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Thank you for your generous support! In addition to your donations of cash, you can give to the Library Foundation in other meaningful ways, including with a legacy gift, having your employer match your gift, or donating stocks. You can also share your commitment to the Library by giving every month.


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 Foundation
Legal 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 the Foundation’s work to raise funds and create partnerships to strengthen and support LA County Library.

If you’d like to make a bequest for a specific purpose (that is, other than for the 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 so we can thank you.

Do you have questions?

Please contact: Andrea Carroll, Executive Director at 562.940.4189 or


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.


Give MONTHLY...and support your Library and community all year long.

It's easy and convenient. It's safe and secure. It's rewarding.

You'll receive updates about the positive impact you're making in the lives of children, teens, and adults throughout LA County.

Your monthly gift, at the amount that's right for you, ensures LA County Library has the funding and flexibility to meet ever changing needs to support and strengthen your community - with programs and resources that build literacy, innovation, and life-long learning.

Your support makes an impact.  Thank you.


ANDREA CARROLL | Executive Director

LA County Library Foundation



You can multiply your gift—double, or even triple—with your employer’s matching gift program.


Check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program for donations that employees (and sometimes retirees and spouses) make to nonprofits.

Your employer might use an online gift site.  If that's the case, make your gift to the Library Foundation and then visit the company's website and ask your employer to match your donation.

If your employer prefers hard copy, please ask them for instructions and send your completed matching gift form to:

LA County Library Foundation

7400 Imperial Hwy

Downey CA 90242


Your donation of appreciated stock to LA County Library Foundation can give you significant potential tax benefits.


You can transfer your gift of stock electronically to the Library Foundation securely and conveniently with Cocatalyst. Please use the button below.

For tax purposes, your gift will be valued at the average price (the mean between the highest and lowest selling prices) of the stock on the date of the transfer.

To receive credit for the current calendar/tax year, the electronic transfer from an account must be made no later than December 31.

Please let us know to expect your gift. Contact Andrea Carroll at or 562.940.4189.

Questions about giving?

Call or email Andrea Carroll, Executive Director


LA County Library Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax Identification Number: 95-3766899.

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