Create a legacy by including the library in your will

You might be one of the many grateful library patrons who would like to give back to the library but your current financial circumstances may not allow you to make the gift you want. The answer may be a gift in your will.

Here are some considerations:

  • Each gift is important no matter the size. Every dollar will be put to very good use.
  • It can be hard to decide on an amount. Instead, you can designate a percentage of whatever is left over after the important people in your life have been taken care of. That way, your gift will reflect your changing financial situation during your lifetime.
  • You can decide how your money is used. You can direct your gift toward the services, programs and collections at the library that are important to you. But as the library is always evolving, it is good to check with Foundation staff about the best way to word your designation so that it fulfils your wishes years into the future.
  • When properly planned, a bequest gift may actually help reduce tax and not significantly affect what your loved ones and heirs would otherwise receive.
  • Your intentions and your personal information are always confidential.

For more information contact Liza Fernandes, Associate Director Community and Legacy Gifts at 416-397-5924 or click here for more information.