Planned Giving to the Rosenberg Library

Today, Rosenberg Library continues to provide patrons in Galveston with an impressive collection of traditional printed materials, along with e-books, audiovisual materials and on-line databases, two large computer labs with high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi access, seven meeting rooms, comprehensive reference services and programming for people of all ages.

In addition to public library services and its role as a cultural center for the community, the Rosenberg Library is unique in that it also maintains the most comprehensive archives and museum in the nation on the history of Galveston and the early settlement of Texas.

Planned Gifts can take Several Forms:

Annual Giving

Please consider giving to the Rosenberg Library annual fundraiser with a gift of cash or 401(k) charitable distribution.

Your generosity will help keep the Rosenberg Library’s collections and community resources strong. Please contact the Library Director at (409) 763-8854, ext. 114.

Name the Library in Your Will or Living Trust

  • Outright bequest: You may leave cash, stocks or real estate to the Rosenberg Library in your will. Non-cash assets will generally be converted to cash.
  • Beneficiary designation: You may name the Rosenberg Library as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Trust beneficiary: You may name the Rosenberg Library as either the beneficiary of the income from a trust or beneficiary of trust at its termination, a charitable remainder trust.

Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Request a beneficiary form from your bank or 401(k) plan administrator. This form – not your will – determines how these assets are distributed after your lifetime.

Step 2: If the form requests a social security number, use the library’s tax identification number: 74-11430725. If the form asks for a date of birth, use the library’s date of incorporation: 07/10/1900.

Step 3: Write in the Rosenberg Library as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary using our address: 2310 Sealy, Galveston, Texas 77550-2220.

Step 4: If you, your attorney or your 401(k) plan administrator have any questions, please contact us at (409) 763-8854, ext. 114.

Bequest: Sample Language

Please share this sample language with your attorney or advisor.

“I give [the sum or ______ dollars] or [____% of the full/residue of my estate], or [the residue of my estate], to the Rosenberg Library, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas, with a principal business address of 2310 Sealy, Galveston, Texas 77550. Federal tax identification number 74-11430725.”

Please Tell Us About Your Gift

We would love the chance to thank you. Your gift can also inspire others to remember the Rosenberg Library in a meaningful way.

The Rosenberg Library uses legacy gifts to support library efforts in keeping with its mission unless otherwise specified by the donor. If you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose, please contact us to ensure your wishes will be met.