“Libraries are not made, they grow.”
In 1921, the Sauk City Women’s Club planted the first seed, and our library has flourished ever since. A large part of this growth has been due to memorials, gifts, bequests, and endowments provided by concerned civic-minded citizens.
There are many ways that you can help the library continue to grow!
Purchase Books or Other Materials for the Library Collection
Leave a lasting memorial for a loved-one. Honor an employee, graduate, or volunteer. Commemorate a birthday, retirement or anniversary. Create something special for your honoree, the library, and the entire community.
Materials can be chosen in subject areas of special interest for remembering the honoree. The person or special occasion is recognized on a book plate installed inside the front cover, and a memorial card is sent to the person of your choice. Materials are then put into the general collection for all library patrons to use and enjoy.
Make a Bequest or Gift to the Library
Funds may be left to the library for a variety of purposes. You can allow the Library Board to use the funds as they see fit, or you can create a bequest for a specific purpose.
The following is a suggested form for an outright bequest, which you may have your attorney adopt to fit your ends:
“I give and bequest $ ____________ to the George Culver Community Library, Sauk City, Wisconsin. I recognize that the particular use which should be made of these funds can best be determined in view of the conditions existing at the time. Accordingly, the amount may be used by the library’s governing board within its sole discretion for any purpose consistent with the objectives of the library.”
Members of the Library Board or the Library Director are available to discuss such memorials with you or your legal counsel.
Establish a Charitable Remainder Trust for the Benefit of the Library
Funds may be left to the library during your lifetime with additional tax advantages and without sacrificing amounts left to heirs. Information on setting up a charitable remainder trust can be obtained through bank trust departments or your attorney. Again, members of the Library Board or the Library Director are available to discuss such memorials with you or your legal counsel.
If you would like more information on Legacy Giving, please call the library at (608) 643-8346 or email Lisa Renier Thomas, Library Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also download and print the Legacy Giving Brochure below and return it to the library.