We hope you’ll consider supporting our work to build a new library building and create an endowment for the Belmont Public Library. Please email Andrea Campbell, our development coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One-Time or Recurring Gifts
Click on the Donate Online button to make a one-time or recurring gift with your credit card. If you’d like to make a gift with check, please use this form and mail your gift to:
Belmont Library Foundation
attn: Andrea Campbell
336 Concord Ave, Box 125
Belmont, MA 02478
Donations from a donor-advised fund must be made the Belmont Public Library and will be designated to the new building project and capital improvements.
When recommending a charitable donation from a donor-advised fund, please:
- Request a gift for the Belmont Public Library
- Mail check and donation information to: Belmont Library Foundation, attn: Andrea Campbell, 336 Concord Ave, Box 125, Belmont, MA 02478 (you may add this information in the gift designation box on when you submit your request)
Email Andrea for tax-id information.
Your company may have a matching gift program. Consider asking your human resources department about a matching gift program and you could double your gift!
If you are considering making the Belmont Library Foundation part of your will or trust, please email Andrea for more information on bequests.
Gift of Stock
For more information on transferring a gift of stock, please email Andrea.
Did you know the IRS subsidizes your giving by allowing you to write off of the full market value of that a stock made as a charitable gift, which also helps you avoid the capital gains tax? For example, if you purchased stock for $100 and the value went up to $1,000, you are in a 30% federal tax bracket. A donation of those shares offsets $1,000 of income for most taxpayers, which is equivalent to a $300 reduction in your taxes, and you would avoid a capital gains tax of $150 on that amount.
Often individuals consider such gifts a “one-time” effort and write a check. This is great! But when substantial challenges are undertaken, many people think about what they can accomplish over a period of time. Whether you consider a pledge spread out over three to five years, or getting to a number based on monthly automatic payments, there are many ways to reach a higher level of giving when you make your gifts over time. The Foundation will work with donors to establish a gift level and contribution program to match individual needs.
As the work of the Building Committee progresses, opportunities will arise to honor our donors. Town organizations, businesses, or families can join in this effort. Our goal is to be inclusive of all who help make our new Library a success. Stay tuned for more information!