An Inspirational Legacy: Secure the Free Library’s Tomorrow—Make a Planned Gift Today

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The Free Library of Philadelphia has been an integral part of our community for over 100 years. A planned gift to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation helps to ensure that the Library’s engaging programs, in-depth resources, and critical services will be available for future generations to depend on and enjoy. The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation offers many planned giving opportunities, all of which can be tailored to meet your specific financial and estate-planning needs.

Planned gifts help grow the Library’s endowment and can be designated to support a specific neighborhood library or program that you value. In addition, planned gifts can be an important tool for individuals who want to minimize estate, gift, and income taxes, and some planned gifts may also provide you and your loved ones with a guaranteed source of future income that you can depend on. In addition to significant tax benefits, planned gifts provide an ideal opportunity for you to support the Free Library more powerfully than you may have thought possible.

Please take a moment and explore the many different planned gift options that can support the Free Library to determine which may be the right one for you.

Thank you for considering such an important commitment.

Planned giving arrangements call for careful consideration and a complete assessment of your financial situation. Please consult with your attorney, tax advisor, or financial advisor about the application of planned gifts to your particular situation.

Josh Peskin, Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts and Planned Giving is happy to work with you and your professional advisors to identify options that help achieve your charitable and financial goals.

For more information, please contact Josh Peskin at 215-814-3538 or

Donor Profile

Sometimes the most generous gifts come from the most unexpected places. Raymond Fay was a high school science teacher in North Philadelphia who made a modest salary—never more than $11,400—and led a very private, quiet life. He was a humble man who lived frugally and didn’t own a car or a telephone, but he read more than 16,000 books... Read More