Bequests Help Plan for the Future
The New Canaan Library is very excited about receiving a significant bequest from Jim Creedon, a long-time volunteer and Friend of the Library. On Thursday, July 28th, the New Canaan Advertiser carried the announcement and shared the profile of the man who lived so humbly and gave so much. http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/ncadvertiser/news/localnews/99774-library-receives-2-million-from-estate-of-volunteer.html When the news was announced, many of you came to us with stories of Jim—remembering how he walked his dog every morning, or reminiscing about his friendship with John Randolph and Tom Casey. One person told me that Jim valued the Library as the heart of the community; his generosity underscored how integral that value was to him.
Some of you have also approached us asking how to leave a bequest to the Library. Planned Giving is an important way for us to prepare for the future; these gifts ensure the Library’s ability to make long range plans to meet future challenges. By making a gift through your estate plan, you are ensuring that the Library continues to provide the high standards of collections and programming that have served New Canaan for over 134 years. You also join in the unique ranks of caring, curious individuals, like Comstock, Cascari, and now Creedon, who desired to give to an organization that inspires every generation of New Canaan resident. Estate planning is an important and intensely personal process. Our development team and myself are available to speak confidentially with you or your advisor about the benefits to the Library and to you that are available by making a gift. For more information or to ask questions, please do not hesitate to call me (203-594-5005) or come by my office.