After spending nearly four decades volunteering time and ideas to ACRL and ALA I suddenly thought about expanding my gifts to include money. I asked myself, “Why am I not considering ACRL one of my favorite charities?” Having served on Budget and Finance Committee and twice on the ACRL Board, I knew that membership dues alone do not cover ACRL expenses.
I began by making modest annual contributions as a Friend of ACRL. Recently decided to take another step and make ACRL a beneficiary of a portion of my retirement funds when I die. My bequest states that I want ACRL to spend the money on international initiatives. Benefits to the planned-giving donor are numerous. Among other things, I can be much more generous after I die than I can afford to be right now and I can earmark my gift according to my personal passions. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Patricia A. Wand, ALA Legacy Society Member