Simple Ways to Give
Make a Bequest
Make a bequest to the Champaign Public Library Foundation in your will. This can be done when you write the will, or you can easily add a codicil to an existing will. See our example of wording to use.
Bequests can be for specific amounts of money, specific assets, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after all other bequests have been honored.
Life Insurance or IRA
Name the Champaign Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account, such as an IRA.
Obtain a beneficiary designation form and name the Library Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary.
- Simple to do and available to almost everyone
- May reduce estate taxes
- You retain control of your assets during your lifetime
- May allow you to make a larger gift than you could do during your lifetime
Use this wording to leave a gift to the library in your will.
“Who knows what the future will bring? I do know that this library will be part of preparing young people for our changing world. My family and I like being part of that effort.”
- Donald C. Dodds Jr.
Contact Donna Pittman, development director, at 217/403–2050 or email@example.com.
Give online or mail your gift today to the Champaign Public Library Foundation, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820.