To honor the Library’s 125th Anniversary, The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust has made a generous commitment to help launch our first-ever Legacy Challenge. This challenge is a campaign to inspire our supporters to maximize their impact when listing the Library as a beneficiary in their wills or trusts, or of their retirement plans or financial accounts—securing funds for our most urgent needs, well into the future.
To learn more about this exciting campaign please contact us at 212.930.0652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways that you can support the Library with a planned gift:
Benefits of Membership for Legacy Society Members
The Bigelow Society, the Langston Hughes Legacy Society, and the Encore Legacy Society, are honorary societies that recognize the generosity of individuals who have named the New York Public Library, the Schomburg Center, or the Library for the Performing Arts in their will or trust, or have designated them as a beneficiary of an investment account or insurance policy. The Library expresses its gratitude to members by inviting them to special Library events and by listing their names in donor publications. The support of our members ensures that future generations will enjoy free access to knowledge and opportunity while bringing communities together for open discussion, thought, and civic engagement.
We are pleased to offer a new service to our supporters: access to Giving Docs, an independent, third-party online estate planning tool that allows you to create or update your will free of charge during your lifetime. Giving Docs is simple, secure and free. Please visit Givingdocs.com/nypl and start planning your legacy.