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Legacy and Planned Giving

Help ensure the library is enjoyed for generations to come through your estate plans.

Consider including The Seattle Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, retirement asset, life insurance, or making a gift to an endowment.

We offer free estate planning webinars on a quarterly basis (see past webinars on our YouTube playlist). For more information, please contact us at or 206.386.4130.

A charitable bequest is one of the most meaningful legacies you can provide for your loved ones and your favorite organizations. These types of planned gifts can be a way for you to contribute money to the Foundation while also realizing some of your estate and financial planning goals. Click here for sample bequest language.

If you have already made a planned giving arrangement for the Foundation with your own attorney, we hope you will complete our confidential form so we can thank you and learn how you would like to be recognized for this gift.

If you have questions about including the library in your estate plans, please contact the Foundation at 206.386.4130 or

Planned gifts used to fund an endowment are a wonderful way to create an everlasting legacy. Endowment funds are invested strategically to preserve their original value and generate income used to support the library’s work for generations to come. Establishing an endowment fund in your name or the name of a loved one is a way to provide ongoing support to Seattle’s libraries.

Click here to learn more about endowment gifts.

When you make a legacy gift by including the Foundation in your estate plans or set up an endowment, you are invited to become a member of the Library Legacy Society. To learn more about what this means, click here.

Please contact the Foundation at 206.386.4130 or for information on including the library in your will or setting up an endowment.

You can make a gift as enduring as your dedication to the library when you participate in the Foundation’s Annual Gift Forever program. This is a way for loyal library donors to include a gift to a Foundation endowment in their will, which becomes a gift that goes on forever.

Click here to learn more.