WAYS TO INVEST

GENERATIONS OF MAPLEWOOD RESIDENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM YOUR DONATION

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HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Financial Contributions are the lifeblood of our Foundation and directly benefit the Maplewood Memorial Library.

Donations come in all shapes and sizes, so if you wish to make a gift online, by mail or by security transfer, here are the directions:

ONLINE

Just start by clicking the below “Paypal” button:


BY MAIL

Donors who wish to make a contribution by check or money order should mail their donation to:

The Maplewood Library Foundation
51 Baker Street
Maplewood, New Jersey, 07040


STOCK AND SECURITIES

The Foundation has an account with Fidelity Investments. If you wish to make a gift of stock or other securities, there are two simple steps.

Email our Board Member in charge of investments, Diane Haase at maplewoodlibraryfoundation@gmail.com. She will provide you with our Fidelity DTC and routing number. You may then instruct your bank or broker where to send the shares.  It’s really that simple.

(Selling appreciated securities adds to your tax bill.  Why not just give a few shares to the library and write it off instead?)

The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) entity and all donations will be acknowledged with a letter for the IRS.


GIFTS OF TIME AND EXPERTISE

There are many opportunities for people who wish to donate their time and expertise to the Foundation.  Some current needs include help with fundraising, planning and offering promotional assistance and serving as a board or advisory board member.


If you wish to donate your time in any of these or other ways, please contact our board at maplewoodlibraryfoundation@gmail.com

In 1956, as a 12 year old boy I witnessed with pride the dedication of the Maplewood Memorial Library building on Baker Street. Now, over 60 years later, I consider it a great privilege to be able to play a small role in renewing and enlarging that building. Our new Library will be a shining beacon of light, learning and inspiration, welcoming the people of Maplewood now and for future generations to come.
— Ben Cohen, President Maplewood Memorial Library Foundation