ALA Legacy Society

The ALA Legacy Society recognizes individuals who plan to make future gifts through their estates. 

As a member of the ALA Legacy Society, you will receive a personalized welcome package, commemorative pin, and invitations to conference and meeting events.  To become a member of the ALA Legacy Society, simply notify the ALA Development Office of your intentions. We can provide sample bequest language for inclusion in your will or trust, or otherwise assist you with a plan that meets your philanthropic and financial goals.

One optional benefit of membership is the listing of your name on the official ALA Legacy Society Honor Roll, which may be published from time to time in connection with special ALA events and publications. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we are happy to honor your wishes.

Members of the Legacy Society share a strong common bond of generosity and visionary leadership, supporting ALA and its divisions, offices and round tables success. We welcome the opportunity to recognize those who are helping to make the future possible.

Leaving a gift is easy.

Bequests from a will or trust are the most common way to leave a gift to ALA. Some people set aside a certain dollar amount. Others leave a percentage of the estate or assets left over after providing for their family. Others have made ALA the beneficiary of 401K/IRA plans or insurance policies, or have established a Charitable Gift Annuity or a Charitable Remainder Trust to the Association. All qualify a person or couple for membership in the Society.

If you have further questions, please contact the ALA Development Office at:

Development Office
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2795
800.545.2433, ext. 3259
or 312.280.3259
development@ala.org