You can make a lasting contribution toward preserving our literary heritage by making a gift to The Library of America in one of the following ways:
CASH GIFTS TO THE ANNUAL FUND
Contribute to The Library of America's Annual Fund at any level:
|Conservator||$2,500 and over|
|Benefactor||$1,000 to $2,499|
|Sponsor||$500 to $999|
|Patron||$250 to $499|
|Supporter||$100 to $249|
|Contributor||$50 to $99|
Gifts, by cash or credit card, are fully tax-deductible. Contributors receive the newsletter, in which they are listed, along with announcements of new titles and events.
GIFT SETS OF BOOKS
You can donate a set of Library of America volumes to the library of your choice-your child's school, your alma mater, or favorite public library. Sets given through this program are generously discounted to $25 per volume, and the cost is fully tax-deductible, and bookplates printed with the donor's name are provided. Costs are as follows:
For the cost of a complete set, please inquire.
Sets of any size can be arranged, and you can select the volumes from the series that you wish to give. Gift set donors will be listed in the newsletter, along with the books' destination.
THE GUARDIANS OF AMERICAN LETTERS FUND
Donors who contribute to the Guardians of American Letters Fund help to keep the entire series permanently in print by endowing volumes of their choice. To endow a volume, a donor makes a one-time tax-deductible contribution of $50,000 to the Fund. In recognition of this generosity, the donor's name appears on a special acknowledgment page of every future printing of the volume the donor chooses. Contributions may also be given in honor or memory of a friend, family member, or colleague with a suitable citation. For a list of the volumes available for adoption by Guardians, please inquire.
Gifts of this kind defray the costs of publishing new volumes in the series and are usually in the amount of $25,000 and up. Some volumes are either so expensive to prepare, or have such a limited, though important, audience, that they cannot be published without such support, which pays for textual research and editorial and promotional expenses. For a list of volumes needing subsidies, please inquire.
By making a gift of stock or securities, you can save on capital gains taxes. In addition, the full fair market value of the security is deductible (as a charitable contribution) up to 30% of your adjusted gross income.
Longtime friends and supporters of The Library of America may wish to consider naming the organization in their wills.