Ways of Giving

Cash

Direct cash gifts are the most common form of giving and can be unrestricted or designated to a specific project, program or department at the Auburn Public Library.

To learn how to make a cash gift by check or a credit card gift by phone, please call Mamie Anthoine Ney, Library Director, at 333-6640 ext. 6.

Click the Donate button to make a new gift online.

If you would like to make a monthly recurring gift, click here and select the “Subscribe” button to set up your monthly gift amount.

Securities or Stock

Outright gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) are tax deductible at full fair-market value if the donor has owned the asset for at least 12 months.  To avoid capital gains, you must provide the securities themselves – not the proceeds of their sale!

The Auburn Public Library uses BGA Financial to process all gifts of appreciated securities.  Donors should call Steve Carew at 207-772-4311 for instructions on making a gift of appreciated securities (e.g. stock).

Creating a legacy with an Endowed Fund

The Auburn Public Library is grateful for the many people and families who have honored loved ones – both those living and those who have passed away, with an endowed fund.  The APL uses the interest from our endowment to purchase books, to provide an ever-increasing array of programs and workshops, and to meet the Library’s immediate needs.

Endowed funds may be created with a gift of cash or securities, a pledge payable during a specific period of time or as part of your will, trust or other planned giving vehicle.

Contributions may also be sent to the Library in memory or honor of an individual for whom an endowed fund has already been created.

Endowed funds that have reached a minimum threshold are recognized through handsome, handcrafted, leather-bound faux books in our endowment bookcase prominently located on the main concourse.  A different size represents each level ($5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.)  The name of the endowed fund is engraved on the book in gold lettering along with the year the fund was established.

All of our endowed funds are managed by the Maine Community Foundation, a non-profit based in Augusta, Maine.  Currently, the APL Trustees draw down 4% of any interest earned in the prior year.  This conservative strategy ensures preservation of the endowment principal for future generations of library users.

For more information on our endowed funds, contact Mamie Anthoine Ney, Library Director at (207) 333-6640, option #6.