|Create a Legacy at the Library|
Include the DeKalb Library Foundation in your will. You may name the DeKalb Library Foundation as a beneficiary of your will, either with a designated amount, a percentage or a recipient of funds after other beneficiaries have received their bequests.*
Name the DeKalb Library Foundation as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. Donors may support the DeKalb Library Foundation through a gift of life insurance. If you make the Foundation the owner and beneficiary of the policy, your gift is deductible.*
Name the DeKalb Library Foundation as a beneficiary on a retirement account. Funds from a qualifying account may pass to the DeKalb Library Foundation tax-free.*
Create a charitable trust to benefit the DeKalb Library Foundation. A variety of trust arrangements are available that offer lifetime income and/or multiple tax benefits to the donor.*
Arrange a charitable gift annuity. Gift annuities are an agreement between the DeKalb Library Foundation and the donor in which a donation is made to the DeKalb Library Foundation and the donor receives annual income from the Foundation and a partial tax deduction.*
Make a gift of real estate. Giving appreciated real estate also offers tax advantages, allowing the donor to deduct the full fair market value of the property and avoid tax on any capital gains. Donors may also make a real estate gift that allows them to use the property for their lifetimes, after which the Foundation receives it.*
Leave your mark by taking advantage of naming opportunities in our community libraries. At many of the library branches there are opportunities for Legacy Society Members to give a current gift which names benches or interior library areas in honor of individuals, families, civic organizations or companies.
Make an immediate donation. You may support the DeKalb Library Foundation with cash, corporate matching gifts, gifts of securities or gifts from a retirement account.
* Please consult your attorney or financial advisor to determine what option accomplishes your charitable intentions and provides the greatest tax advantages for your situation.
The DeKalb Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.