Gift Clubs at Lexington Public Library Foundation
Lexington Public Library Foundation’s gift clubs recognize those donors and friends who demonstrate their strong commitment to Lexington Public Library by giving at certain levels or remembering the Lexington Public Library in their gift planning.
Patrons of the Library
The Patrons of the Library Club recognizes donors who have given $25 during each calendar year. All donations through the Patrons of the Library Club will go directly to support patron services of the Library.
Partner of the Library
This special group of individuals helps to increase the Lexington Public Library's financial base. Membership is based on annual giving of at least $50.
Connecting People Club
Since the Library’s inception, Lexington Public Library’s team has worked to offer opportunities to connect patrons with limited economic means. Lexington Public Library welcomes all who wish to join us in this undertaking. Your $100 gift makes this possible.
Inspiring Ideas Club
The library inspires ideas and opportunities for patrons reach their potential and make a difference in their community. Today, Inspiring Ideas Club members help continue this legacy. Go ahead and inspire patrons of all ages with a gift of $250.
Transforming Lives Club
The Transforming Lives Club recognizes an important group of individuals who play a key role in the future of the Library. Members have included Lexington Public Library in their yearly giving or have established online monthly giving with the Library in the amount of $500 per year.
Members of Clubs have the option of receiving recognition through publication of their names in yearly publications. The members are also invited to attend a yearly Donor Reception and Ceremony every year in December.
Gift Planning, Have you started yet?
What are the 3 types of planned gifts?
First, outright gifts that use appreciated assets as a substitute for cash;
Second, gifts that return income or other financial benefits to you in return for your contribution;
Third, gifts payable upon your passing to your favorite charity.
What gift plans return income to donors?
Charitable gift annuities make fixed payments, starting either when the gift is made (an immediate-payment gift annuity) or at a later date (a deferred or flexible gift annuity). Some organizations maintain pooled income funds, which commingle donations, pay beneficiaries variably depending on the earnings of the fund, and generally operate like a charitable mutual fund. Charitable remainder unitrusts and annuity trusts are individually managed trusts that pay the beneficiaries either a fixed percentage of trust income or a fixed dollar amount.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of the Lifetime Commitments Society, or more information about the Community Impact Club, Underserved Access Club, or Legacy Member Club, please contact Kristen Bennett at : firstname.lastname@example.org  or 859-231-5557.