The Mission of Living Legacy Foundation

The Living Legacy Foundation's mission is to build financial security by preserving the Loudonville Public Library for generations to come.

The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity which allows you to give financial gifts to the library and receive valuable tax benefits. The gifts help the library carry on its worthwhile work in the community by offering educational opportunities for young and old alike.

A donation to the Living Legacy Foundation supports such areas as:

¤ Youth and adult services
¤ Technology
¤ Collection expansion
¤ Building and grounds

As a donor, you select one or more areas of interest to financially support or elect to give a gift that does not specify how donations can be used to benefit the library.

Benefits of Your Gift

Gifts to the Living Legacy Foundation allow you to make financial commitments to the library not only for today but in the future.

When you make a donation to the library, you help assure that children for generations to come will also have a chance to get a library card and explore the world through books and various methods of technology.


You can make a financial contribution that:

¤ Designates support for a specific program or service by only using the interest, not the principle;
¤ Supports a wide range of programs or services by using only the income from the gift;
¤ Memorializes a loved one for a specific or wide range of services in a designated or undesignated fund; or
¤ Supports the general fund to meet specific needs.

Every gift is important. You choose the method that meets your interests and you feel will be best for the library.


An easy way to make a bequest to the library is through a designation in your will or trust.

You can designate a gift in a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate that you own at the time of your death to be given to the Living Legacy Foundation.

Your estate planning professional can help you determine the gift that will help secure the library for the future.


To make a gift to the library you can give:

¤ Cash
¤ Will/trust bequests
¤ Life insurance
¤ Real estate
¤ Personal property
¤ Retirement funds

The Board of Trustees of the Living Legacy Foundation volunteer their time and are responsible for the promotion and solicitation of gifts, management and investment of funds and the distribution of funds as desired by you. They all live in the community and are committed to the library's mission.


When you make a gift to the foundation, you may help reduce your taxes while making an investment in the library. Your philanthropic gesture carries on the tradition of support for an institution that is a valuable resource for young and old alike. Your gift helps sustain and grow the library.

To make the most of your gift for you and the library, consult your estate planner to establish the best method for you to leave your legacy at the library.