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Planned Giving

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Planned Giving



The IRA charitable rollover is back for 2013!

Donors age 70½ or older are once again eligible to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRAs directly to qualified charities--including The New York Public Library--without having to pay income taxes on the funds transferred. 

For more information about this exciting opportunity to support the Library in a tax-advantaged manner contact us.


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.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

The gift that gives back: make a meaningful gift to the Library and receive payments for life.

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Charitable Trusts

Benefit the Library and your family and other heirs in a tax-advantaged manner.

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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.

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