Ways to Give

The Slover Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to administer the funds raised for the Col. Samuel L. Slover Memorial Library. Gifts to the Slover Library Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Outright Gifts and Pledges – Your gift of cash makes the most immediate impact and allows you to receive full tax benefits to the extent allowed by law. We encourage you to also consider a multi-year pledge to maximize the power of your gift. Most pledges are for a three-year term, but, depending on the size of the gift, other terms can be arranged.

Gifts of Securities – Making a gift of appreciated securities can sometimes provide larger tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities, you may claim the current market value of the shares as the gift amount and thereby avoid capital gains taxes.

Matching Gifts – Many employers match their employees' charitable giving. If your employer does, please ask your HR department for the appropriate forms and we'll help you increase the impact of your contribution.

Foundation Gifts – Slover Library Foundation welcomes grant awards from personal, private and public foundations.

Shared Gifts – Shared gifts allow donors to pool their resources and make a larger gift than they might make individually. Typically given in exchange for naming rights, Shared Gifts provide prominent recognition to the donors.

Corporate Sponsorships – Corporations wishing to demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of the community in which their employees live and work are encouraged to consider corporate sponsorships. Sponsorships can provide visibility and corporate philanthropy benefits. Please ask for more details.

Challenge Gifts – Donors wishing to increase the impact of their individual gift should consider making a Challenge Gift. Challenge Gifts require a matching component from other donors, thereby generating two or three times the amount of the original gift. These types of gifts provide visibility to the original donor, and allow matching donors to help generate increased support.

Deferred Gifts – Donors interested in making a deferred gift should consult their attorney's and financial advisors.