Planned Gifts

A planned gift to a charitable organization like the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation allows you to create a legacy for your community while meeting your own financial and personal objectives. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to:

  • Reduce income, gift and estate taxes
  • Secure a source of cash flow for the rest of your life
  • Reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes

Wills and Living Trusts
Charitable bequests are made through wills or revocable living trusts and are a popular way to support an organization. Bequests are simple to arrange, offer flexibility and can reduce estate taxes. Contact the library development office to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

Life Income Plans
There are a number of ways to donate cash, securities or other property and arrange lifetime payments for yourself or loved ones. Benefits include a current income tax deduction as well as other possible tax advantages. The library development office can answer questions you may have about establishing this wonderful gift for your community.

Retirement Plan Assets
In many cases, donating some or all of the assets from your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan is a smart option. Contact the library development office to find out how you can make such a gift during your lifetime or after death to establish a legacy to carry on your commitment to the community.

Other Planned Gift Options
Assets such as securities, life insurance policies, U.S. savings bonds, annuity contracts, tangible personal property and works of art are all welcome gifts. Contact the library development office to learn how to bestow your gift to the library system.