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