T. B. Scott Free Library 106 W. First St.; Merrill, WI 54452  715-536-7191
Your library since 1891 


The Library as Legacy -- The T. B. Scott Library ENDOWMENT FUND
Form-- Print out this form and mail it with your information and donation.

     LIBRARIES hold the wealth of the world. They allow free access to the accumulated thought of many cultures.  They open their doors to all of us; they connect us to one another.

             Gifts to libraries are a time-honored way of contributing to the quality of life of the community, and by extension, the world at large.

             When we give a gift to our community library, we affirm the people and the places that hold meaning and promise for us. We leave a legacy for the enrichment of this and future generations.

 T. B. Scott Library's ENDOWMENT FUND

            The Endowment Fund was established in 1981 by the Library Board of Trustees to assure current and enduring financial support for the T. B. Scott Library by continuing the tradition of philanthropy and the spirit of innovation that built the library over 100 years ago.

             The Endowment Fund is dedicated to building a funding reserve to strengthen the library's assets beyond tax-based support and lift its resources and services to standards of excellence.

             The Endowment Fund provides a permanent source of funds to be used for special collections or projects that will enhance and sustain the innovative leadership and quality service the citizens of the Merrill area have come to expect from the library.


            The T. B. Scott Library has been fortunate over the years in receiving generous and continuing support from the corporate sector as well as individuals.  Few other investments represent the chance to serve so many people.

             A gift to the Endowment fund in any amount is a gift of knowledge.  Gifts of all sizes to the Endowment Fund are greatly appreciated and are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law. The T.B. Scott Free Library Endowment Fund is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). 

             The Library Endowment Fund provides a flexible program of giving for individuals, families, foundations, and businesses to positively impact the library and our community.


            The Library Board has established special, separate accounts within the Endowment Fund to meet the needs of the library and to offer flexibility for donors.

 The Capital Improvements Account

            The Capital Improvements Fund provides for substantial additions and/or/ repairs for buildings, materials, landscaping, furnishings and equipment that will help assure that the library will meet the needs of the people in our area for years to come.    

The Memorial Books Account

      Books or other library materials may be purchased as memorials or in observance of a special occasion such as an anniversary, birthday, reunion, or christening through a donation to this account. 
Sub-accounts with donor or Trustee specified restrictions may be established. 
Materials purchased from these funds are designated by a special bookplate.

The Special Projects Account

      Donations to this account provide funding for projects that will offer new, improved or innovative services, conveniences, programs, or collections. 
     Sub-accounts may be established, with donor or Trustee specified restrictions.
Expenditures from this portion of the Fund are not restricted to interest income only, but do require Trustee approval.

 Form-- Print out this form and mail it with your information and donation.



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  ~ Member of WVLS (Wisconsin Valley Library Service) Updated Oct4, 2012c.2001-2011                     

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