The Endowment is a fund that was created in 1985.
The Endowment can accept or arrange gifts such as:
To make a gift to the Endowment Trust:
Contact Library Director at 717-533-6555, extension 3715 or email@example.com
Before making a gift, consult with your financial advisor or attorney about tax implications and gifts, investments, and estate plans that can maximize the benefits of the contribution.
A $5000 gift or more is named on a lobby plaque. We can work with donors who are interested in landscape, book or furnishings gifts.
The Library also has an Honor and Memorial Gift Book Program. Funds are used to purchase books or media in someone’s name. A personalized bookplate is placed on the items. Landscape and other commemorative gifts are available. Donations to the Friends can be made at any time.
The trust is managed by an Endowment Board of Trustees, appointed by the Board of the Friends of the Hershey Public Library in accordance with the Endowment’s Agreement of Trust. The Endowment funds are managed by a professional investment firm, Bryn Mawr Trust Company.
John Rita (Chair)
Julie Isaacson (Vice-Chair)
Ted Farrar – Treasurer
Hillary Marotta - Secretary
Laura O’Grady, Director of Library Services
Leigh-Anne Dornberger, President HPLB
Sharon Miller, President of Friends of the Library
Marc A. Moyer, Supervisor, Township of Derry
Bryn Mawr Trust Officers: (Non-voting)
There are many tax advantages, including income, gift and estate charitable tax deductions. For example, it may be possible to avoid capital gains taxes when you donate actual stock instead of the cash from a stock sale, or your will bequest can be deductible from the taxable portion of your estate.
In addition, donors who set up gift annuities or similar funds can actually receive income from their investment while benefiting the Library at the same time.
In each case, your gift will make a long-term contribution to a valuable community resource.
(Updated November 7, 2019)