Bequests and planned gifts are a vital source of funding for the Toronto Public Library Foundation, assuring the vitality of Toronto’s Library for future generations. Your contribution will touch thousands of lives for many years to come.
The simplest way to make a planned gift to the Library is through your will or living trust, by naming the Toronto Public Library Foundation in your will as a beneficiary.
With a bequest in your will, you can create a future gift of a specific amount of money, an item of personal property or a percentage of your estate. Bequests can also be arranged so that the Library will be given the residue of your estate after all other bequests have been paid. For suggested bequest language, please click here.
Your estate can claim charitable gifts in the year of death equal to 100% of net income (higher than the limit of 70% for living donors). Any unused donation credits can be carried back to the previous year at the same 100% rate.
For more information, please contact:
Liza Fernandes, Associate Director Community and Legacy Gifts
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Ph: (416) 397-5924; Fx: (416)397-5999;