The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust Legacy Challenge

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. 

 For every bequest intention documented by a donor as of October 1, 2019, or new charitable gift annuity established,  The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust will provide a matching cash gift to the Library to be applied where it's most needed today. This is an unprecedented opportunity to make an impact,  allowing us to continue to provide free and open access for all, as well as a place for people from all walks of life to come together to discuss, debate, and be inspired, now and well into the future.   

 For more information about this exciting campaign, or to let us know that you are interested in including The New York Public Library as a charitable beneficiary in your will or trust, or of your retirement plans or financial accounts, please feel free to contact us at 212.930.0652 or