District of Columbia Code Division VI. Education, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions. § 39-107a § 39-107a. Authority to accept donations and gifts.

(a) The Board of Library Trustees may accept donations, gifts by devise or bequest, grants, and any other type of asset, except real property as defined in § 10-801.01 , from individuals, clubs, groups, corporations, partnerships, and other governmental entities.  The Board shall approve any donation, gift, grant, or asset with a value of $10,000 or more, but may delegate the acceptance of any donation, gift, grant, or asset with a value of less than $10,000 to the librarian of the public library.

(b) The Board shall manage the property or funds in accordance with the provisions or conditions of the donation, gift, grant, or other type of asset, including the investment of the principal of the property or funds.

(c) All monetary donations permitted under subsection (a) of this section shall be made available to the District of Columbia Public Library through the private grant revenue source included in the District of Columbia Public Library's annual operating budget.

(d) The Board shall issue rules to implement this section.  The rules shall govern the acceptance and use of donations and gifts, record-keeping requirements, audit procedures, accessibility of records for public inspection, and any other areas that the Board considers appropriate.


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