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Planned Giving

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Did you grow up with the Library?  Do you use your local branch or one of our world-class research libraries?  If so, help ensure that The New York Public Library remains a vital civic asset for future generations or New Yorkers by making a planned gift.  Add your legacy to those of our 19th-century founders—John Jacob Astor, James Lenox, and Samuel Tilden—and the thousands of others since whose financial support has allowed the Library to maintain its tradition of excellent and free public service.

How can you help to ensure the Library’s future?  By including the Library in your estate and financial plans in one of following ways: 

Writing My Will

Include the Library in your estate plan; it’s easy to do even if you already have a Will or Living Trust.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

Charitable Trusts

Other Planned Gift Options

Consider leaving assets in your retirement plan, life insurance policy, and other financial accounts to the Library.  It’s a simple and tax-efficient way to fund your legacy.

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Bigelow Society

Do any of these and become a member of the Library’s Bigelow Society, giving you access to special Library events and programs.

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Contact Planned Giving Staff

We look forward to working with you as you consider your legacy for the Library.

Planned Giving The New York Public Library 445 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor New York, New York 10016 fax: 212.532.1828

John Bacon, Director for Planned Giving 212.930.0568

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