Has the Avon Library touched your life or the life of someone close to you? A gift to the library is a gift to the community that will touch the lives of many in return. Planned giving is a way to fulfill your philanthropic objectives while maximizing your tax benefits through careful estate planning.
The library is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and administered by a professional library staff. The Town of Avon’s annual operating budget funds essential services. All privately derived funds are earmarked for special programs, collections and future growth of the library. The Board of Trustees manages this funding.
Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash: If you itemize on your tax return, cash gifts can be deducted from your adjusted gross income.
Wills and Bequests: You can leave a specified amount or a percentage of your estate to the library, or you may elect to make a residual bequest, leaving the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones. Your intentions must be clearly stated in your will.
Gifts of Life Insurance: You can name the library as beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy or a new policy.
Other possibilities include gifts of real estate, publicly-listed securities, charitable remainder trusts and more.
Consult with your financial advisor to ensure that your planned gift is designed to give you the maximum tax and legal advantages allowed by law.
Matching Gifts: Many employers will match their employee's charitable contributions either directly or through an affiliation with an online matching gift program such as EASYMATCH
. Network for Good
was established by the computer industry; this website encourages use of the Internet for fundraising, community awareness, and volunteer recruitment. It contains information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including the Avon Free Public Library and the Friends of the Avon library.
Contributions can be made online
Make a Lasting Gift Form
To honor a friend, family member or colleague; to commemorate a special occasion: to pay tribute to the memory of a significant someone: or to express appreciation and support for the Avon Library donate $25.00 or more ($15.00 for a children's item) and a new acquisition will be added to the Avon Library's collection.
You may designate the medium (a book, magazine subscription, compact disc, etc.), title or subject to reflect a personal interest or the interest of the individual in whose name the donation is made.
Each new item will receive a commemorative plate identifying the donor and the person being honored. The Library will notify the appropriate individual about your gift. The amount of all contributions will remain confidential.
Your gift will be a lasting expression
of your special sentiment
and will enrich the Avon Library's collection.!
Please complete form and return to the Library.