ALA Legacy Society members honored at Annual Conference

Contact: Lanie Castle


For Immediate Release

May 2002

ALA Legacy Society members honored at Annual Conference

The Development Office of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that it will honor members of the ALA Legacy Society at the 2002 Annual Conference in Atlanta. The ALA Legacy Society is comprised of members and friends of ALA who have provided for the long-term needs of the association through an estate gift. The society has been established to appropriately recognize those individuals for their generosity, foresight and dedication to the work of ALA.

"Planned giving is a tool for expressing your beliefs," said Susan Roman, director of ALA's Development Office. "By providing for ALA - or specifically for the issue or area that you feel most passionately about - you are ensuring that your support continues throughout future generations."

"My husband, John and I want to ensure that there will be a generation of librarians to follow me," said ALA Legacy Society member and ALA Past President Ann Symons. "Planning today for tomorrow's future means a lot to me. That's why ALA's Miriam Hornback Scholarship will be the recipient of our planned gift to the American Library Association."

ALA Legacy Society members are invited to attend the Newbery-Caldecott banquet in Atlanta and will be given complimentary tickets and VIP seating.

All those who have named ALA or one of its units in their will are invited to join the ALA Legacy Society, regardless of the size of their gift. If you have named ALA in your estate plans, please contact the Development Office. Please contact Lainie Castle in the Development Office at 312-280-5050 or to notify ALA of your gift or with any other questions about the ALA Planned Giving Program.