Leaving a Legacy through Planned Giving


The Founders’ Circle recognizes and celebrates those individuals who have made provisions to include New Canaan Library in their wills and estate plans. The world of libraries is changing and the kind of support a bequest gives ensures the Library’s ability to make long range plans to meet future challenges. We invite you to join other like-minded donors and become a member of this special group.


The following options are available for making a planned gift to the Library: naming the New Canaan Library as the beneficiary of an IRA; naming the Library as the owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy; or making a bequest to the Library through your will or living trust.


Sample language for making such a gift is as follows: “I give, devise, and bequeath to the New Canaan Library, Incorporated, a nonprofit organization, federal ID #06-0646764, located at 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840, (insert dollar amount, description of property, or percentage of residuary estate), which shall be used at the discretion of the Board of Trustees for the general purposes of the Library.”


The Library expresses gratitude to members of the Founders’ Circle through personal communications from the Director, invitations to special events, a subscription to our quarterly print newsletter, inclusion in conversations about the Library’s future, and acknowledgement in the Library Association’s Annual Report.  There is no minimum gift to become a member of the Founders’ Circle, simply inform the Library of your gift.  For general information about planned gifts visit the Leave a Legacy Connecticut website.  If you would like assistance or have questions regarding gifts, please contact the Development Department at 203-594-5025