ALA Legacy Society

The ALA Legacy Society is a special group to recognize individuals who provide support for the Association through planned gifts. Membership belongs to those who have made a planned gift to ALA through one or more of the following methods:

  • Provision in their will or revocable trust.
  • Life income gift (charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust).
  • Retirement plan beneficiary designation.
    Life insurance policy beneficiary designation.

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, nourishing ALA and its divisions, offices and round tables success. We welcome the opportunity to recognize those who are helping to make the future possible.

For more information regarding the Legacy Society, please contact the ALA Development Office at or telephone at (312) 280-5871.