the Library Foundation, in 1991, Elizabeth Malmros donated her entire estate to the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation. She was a charter Trustee of the Bettendorf Public Library and served on the Board of Trustees until her death. Her gift totaling $150,000 enabled the foundation to establish our endowment fund. This generosity paved the way to a bright future for the library. The Malmros Society recognizes other major contributors in her name and was created in honor of Mrs. Malmros' dedication and inspiration.

Sharing the vision of Elizabeth Malmros are the above contributors. To inquire about membership in this prestigious society contact the Foundation. To become a member contributors must do one or more of the following:

  • Contribute a cash gift of $10,000 to the Library Foundation
  • Make a multiple year pledge of $10,000
  • Endow a deferred gift with a present value of $10,000
  • Establish a Charitable Lead Trust or Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Make a gift of stock or appreciated property of $10,000