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Legacy, Estate & Planned Gifts

London Public Library Board (Legal Name)
Charitable Registration Number is 11902 4065RR0001
251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

If preparing for your future could include remembering London Public Library in your Estate plan, we would be very grateful. Legacy Gifts help to ensure our Library’s excellence for generations to come.  You may want to consider the following:

Gift in your Will

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to London Public Library. Every gift in your Will makes a difference no matter how large or small.

  • With a bequest in your Will, you can create a future gift of a percentage of your estate or a specific amount of money
  • There is no immediate cost to you so you don’t have to worry that the gift will reduce what you have to live on
  • You can make a bigger gift than you could give during your lifetime
  • Gifts made in the Will can reduce or even eliminate final income tax that would otherwise reduce what you leave to your heirs

Sample Gift Language for Your Will (pdf)


By designating London Public Library as the beneficiary of your retirement funds you will receive a charitable tax receipt to offset any taxes owed. The gift would go directly to charity without being taxed.

Gift of Appreciated Securities/Stock

Donate appreciated securities such as stocks and bonds and eliminate capital gains taxes as well as benefit from a charitable tax receipt. This is one of the most tax effective ways to make a charitable donation. To make a gift of securities, use Gift of Securities Transfer Form (pdf) and please contact us.

Gift of Life Insurance

Giving a gift of life insurance is another way to make a gift with tax benefits. There are several ways to do this. For more information, contact Emily Schinbein (see below contact information).

When considering any estate gift, always consult your legal advisor, financial planner and/or your family members.


Contact Us

If you have chosen to include London Public Library in your Estate plan, please let us know as we would love to thank you personally.

Emily Schinbein, Director, Financial Services
Phone: 519.661.5100 X5144
Fax: 519.663.5396