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Estate Planning

Create a Legacy

Gifts to the Mead Public Library Foundation, Inc assure long-term innovation and excellence in library services for our community. Since its incorporation in 1989 the Foundation has raised, managed and distributed funds to enhance Mead Public Library’s services, facilities and collections for the citizens of Sheboygan. The library is a source of information, recreation and life-long learning. Your financial support ensures that the library will continue to be responsive to the changing needs of the Sheboygan residents. Making a plan gift to Mead Public Library Foundation can provide a brighter tomorrow for the citizens of our community.

Planned Giving Benefits:

 A planned gift to Mead Public Library Foundation, Inc. helps ensure that Mead Public Library remains an integral part of life in Sheboygan.  Through your planned gift you will directly:

  • Enhance educational programs
  • Build and maintain collections
  • Enhance and increase technology services and equipment
  • Improve facilities
  • Grow the foundation’s endowment to ensure Mead Public Library continues to service the community
  • Membership in the Renaissance Society
  • Leave a legacy for future generations

Gifts to the Foundation assure long-term innovation and excellence in library services for our community. Only a portion of the Foundation’s earnings may be spent each year in order to insure continual growth of the endowment over time.

Planned Giving Options:

  • Bequests through a will or trust.  People can create a lasting, meaningful legacy through bequests. Simply include the following language in your will or trust:

“I (your name), of (city, state, zip) give, devise and bequeath to the Mead Public Library Foundation, Inc. (a percentage of the estate, a dollar amount, or a description of property) for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

  • Cash
  • Marketable Securities
  • Life Insurance
  • IRA

Before making a contribution to the Mead Public Library Foundation, Inc. we recommend that you consult with your attorney or accountant. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) orgabization.  All contributions to it are deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information, contact Library Director Garrett Erickson at (920) 459-3400, ext. 3414, or send us your question(s) through the Contact Us form.