Ways To Give

Gifts, Including Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A Memorial Gift to the library is a meaningful and lasting way to remember a loved one. A Tribute Gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, honor a graduate, or commemorate an anniversary. Our donation forms (online or paper) have information on how to designate for Memorial or Tribute Gifts.

Stock Gifts

Consider donating appreciated stock, which can create considerable tax benefits for donors.

Use our form to notify the Foundation of your gift (see button below) and your broker can assist you in making a stock gift via direct transfer.

Electronic transfers are available via:

WF Financial Services
Michael J. Canfield
714 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-0169

Additional information or assistance can be gained by contacting:

Library Director, Ellen Dolan

(508) 841-8537


Bequests and Other Planned Giving

Including the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation in your estate planning is a meaningful way to make a lasting contribution to the Library while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws. At the heart of planned giving is the ordinary will. Leaving a bequest is a way ensure that future generations enjoy the educational, cultural and life changing opportunities that a great library can provide. You can simply add an amendment to your will or living trust.

Sample Bequest Language

I give to the Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation (tax I.D. XXXXXXX), located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, [insert $ amount, or state a percentage of your estate, or describe gifted assets, including exact location] for the benefit of its general purposes.

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund are an indication of our residents’ pride in our outstanding library and each gift, of any size, has enormous impact on our library and staffs’ ability to serve library users. These unrestricted gifts are directed toward the areas of greatest need within the library and are spent in conjunction with recommendations from the Library Director and/or Library Trustees.