Legacy Giving

The generosity of earlier patrons established a large endowment fund for the Library, allowing us to provide outstanding benefits to our community with minimal impact on taxpayers. As our community grows, so do the demands on our endowment funds. To provide future growth in services we require increased financial support. It is through long term efforts such as endowment development that the Library will maintain a secure future.  A gift to the Library’s Endowment Fund can provide financial benefits to both you and your library.

Ways of Giving

There are numerous ways to support the Library through planned giving. You can help with gifts such as:

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Gifts by Will
  • Life Insurance Programs
  • IRAs
  • Real Property
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

John Patten Society

Established in 2003, the John Patten Society honors individuals who have shown exemplary leadership by contributing to the Library’s Endowment Fund. Invitations to special events will be extended to John Patten Society members throughout the year. Learn more.

 Consider making a legacy gift today for the future success of the Patten Free Library.

For further information on these or other types of charitable giving contact Development  Director Emily Read or 207-443-5141 ext. 19.

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