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Legacy Donors

What are the Legacy Donors?

The Legacy Donors are made up of people who have included the St. Charles Public Library Foundation in their estate plan because they believe in the importance of literature and reading, access to information, and the promotion of cultural awareness.

Why are the Legacy Donors important?

The Legacy Donors are important because books and information technology are costly and changing in today's society. Most of the library's operating budget must be dedicated to books and other library materials, information professionals, and electronic resources. Financial support from the people served by the Library is needed to maintain the highest quality library service.

The Legacy Donors allows the Library Foundation to recognize and personally thank people who make this commitment.

How will these estate gifts be used?

Unrestricted gifts will become part of the Foundation Endowment Fund. Interest from the Fund will be used to enhance and enrich Library collections, services, and programs.

What are the benefits of making an estate gift to the Library Foundation?

An intangible but major benefit is the satisfaction of making a significant contribution to the cultural life of our community. Another important, more tangible, benefit is reduction of estate and probate costs and death taxes.

How does a donor become a member of the Legacy Donors?

Contact Edith Craig at 630-584-0076 ext. 273 to obtain a donor card. You will need to sign and return this donor card to indicate that a planned gift has been made to the St. Charles Public Library Foundation.

Download the Legacy Donors Brochure