Ways to Give

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Annual Fund

The Wellesley Free Library Foundation Annual Fund is the yearly effort (July 1 — June 30) to help raise the private funds necessary to cover the cost of library enhancements, programs and operations of the Hills and Fells Branch Libraries.

Gifts to the Annual Fund are an indication of our residents pride in our exceptional library and each gift, no matter its size, has enormous impact on our library. Gifts designated as unrestricted are applied towards areas of greatest need within the library. Gifts may also be directed to the Centennial Fund supporting collections, endowment or the branch libraries.

To support the WFL Foundation Annual Fund, use our online donation form or make your contribution payable to the Wellesley Free Library Foundation.


Matching Gifts

Many employers will match employee gifts to the Wellesley Free Library Foundation.  By submitting a matching gift form along with your own gift, you may double your impact!


Stock Gifts

Gifts of publicly traded securities and insurance are also welcome.  To donate securities, please contact Jennifer Siedman, Director of Development at 781-235-1610 ext. 1127 or click here to e-mail.


Bequests and Other Planned Gifts

Including the Wellesley Free Library Foundation in your estate planning is a meaningful way to make a lasting contribution to the Library while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws. At the heart of planned giving is the ordinary will. Leaving a bequest is like planting a tree today so that others can enjoy its shade tomorrow.   Donors who leave a bequest in their will become welcomed members of the The H. H. Hunnewell Society.

Learn More About Bequests


Corporate Support

The Wellesley Free Library Foundation seeks long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between the business community and the library. These unrestricted, current-use funds will provide critical monies necessary to bridge the gap between our community’s aspirations for the library and available Town resources.

View our Corporate Partnership Opportunities


Memorial or Tribute Gifts

A Memorial Gift to the library is a meaningful and lasting way to remember a loved one. A Tribute Gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, honor a graduate or commemorate an anniversary. Gift made in memory or tribute will be recognized in our Annual Report to the Community.


Bookplates

Give the gift that is perfect for all seasons and all reasons – a Wellesley Free Library bookplate. A WFL bookplate

  • Acknowledges a graduation, birthday, award or event
  • Memorializes a deceased spouse, parent, grandparent, or other relative or friend
  • Thanks a special friend, mentor, professor, or coach
  • Recognizes an organization, club, company or association
  • Honors someone important to you – a family member, colleague, student, teacher or outstanding leader

We offer two bookplate options:

Gift of Reading Bookplate

Your gift of $100 will purchase a new non-fiction or fiction book: a personalized WFL will be affixed to the book.

Download Bookplate Form

Birthday Bookplate

This bookplate celebrates a child’s special day. Your gift of $20 will purchase a new children’s book with a personalized Birthday Book bookplate.

Download Birthday Bookplate Form

Need more information?

For more information about any of the above options, Please contact Jennifer, Director of Development at 781-235-1610 Ext. 1127 or e-mail jsiedman@minlib.net.

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