Legacy Gifts

One-third of the library’s annual revenue comes from interest earned from our endowment. We encourage donors who want to make a lasting gift to support the Patten Free Library to consider an endowment gift. There are many ways to make a legacy gift and our Development Director can talk with you about these by reaching to 207-443-5141 x19 or slricker@patten.lib.me.us.

Legacy donors are invited to join our John Patten Society by:

  • Giving a donation of $5,000 or more to the Endowment
  • Designating Patten Free Library in a Will
  • Including Patten Free Library in Legacy Giving plans

John Patten Society Members

Through such gifts or bequests, each John Patten Society member follows the visionary legacy of Capt. John Patten who, with his brother George, laid the groundwork for what is today’s Patten Free Library.

Please contact Development Director Samantha Ricker at slricker@patten.lib.me.us or 207-443-5141 x19 for assistance.

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