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Did you know that every year, The Westport Library faces a critical challenge? While the town generously supports our operations, there remains a 20% gap in our funding. This gap is what allows us to offer the diverse programs, resources, and services that make the Library so special.

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Annual Appeal: Join Our Annual Tradition of Giving

At The Westport Library, we cherish the opportunity to connect with our wonderful community year after year. Our annual appeal is a time-honored tradition that unites us in a common purpose: to ensure the vibrancy and vitality of our beloved library.

Join us in this tradition of giving. Your contribution, no matter the size, makes a world of difference. Thank you for being a part of our annual appeal and for helping us shine brightly as a beacon of knowledge, creativity, and community.

Together, we make magic happen.


Giving Societies

Join our Giving Societies and be a catalyst for change.

At The Westport Library, our Giving Societies — tiers of giving based on annual donations — are more than just names. They represent a commitment to the future of our Library and our community. These societies bring together individuals who share a passion for knowledge, culture, and innovation.

Discover the Giving Society that resonates with your passion and be a catalyst for change with The Westport Library.

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Honor Roll

No matter how much you are able to give, please know that your donation to the Library is always appreciated. Click here to see the full honor roll of contributors for the 2022-23 fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

Planned Giving

At The Westport Library, we cherish the values of knowledge, community, and innovation. Our commitment to serving as a vibrant center of learning and culture is made possible through the generosity and dedication of our supporters. Planned giving is a unique opportunity for you to leave a lasting legacy that helps safeguard and advance our mission.

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Gifts of Stock & Securities

The Library gratefully accepts the transfer of securities directly from you or your broker. Learn more by expanding the information below.

Gifts of Securities

Securities are an excellent asset to give to the Library. You receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock, you may avoid capital gains tax on the sale of the stock, and the stock may avoid estate tax at your death.

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Life Insurance

Life insurance policies, which have a cash value, may be donated to the Library. You receive an income tax deduction for the value of the policy on the date of the gift and the insurance policy is removed from your estate at death.

Charitable Remainder Trust

The Library can work with your attorney to help you establish a charitable remainder trust, or “CRT.” Under a CRT, you can make a gift to an irrevocable trust retaining an income stream for life. At the end of your life, any property remaining in the trust passes to the Library. You receive an income tax deduction for a portion of the gift and the trust asset is removed from your estate at your death.

Stock Transfer Information

Receiving Bank Name & Address: First County Bank 117 Prospect Street, Stamford, CT 06901

Receiving Bank ABA Number: 221172212

Beneficiary Name: Westport Library Association – Development Fund

Beneficiary Address: 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

Beneficiary Account Number: 669794193

Tributes and Memorial Gifts

Give a gift to The Westport Library as a tribute in honor of a birthday, anniversary, or another special occasion. This is a meaningful way to acknowledge someone, while also supporting the Library.

When you make an in-honor gift to The Westport Library, we’ll send your honoree or their family a commemorative card acknowledging your generosity.

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