Planned Giving

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Those who love Samuels Library have the power to strengthen and protect it—today, tomorrow, and into the future by making a planned gift. A Planned Gift to Samuels Library:

  • Makes a personally significant gift that speaks to your belief in the power of knowledge, made freely available to all.
  • Saves on gift and estate taxes.
  • Reduces or avoids capital gains taxes.
  • Passes assets on to family members at reduced tax costs.
  • Leaves a legacy without giving up assets.
  • Shares your gift plan with others, encouraging even more support.
Grandparent and grandchild

A bequest is the easiest way to make a planned gift.

To make a gift in your will or trust, or by beneficiary designation, please use the following suggested language:

“I give [percent of my estate, or dollars, or description of asset] to Samuels Library, Inc., a nonprofit organization located at 330 East Criser Road, Front Royal, VA 22630, Federal Tax ID #54-0610300, for its general use and purpose.”

Or, contact us so that we may work with you and your attorney to craft language that meets your specific goals and needs.

Have you already included Samuels Library in your estate plans?

By informing us of your gift intention now, we are able to better understand your specific philanthropic goals and provide you with peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out and helps us with our own planning so we can more quickly and effectively implement your gift when we receive it.  Your declaration of your planned gift now also offers us the opportunity to thank you publicly through our Samuels Society recognition, which can encourage others to support Samuels Public Library in their planned giving.

Meet Some Samuels Society Founders

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Mary and Brian Bennett with their pets

Time & Resources

Mary & Brian Bennett

“The amount of the gift is not as important as the statement you make by including the Library in your forever plans.”
Lisa Cobb and Jonathan Ezell in the library

Family & Community

Lisa Cobb & Jonathan Ezell

“The public library recognizes that books enrich readers who, in turn, enrich their community.”

Samuels Society Founding Members

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Member Name
Mr. Franklin Baxter & Mr. Skip Bowling
Brian & Mary Bennett
Lisa Cobb & Jonathan Ezell
Maj Gen Henry M. Hobgood & Carolyn R. Hobgood
Jeffrey & Melody Hotek
Charles M. Huber, M.D.
Sara & Alfred Skolnick
Dane J. Toler