Have you already included a gift in your will or trust?

Thank you for thinking of us! We know life circumstances could change in the future and you may need to make changes to your plans. Reporting your gift today does not obligate you now nor in the future. If you have decided to leave a gift to the ACPL Foundation, please use the link below to fill out a form and let us know. We would love to thank you for your generosity!

Planned giving allows a donor to leave a legacy and ensure the library’s future financial security.

Your gift is important, appreciated, and significant to our library regardless of size. When you include the ACPL Foundation in your will or estate plan, your gift can assist the library in continuing to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community. You ensure that the library can continue to provide free access to services for generations to come. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to create a structure that suits your passions and works with your will or estate plans.

Interested in learning more? Contact Executive Director Caitlin White at 307-460-2481.

Or get started by filling out a form to establish a Planned Gift or Major Gift

You Decide How You Give

Gift options to consider:

  • Gift in your will or living trust
  • Outright gift of appreciated securities (ie. stocks, bonds, mutual funds)
  • Beneficiary designations from retirement plans, IRAs, or life insurance policies
  • Smart giving from your IRA
  • Real estate or oil, gas, or mineral right interests
  • Charitable lead trust: This type of trust allows you to give now and provide for your family later

*The ACPL Foundation Gift Acceptance Policy is made available upon request. Please contact us to obtain a copy. 

Sample Language for Your Will:

Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee your legacy and allow you to specify how you want your gift used. Your gift can be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after all other provisions are specified. Get the legal language to share with your attorney to make a gift in your will or estate plans. Our federal tax ID number is: 83-0240069.

Gifts To or To Create a Restricted Fund

Planned gifts created Albany County Public Library Foundation’s restricted funds. Each restricted fund, also referred to as Named-Fund Endowments, benefits a specific purpose in the library or can be used for general library needs and projects. Several of these restricted funds were created with bequests, while other funds have been created in collaboration with current donors.

Interested? We are happy to discuss establishing a restricted fund in your name using a gift option that works best for you. You are also welcome to fill out our Named-Fund Endowment Form to get started. 


ACPL Foundation Restricted Funds: These funds can accept contributions.

  • Colleen Asplund Fund: Asplund was an ACPL children’s librarian. Interest from this fund is used for children’s materials in the library.
  • John Burman Fund: Burman was the longtime chair of the ACPL Foundation board, a library board member, and a significant library supporter. The fund is used for general purposes.
  • Barbara Chatton Fund: Chatton is a longtime supporter and ACPL Foundation board member. This fund is used for children and young adult materials.
  • Gwendolyn Cook Fund: Cook was a head of library circulation. This fund is used to purchase cookbooks, romance, and mystery books.
  • Sally Dieterich Fund: Dieterich was a longtime library patron and supporter. This fund is used to support all ages programming.
  • Friends of the Book Sale Fund: This fund honors the work of the Friends of the Library Book Sale Crew and is used for general materials.
  • Love Family Fund: J. David and Jane Love were longtime library supporters. This fund is used for general library purposes.
  • Neva Miller Fund: Miller was an ACPL children’s librarian. This fund is used for children’s materials.
  • Agnes Milstead Fund: Milstead was a former library board member and library advocate. This fund is used for general library purposes.
  • Mary Lou Pence Fund: This fund supports the library’s Wyoming Room, which houses historical documents, books, and information.
  • Adele Russin Fund: Russin was a longtime library supporter. This fund benefits the library’s Large Print books and audiobooks.
  • Susan Simpson Fund: Simpson served as the ACPL county librarian and continues to support the public library. This fund is used for staff training and development opportunities.