The White Plains Library Foundation is dedicated to the long term success of the Library and we hope you'll join us in thinking about the future.

Public libraries benefit from planned gifts that make it possible to adapt to changing community needs, especially during uncertain economic cycles that can affect government budgets. That's why we're asking you to consider providing instructions in your will for a planned gift. Making plans for a future gift creates a legacy for generations to come and helps ensure the Library stays responsive, innovative, and accessible.

Bequests are a common type of planned gift and it's not complicated to add language to a will. Here’s an example of text that includes the information needed to create an unrestricted bequest to benefit the Library:

I hereby bequeath   _____% of my estate (or $____ )  to the White Plains Library Foundation, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit organization located at 100 Martine Avenue in White Plains, NY 10601, tax ID number 13-3943092.

The Foundation appreciates unrestricted bequests because the gift can be directed to where its needed most, however, a specific bequest for a particular purpose is also a meaningful way to invest in the Library's future. While bequests are a popular type of planned gift, other options include gifts of life insurance, retirement plan benefits and other assets.

Please check with a legal advisor to confirm what’s best for your situation. If you’d like to discuss a legacy gift to benefit the Library, please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director, Nancy Rubini