Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library Foundation

The Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to fully develop the potential of the public library through financial support from the private sector to increase awareness and use of the library, and thereby endow future generations with a broad range of intellectual resources.

Learn more about the Foundation through our informational Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library Foundation brochure.

Giving to the Foundation is an easy process. You can give any amount from $100 to over $100,000. For donations of $1,000 and more, plaques will be placed in the library’s foyer recognizing the gift. Creating an endowment is a great way for your gift to keep giving throughout the years. You can also choose how the money will be spent such as on books on cd, children’s books, or even programming.

For more information about the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library Foundation and how to become a Foundation supporter, please contact the library at 229-248-2665. You may also download the foundation form and return it to the library. 

Our Purpose

To conduct charitable, educational and scientific activities for the purpose of providing books and services not otherwise available for the Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library.

What We Strive For

To enhance the Library's collections, programs and facilities. Our goal is $500,000.

What Your Library Needs

The Foundation provides financial support for needs that require more funding than provided by state and local government sources.

Foundation Support

Money from the Foundation goes to support:

  • Book Endowments
  • Summer Reading
  • Adult & Children Programs
  • Digital & Virtual Resources
  • Downloadable Materials
  • Technology Needs
  • Facilities
Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library Foundation Members

Chairperson:  Mike Barber
Vice Chairperson:  Billy Walker
Treasurer: Scott Ewing
Secretary/Library Director:  Susan Whittle
Members:  Josh Bell
  Jeannie Cox
  Threasa Hall
  Sean Johnson
  Jon McRae
  Shirley Beck, Ex Officio
Library Liaison:  Catherine Vanstone

Major Library Foundation Supporters Past and Present Who Have Given $1000 or More
1990 through 2021
Amoco Fabrics & Fibers Co. & Foundation
Andrea, Scott, & Andrew Avery, Jr.
City of Bainbridge
Bainbridge Development Company
Bainbridge Lions Club
Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Bainbridge Rotary Club
Bank of the Ozarks
Mr. & Mrs. Kermit Bates
Rowland P. Bolton, Jr.
BP Amoco Foundation
Laura Bridges
James D. Bridges
Dean & Thea Burke
Tom Bush
Climax Community Club
Ed & Starr Cole
Commissioners of Decatur County
Mr. & Mrs. Vance Custer, III
George & Carolyn Daniel
Decatur County Bd of Education
Joan Dollar
Mrs. T. Hubert Dollar & Family
Eastern Minerals
Elberta Crate & Box Company
First Federal Savings Bank
First Port City Bank
Flint River Mills
Flint River Realty
Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust
Friends of Decatur County-Gilbert H. Gragg Library
Wynema Gates
Georgia Power Foundation
Gilbert H. Gragg, Jr. Family
Charles & Dana Sue Hadsock
Sharon Haines
Erwin & Kelly Harrell
Janet Harrell
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Henderson
Cathy Higginbotham
Mr. & Mrs. James O. Hines
Inland Food Group
International Paper Company & Foundation
Dick & Diane Ivey
Mr. & Mrs. Bill J. Jones
Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Trust
Lambert, Floyd, Conger & Cox
Harold & Jane Lambert
D.M. Langston Estate
Dennis G. Lee
Dr. & Mrs. Jack Leverett
Mayo & Carolyn Livingston
Lynch Systems
E.J. & Teri Maggio
Bruce Mann, CPA
Marshall Minerals
Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Martin
Derek & Shana Martin
Dennie McGowan & Earl Nichols
Dr. & Mrs. Jon McRae
Raymond & Wynema Miles
Richard & Linda Monson
Bernard M. & Elanor Nussbaum
Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Pando
Park Avenue Bank
Clive & Eileen Parker
Mr. & Mrs. Vic Pemberton
Physicians of Decatur Medical Society & Memorial Hospital and Manor
Pilot Club of Bainbridge
Mr. & Mrs. Alec Poitevint
Loyd & Joyce Poitevint Book Endowment
Stephen & Christy Poitevint
Paul & Susan Ralph
Regions Bank
Annie Barber Reynolds
Edward & Tonya Reynolds
Mr. & Mrs. Reuben M. Reynolds, Jr.  & Family
Family & Friends of Raleigh & Mary Eugenia Willis Rollins
Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Rozier
Judith M. Rozier
Charles Rozier
Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Sharber
Mr. & Mrs. John Simmons
Mrs. Ramsay Simmons, Sr.
Southeastern Minerals
Family of Mary Stone
G. Rod Sullivan, Jr.
Douglas West
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Whittle
Winn Dixie
Bob Woodward