Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to St. Louis Public Library Foundation (SLPLF) today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at St. Louis Public Library. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Couple Smiling St. Louis Public Library Foundation supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure the St. Louis Public Library Foundation continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $50,000 minimum donation to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Elizabeth Reeves at 314-340-2403 or ereeves@slplfoundation.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include SLPLF in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: St. Louis Public Library Foundation
Address: 1415 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103
Federal tax ID number: 43-1541947

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