You make a living by what you get.
You make a life by what you give.
– Winston Churchill
A healthy endowment fund ensures our commitment to the adults and youth of our community to continue to provide the highest possible quality of library services.
In acknowledgement of the community’s need for and benefit from the library, the Foundation will work on behalf of the entire community in providing continued financial support for our library’s future.
Community taxpayer support is a vital ingredient to day-to-day public library operation, but is not sufficient to sustain library services into the future.
There are many ways you can choose to provide support for the Foundation’s endowment. The following are means by which individuals, organizations or businesses can secure a legacy that enriches their community.
Benefits of Planned Giving
Fulfill individual or corporate philanthropic goals.
Reduce income tax through a deduction for a gift
Avoid capital-gain tax on gifts of long term appreciated property.
Retain a stream of income for the life of the donor and for other beneficiaries.
Eliminate federal estate tax on property passing to Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library Foundation upon donor’s death.
Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts may be given at any time which will provide tax benefits.
Gifts Through Your Will
Designation of the Library for a memorial gift is appreciated. Bequests through your will are a common and simple way for you to support the Foundation’s endowment fund.
Gifts Through Trusts & Annuities
The Library can be designated a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
Gifts of Property or Securities
Gifts of property or securities may be given during your lifetime or transferred through your will.
All Donors Will Be Recognized
The permanent Donor Board will recognize the following donation levels:
$250 – $999……engraved 2″x3″ tile
$1,000 – $2,499………..6″x3″ tile
$2,500 – $4,999………..6″x6″ tile
$5,000 – $9,999……….6″x12″ tile
$10.000 and above….12″x12″ tile or special recognition
The Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library is an integral part of the community. Please consider how you can help continue the legacy of Shirley M. Wright & Hettie Pierce.