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Leave A Legacy

You can help ensure the Library is enjoyed for generations to come through your estate plans.

By leaving a planned gift to the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation (FWPLF), you will provide the Library with a critical source of long-term funding – and funding the future of libraries in Fort Worth.
To learn more, contact Andrea@fwlibraryfoundation.org.

Gifts Through Your Will

A charitable bequest is one of the most meaningful legacies you can leave for your loved ones and your favorite organizations. These types of planned gifts can be a way for you to contribute money to The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation while also realizing some of your estate and financial planning goals.

If you have already included the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation in your estate plan, THANK YOU! We hope you will let us know by completing this confidential form. We want to thank you and learn how you would like to be recognized for this gift.

Below is a sample bequest language that might be used to designate a fixed sum or percentage of your assets to the Foundation.

“I give to The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, 500 W. Third Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 (Federal Tax Identification Number# 75-2486106) the amount of $_______ or ______% of the residue of my estate.”

If you have questions about including the Library Foundation in your estate plans, please contact the Foundation at 817-871-2022 or info@fwlibraryfoundation.org

Gifts with Beneficiary Designation

Making a gift to the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation by beneficiary designation from a Transfer on Death (TOD) accounts, is a simple and tax-efficient way to fund your legacy and avoid the probate process. To include the Foundation, simply contact a representative of the institution that manages your account or policy and request a “change of beneficiary form.”

  • Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance Plans
  • Banking and Brokerage Accounts

Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian payable to a qualified charity, is a great way to support the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year.

The Will Courtney Legacy Society

The Will Courtney Legacy Society recognizes the generosity of individuals who, during their lifetimes, include the FWPL Foundation in their estate plans or make another type of planned gift. Member benefits include invitations to exclusive gatherings and recognition in the FWPL Foundation’s annual report unless anonymity is requested.

If you have set up a planned giving arrangement for the Foundation, we hope you will complete our confidential form so we can thank you and recognize you as a Literary Legends member.

For more information about any of the planned giving options, contact Andrea Ash at 817-871-2022

The Foundation recommends consulting with your attorney or financial advisors to make sure that the gift you choose makes sense as part of your overall estate plan.