Investing in the Future
of Your Libraries
Investing in the Future
of Your Libraries


1912 Society

Your Legacy will ensure future generations have access to quality library services and programs.

The 1912 Society recognizes donors who have committed to make a planned gift or an annual lifetime gift to the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries. These gifts demonstrate a unique and enduring commitment to the Libraries mission and provide benefits and security for generations yet to come.

Member benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Foundation’s annual report (unless anonymity is requested)
  • Invitations to exclusive gatherings

If you have set up a planned giving arrangement for the Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries, we hope you will complete our Legacy form so we can thank you and recognize you as a 1912 Society member.

Questions about joining the 1912 Society?

Contact Raquel at or (650) 312-5296.

Planned Giving

Include the Foundation in your estate plan or make a beneficiary designation gift.

Make a charitable bequest – a gift through a provision in your will or in a trust with provisions that can be altered or canceled in your estate plan or designate the Foundation to receive some or all the value remaining at the end of your life in connection with a financial account, investment, or similar arrangement.

How do I make my gift?

Estate Plan

Review and share sample bequest language with your lawyer.

Designation Gift

Obtain a beneficiary designation form (often online) from your financial institution and return to your institution.

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