Friends of the Beaufort County Library
311 Scott St
Beaufort SC 29902-5556
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address 311 Scott St
Beaufort, SC 299025556
Telephone (843) 255-6456
Projected Annual Revenue $29,585.00 (2015)
Mission Statement

The Friends of the Beaufort County Library is a volunteer organization providing financial support to the northern Beaufort County libraries with services to the community through additional funding of programs and projects which promote learning, leisure and life.

CEO/Executive Director Marlyn Harcharik
Board Chair Marilyn Harcharik
Board Chair Company Affiliation volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
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Revenue vs Expenses Area Graph - All Years

Comparing revenue to expenses shows how the organizations finances fluctuate over time.

Source: IRS Form 990

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The Friends of the Beaufort County Library is a volunteer organization providing financial support to the northern Beaufort County libraries with services to the community through additional funding of programs and projects which promote learning, leisure and life.

Background Friends of the Library in Beaufort has been supporting the library with materials for programs, books, music, and movies since 1979.    We supplement the budget that the Library receives from the county.    The difference is that our extra money funds many special projects particularly geared to children and teens.    We also provide money for computers, shelving, and furnishing.     The library serves a critical need in the community of offering FREE information to everyone.   The funding from the Friends helps support the library’s mission of helping people reach their potential through learning, training, and growth.


Raised $15k for books for the shelves of the new St Helena library.    

Hosted 8 weekly book reviews (Books Sandwiched In) in the winter which draws 200 people each week – through this program, we increase book lovers exposure to books and local personalities while promoting the library. 

Book sales provided funding for children’s, teen and adult programs in the library.



Refurbish the children’s room of the Scott Street library.  

Launch a series of programs for pre-teens and teens promoting life skills.   

Support the job center – posting jobs and helping people apply online by offering resume writing skills and computer training as needed

$15k to refurbish the children’s room.

$5k for life skills and job training programs.

Volunteers with all levels of computer skills willing to do training

Volunteers and high level computer skills in CadCam software or 3d printer software.  

Volunteers who can teach soft skills like how to interview for a job, how to have a conversation, job responsibility, customer service skills, etc.


CEO/Executive Director Statement This is a total volunteer org.   See statement from Board chair.
Board Chair Statement

Our organization is an all volunteer organization.    We support the primary focus of the library which is to educate people of all ages and make information available to them so that they can grow intellectually as much as they want.   We inspire people to read, learn, and reach for their dreams.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The Friends seeks funding to enhance the programs and services offered by the Beaufort County Library
Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Northern Beaufort County 
Board Chair
Board Chair Marilyn Harcharik
Company Affiliation volunteer
Term Apr 2014 to Apr 2020
Board of Directors
Kinsey Baker Book sales
Kelly Baker Board Member
Pam Brandon director
Carol Brown Board Member
Marilyn Harcharik President
Larry Laughlin Treasurer
Lee Martin membership
Alyssa Martin Membership
Vicki Mix Board Member
Cindy Schafer Newsletter
Connie Scuderi Board member
Melissa Venable Secretary
Lolita Huckaby Watson Public Relations
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 13
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 73%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
We are an all volunteer organization and each Board member has a specific responsibility.   We are always monitoring what we do to try to improve the impact on library patrons - children, youth, adults and senior citizens.   Learning and personal growth is key.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Marlyn Harcharik
Experience Ran Friends of the Beaufort Library and was on the Board 6 yrs in the past.   Also on the Hospital Foundation Board for Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  Other volunteer boards and work were for animals protection and domestic violence.
Former Executive Director/CEOs
Bernie Cole May 2012 - Apr 2013
Sherry Kirsch May 2013 - Apr
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 140
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2015
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Friends of the Beaufort Library works with other non profits like Born to Read, the Beaufort History Museum, YMCA, and the Chamber  to share info and support their literacy and training efforts.    The library also partners with over 19 school and day care centers and other community organizations.
Environmental LiteracyWomen in Philanthropy2015
Fund raising for renovations
Budget $15,000.00
Short Term Success the room will look more appealing and invite more participation
Long Term Success replace 23 year old carpet and repaint.   provide new furnishings for children.   provide safe environment for learning .
Program Success Monitored BY The room has new flooring and paint.
Description Present 8 book reviews in the winter to adults.   
Budget $3,000.00
Short Term Success people are more aware of the library and join as a member to show support . cost is $15 for a basic membership
Long Term Success 30 years of attendance from 150-300 people for each book review.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Count attendees and gauge attendee feedback
Description We fund programs for reading and development of other learning skills for children and teens.    
Budget $4,000.00
Short Term Success More materials for these programs.    More sessions.
Long Term Success Reading and math skills.   Summer reading is proven to help children return to school in the fall with more reading comprehension than those who do not.   We measure our success but the number of programs and children served.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY These are soft skills and hard to measure.   We know that just attending creates a beneficial effect.   So we measure attendance.
Description Train teens and youth adults on life skills needed for successful employment like how to write a resume, how to interview well, how to maintain a conversation, the rules of responsibility, and customer service skills.
Budget $5,000.00
Short Term Success It depends on the type of class and goal but for example just teaching people to use the computer - and the double click - to set up an email address for them.   These are all things we help with.
Long Term Success The success is in the number of people we can train to use a computer - you almost cannot apply for a job today unless you can do it online - many people don't have computers or computer skills.  The programs also help prepare people for getting the job and keeping it.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY
It is hard to measure except again by class participation and computer usage.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2015
Projected Revenue $29,585.00
Projected Expenses $33,675.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$41,204$37,162$63,008
Administration Expense$9,583$3,681$4,012
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.901.000.60
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%91%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$94,347$99,481$99,330
Current Assets$94,347$99,481$99,330
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$94,347$99,481$99,330
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes July 2016
Nonprofit Friends of the Beaufort County Library
Address 311 Scott St
Beaufort, SC 299025556
Primary Phone (843) 255-6456
CEO/Executive Director Marlyn Harcharik
Board Chair Marilyn Harcharik
Board Chair Company Affiliation volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1979