Give to the Library
The Ridgefield Library is incorporated as a private library association, established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. While recognized as the provider of public library service for the town of Ridgefield, the Library receives only a portion (app. 75%) of its annual operating budget from a town grant. Most of the remaining funds are raised privately from individuals, businesses, foundations and community organizations. There are many ways to support the Ridgefield Library.
The 2013-2014 Annual Appeal is now underway. Your involvement makes a difference...give now, give generously. See below for a variety of opportunities to show your support.
* For information on donations to the Campaign for the New Ridgefield Library, see www.thenewridgefieldlibrary.org.
Contact: Colleen Harkey, Director of Development, 203-438-2282 x1027 email@example.com
Over 1,000 individuals, families and groups support the myriad services of the Ridgefield Library by participating in the Annual Appeal. Learn how you can be part of this family of supporters.
Inaugurated in 2009, the Guardian Society recognizes those individuals and groups that have made a commitment of annual support to the Library at the level of $1,000 or more. Learn more about membership in the Ridgefield Library Guardian Society.
Celebrate, Honor or Remember a loved one or a special occasion with a tribute gift to the Library. A great idea for graduation and end-of-year teacher gifts as well! Learn how.
To make a tribute gift in support of the Campaign for the New Ridgefield Library, please visit our Campaign Tribute Donation page.
The Ridgefield Library is happy to accept gifts of appreciated stock. Contact us as above for details of how to transfer ownership to the Library. With recent changes to capital gains taxes, this is an ideal time to consider donating appreciated stock.
The Ridgefield Library is eligible to participate in many corporate matching gift programs, which can increase the value of your gift substantially. Find out more or contact your Human Resources department for information about your company’s policy.
Employee Giving Programs
The Ridgefield Library is on the list of eligible charities for many employee giving programs in the region, allowing you to designate the Library as the recipient of your charitable payroll deductions. Check here to see if your employer is among them.
Planned giving opportunities allow donors to make a significant or long-term commitment to the Ridgefield Library while also considering their own financial planning goals.
PLEASE NOTE: Recent legislation restored the IRA charitable distribution program for 2013.
Learn more about IRA distribution rules and other planned giving options.
Morris Legacy Society
This prestigious society recognizes those who have made a long-term commitment of support by including the Library in their estate plans. Learn how you can qualify for membership.
The annual library sleepover is a popular fundraiser for the Library and a “not to miss” experience for 4th graders. Contact Leslie Vuilleumier at 203-438-2282 x1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information. Stay tuned for announcement of dates for 2014.
Library Wish List
Choose from dozens of items at giving levels from $50 to $15,000. In addition to furniture, fixtures, equipment and supplies to support library services in the New Library, you may also choose to support some of our ongoing programs and collections like Books & Breakfast or downloadable e-book subscriptions.
Learn more and see a list of donated items.
Browse the entire Wish List catalog here.
Vehicle Donation Program
Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to the Ridgefield Library and receive a tax deduction. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for our extension, 2919. Or you can click here “Donate Car” to donate online now.
"I cannot recommend this highly enough. It could not have been easier and some of the nicest people I've dealt with. "
-A satisfied Ridgefield Library car donor
Businesses and others receive widespread positive visibility by sponsoring some of the Library’s most popular programs and services. Contact us as above for information about available sponsorship opportunities. See a list of current sponsors and community partners.
FUNdraiser Tuesday at Peachwave, a Summer Reading promotion at Piccolo Pizza, Tables of Content house parties and Ridgefield Library Days at Books on the Common are among the occasional special events that offer an entertaining or educational way to support your Library. Learn more about upcoming special events.
Friday, May 16, 2014
An evening affair to benefit the Ridgefield Library. Honoring Nancy and Larry Bossidy with the inaugural Hope S. Swenson Visionary Award.
Purchase tickets online.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library is a separately incorporated non-profit organization. Membership dues paid to the Friends are distinct from contributions to the Library’s Annual Appeal.
Friends’ dues provide the seed money for book sales and other Friends’ activities, the proceeds of which are used to support specific Library services and programs. Appeal donations made directly to the Library support our annual operating budget. Learn more about the Friends.
The Friends of the Library offer twice-annual used book sales and ongoing Internet sales to raise money in support of selected Library services. Find out more.
The Ridgefield Library Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization (FEIN 06-0692378). Contributions to the Ridgefield Library are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, in accordance with IRS regulations. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted for all types of contributions.
The manager of Piccolo Pizza presents a check to Children's Programmer Diane Antezzo. For the past two years, a special fundraising promotion at the restaurant celebrated the end of Summer Reading and supported the Library.
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