Individual, Corporate and Foundation Giving
Individuals, corporations, local businesses, and foundations have had a huge impact on library facilities and programs. Gifts to the foundation from the community helped build the new Laramie County Library building and create new free programs for the public.
Endowment contributions are an ongoing gift to the community. The Laramie County Library Foundation Endowment is a long-term investment fund.
Each year income from the endowment will be used to benefit the library. The principal will never be used. This guarantees the perpetuity of the fund. As the fund grows, so will the library foundation’s ability to serve future generations.
Memorials and Honors
Donating to the Laramie County Library is a special way to memorialize or honor relatives and friends. With your tax-deductible contribution ($25 minimum) the library will purchase a book or entertainment media. You may wish to specify an area of interest from which the library will try to select the material. Acknowledgement of your gift is sent to the person being honored; memorial gifts are acknowledged to the family of the deceased. A printed plate, bearing your name and the name of the person for whom it was purchased, is placed in the gift.
An increasing number of donors choose to memorialize or honor a special friend or family member by making a gift in their name. For example, a patron donated a book to our woodworking collection in honor of a friend’s father who taught Shop in the Cheyenne school system.
We welcome the opportunity to name, in your honor and as a perpetual expression of thanks, a diverse variety of gifts such as brick pavers, sculptures, meeting rooms, display cases and benches. Please contact the Foundation for a complete list of named possibilities.
Planned giving includes gifts to the Laramie County Library Foundation through your will or living trust, your pension or IRA, a life insurance policy, gifts of real estate or other appreciated assets, or an endowment or charitable trust. By using a planned giving vehicle, you can combine your estate planning and your financial and philanthropic objectives. Of course, advice from legal and tax counsel should be sought when considering a charitable gift of any type.
We are always available to assist donors in integrating charitable gifts into their financial, tax and estate-planning objectives, maximizing benefits to both donors and the Laramie County Library Foundation. Planned gifts may provide donors with an immediate tax deduction and other benefits such as life income, continued use of gift property or elimination of capital gains tax.
The Laramie County Library Book Sale Room accepts donations of books, DVDs, and other materials throughout the year. To schedule a donation, please contact Community & Media Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.773.7224.