Overview: The Libertyville Foundation was established in 2005 to promote tax deductible giving to support programs or services that benefit and enhance the entity of the Village of Libertyville. The Foundation’s Board of Directors (a legally separate entity from that of the Village Board of Trustees and comprised of community members) recently undertook a revision of the Foundation’s guiding principles. Before these principles are finalized, the Board of Directors wishes to solicit public feedback pertaining to the proposed revisions.

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* 1. Prior to receiving this survey, were you aware that the Libertyville Foundation existed?

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* 2. If you answered yes to Question #1, how were you made aware of the Foundation's existence?

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* 3. The proposed new mission statement for the Libertyville Foundation is as follows:

“To inspire community engagement in support of the enhancement of the Village, by cultivating a legacy of giving, to continue to build our community for future generations.”

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poorly articulated and 5 being well-articulated, please indicate how well you feel this proposed statement describes the Libertyville Foundation and articulates its core purpose.

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* 4. Are there words or phrases with which you prefer when you think of the intent of the Foundation as previously described?

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* 5. Are there words or phrases that turn you off when you think of the intent of the Foundation as previously described?

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* 6. Please provide any additional open-ended comments related to the proposed mission statement above.

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* 7. The proposed new vision statement for the Libertyville Foundation is as follows:

“Serve as a gateway to foster continuing pride in our community through personal giving opportunities”

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poorly articulated and 5 being well-articulated, please indicate how well you feel this proposed statement describes what the Libertyville Foundation is aspiring to achieve in the short to medium term in support of its mission statement.

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* 8. Are there words or phrases with which you prefer when you think of the intent of the Foundation as previously described?

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* 9. Are there words or phrases that turn you off when you think of the intent of the Foundation as previously described?

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* 10. Please provide any additional open-ended comments related to the proposed vision statement above.

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* 11. The proposed new tagline for the Libertyville Foundation is as follows:

“Inspiring the Spirt of Giving”

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poorly articulated and 5 being well-articulated, please indicate how well you feel this proposed tagline succinctly communicates the spirit of the Libertyville Foundation’s mission and vision statements.

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* 12. Please provide any open-ended comments related to the proposed tagline above.

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* 13. The Board of Directors intends to clearly establish specific categories of giving in order to make the Libertyville Foundation as “user-friendly” and accessible as possible. The four proposed categories include:

Honoring Those Who Serve – Giving to provide enhancements to the Village’s first responders, including Police, Fire, and Public Works for the procurement of goods and services outside of the Village’s regular budget.
Beautifying Our Village – Services and items that contribute to extending the beauty of the Village. These could include supplemental native plantings and placement and dedication of benches, trees, and other park elements.
Strengthen Our Community – Giving to support Libertyville residents and neighbors in needs. These giving opportunities could fund park and recreation scholarships or assistance for needy families.
Celebrate Our History/Leave a Legacy – Category of giving for restricted or unrestricted donations through an estate plan or bequest.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being poorly articulated and 5 being well-articulated, please indicate how well you feel these proposed categories of giving reflect the proposed mission and vision statements outlined above.

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* 14. Which of the four proposed categories of giving do you find the most clearly stated and relatable?

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* 15. After reviewing and commenting on the new proposed guiding principles for the Libertyville Foundation, would you be more or less likely to engage with the Libertyville Foundation in the future when considering a charitable donation of any kind?

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