Simple Ways to Give

Make a Bequest

Make a bequest to the Champaign Public Library Foundation in your will. This can be done when you write the will, or you can easily add a codicil to an existing will. See our example of wording to use.

Bequests can be for specific amounts of money, specific assets, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after all other bequests have been honored.

Life Insurance or IRA

Name the Champaign Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account, such as an IRA.

Obtain a beneficiary designation form and name the Library Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary.


  • Simple to do and available to almost everyone
  • May reduce estate taxes
  • You retain control of your assets during your lifetime
  • May allow you to make a larger gift than you could do during your lifetime

Wording for Your Will


Use this wording to leave a gift to the library in your will.

Donald C. Dodds Jr.

“Who knows what the future will bring? I do know that this library will be part of preparing young people for our changing world. My family and I like being part of that effort.”

- Donald C. Dodds Jr.

More Information

Contact Donna Pittman, development director, at 217/403–2050 or

Donate Now

Give online or mail your gift today to the Champaign Public Library Foundation, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820.