Your Library, Your Legacy

You can ensure a strong future for the library by including the Champaign Public Library Foundation in your estate plans. Your legacy as someone who cared deeply about your community can be established through any of the following methods:

  • Bequest
  • Life Insurance Beneficiary
  • Individual Retirement Account Beneficiary
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Gift of Real Estate

Follow the links below to learn more.

The Burnham Society: Recognition for Your Gift


We invite you to join the Burnham Society, recognizing those who have included the Library Foundation in their estate plans.

Bequests, Insurance & IRAs


These simple ways to give can help you retain control of assets, reduce estate taxes, and make a larger gift than you could during your lifetime.

Gifts Providing Income


A charitable remainder trust or gift of real estate can provide income during your lifetime and avoid capital gains.

How Your Gift Will Be Used


Your gift will help us build an endowed Fund for Excellence to enrich collections and broaden educational program offerings.

Edith Ann Stotler

“Our library is one of our city’s greatest assets. With a great legacy dating back to a gift from A.C. Burnham in 1896, and with a fine new building, the library continues to enrich life in our community beyond anything we can measure. By including the library in my estate plan, I can help continue this strong tradition into the future.”

—Edith Ann Stotler

More Information

Contact Donna Pittman, development director, at 217/403–2050 or

Donate Now

Give online or mail your gift today to the Champaign Public Library Foundation, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820.