Planned Giving at ALA

Planned gifts to ALA or any of its divisions, round tables, programs or scholarships are deeply personal commitments that help the association continue to thrive and support the next generation of librarians.

In June 2012, ALA is launching an association-wide Legacy Society campaign to promote all planned and estate gifts. The goal of ALA’s 15x15 campaign is to raise $15 million by 2015. Please consider joining our Legacy Society and support the 15x15 campaign by including ALA in your will.

“I am proud to make my donation as a legacy to the organization which has supported and sustained me throughout my professional career. And I challenge each librarian to do much the same.”
John N. Mitchell
Charter Member of the ALA Legacy Society

15x15 ALA Planned Giving Campaign Logo

The ALA Development Office staff can guide you on how different gift strategies may affect your income, your tax situation, your family and your philanthropy. Please let us know how we can assist you. Please contact the ALA Development Office at or at 312.280.3259.

Planned Giving Basics

Legacy Society Honor Roll of Donors

Request / submit planned giving information online

Planned Giving Brochure (PDF file, 2.8 MB)

Planned Giving Personal Stories