ALA Planned Giving Seminar at Annual Conference

Contact: Lanie Castle


312-280-5050




For Immediate Release


May 2002

ALA Planned Giving Seminar at Annual Conference

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that it will host a planned giving seminar at the 2002 Annual Conference in Atlanta. Part of ALA's Planned Giving Program, the seminar is for those interested in learning more about recent changes in estate and gift tax laws, as well as for those considering a planned gift to ALA.

The seminar will be held Monday, June 17, from 12 - 1 p.m., at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in the Zurich Room. Presenters will include ALA legal counsel, Paula Cozzi Goedert. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

"The Executive Board is very pleased that ALA can make such important financial planning information available to our members at no cost," said ALA President John W. Berry. "I hope that conference attendees will take advantage of this new benefit by attending the presentation and bringing questions about estate planning that they would like to have answered by an attorney."

"I attended the planned giving seminar during the 2002 Midwinter Meeting, and was impressed with the way complex information on changing tax laws, especially those pertaining to the estate tax, were explained clearly and thoroughly." said Past President Nancy Kranich. "I encourage everyone - especially those who have not created a will - to take part in this great opportunity."

Although there is no cost to attend, seating is limited. Please contact Lainie Castle in the ALA Development Office at 312-280-5050 or lcastle@ala.org to reserve your place, or to request additional information. Those without reservations will be admitted to the seminar on a space-available basis only.