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YOUR LIBRARY, YOUR LEGACY - You make an impact


Setting up a legacy gift is simple and deeply satisfying.

You’re making a difference now, and your legacy gift will celebrate and share your love for the Library with future generations.​


One sentence in your will can make a lifetime of difference.  To leave a gift in your will, simply share this sentence with your attorney or financial planner:​


"I hereby bequeath to LA County Library Foundation in Downey, CA, the sum of $_________) (or______%) of my estate."​


Legacy options – simple ways to give​


Your lawyer or professional advisor can help you create an estate plan that works for you.


  • Bequests

Naming LA County Library Foundation in your will or trust is simple. A charitable bequest can be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after other bequests - including those to family members - are made.


  • Life Insurance Policy

You can name the Foundation as beneficiary of part or all of the insurance proceeds.


  • Retirement Fund Assets

You can name the Foundation as the beneficiary of your retirement fund assets from qualified plans or IRAs.​


  • Savings and Investment Accounts

You can name LA County Library Foundation as the beneficiary of a savings or investment account.​


Useful information for you and/or your financial advisor:​

Legal Name: LA County Library FoundationLegal Address: 7400 Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242

IRS Tax ID: 95-3766899​


Sample Bequest Language:


I give and bequeath _______________ (dollar amount, percentage amount of estate, or percentage of residue of estate) to LA County Library Foundation (Federal Tax ID 95-3766899), a nonprofit corporation as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and located at 7400 Imperial Hwy, Downey, CA 90242, to be used to fulfill LA County Library Foundation’s work to raise funds and create partnerships to strengthen and support LA County Library and the children, teens, and adults whose lives LA County Library enriches.​


If you’d like to make a bequest for a specific purpose (that is, other than for LA County Library Foundation’s general purposes), please contact us to confirm your intention can be fulfilled.​


If you include LA County Library Foundation in your will or estate planning, please let us know. We'd love to thank you!​


Do you have questions?


Please contact:

Andrea Carroll, Executive Director



The information found on this page is intended for informational purposes only. We recommend that you consult a trusted financial advisor before making decisions involving your estate.​

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