Monthly Giving Program

You can divide your annual gift into easy, convenient monthly payments that are charged to your credit or debit card each month.

Monthly giving often fits more into the scheme of things for folks who budget their spending on a monthly basis. Designating a monthly amount for charitable giving makes it easier and more convenient to contribute, and your affordable monthly payments add up to a substantial annual gift! You decide how much you would like to give monthly, and your tax-deductible charitable donations will be charged to your American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa each month.

There are no checks to write, and no service charges or administrative fees taken out of your donation. 100% of your gift goes to the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library.

To get started with online monthly giving, simply fill out the online donation form and select your donation frequency. You can select both how often and how much you want to give. We'll take care of the rest!

Planned Giving Program

Bequests and planned gifts are a vital source of future income for the Foundation, assuring our continuing ability to support library programs for future generations. For more information about planned giving, email or call Julie Saxenmeyer at 410-887-3282, or contact your estate attorney or other financial counselor. You can use our Planned Giving Confidential Reply Form to let us know of your plans.

Some of the ways to include the Foundation in your planned giving:

  • Include the Foundation in your will. You can designate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.
  • Consider using assets for your charitable gift, such as stocks, bonds, CDs, real estate, art or jewelry.
  • Name the Foundation as the beneficiary of your pension plan or Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
  • Name the Foundation as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.
  • Remember loved ones with a memorial gift to the Foundation.

Margaret Peterson Circle

In 2011, a gift of $475,000 was made to the Foundation from the estate of retired BCPL librarian Peggy Peterson. With this gift, the Foundation started the Endowment for Children’s Literacy. The Margaret Peterson Circle was created in honor of Peggy’s generosity. It includes those who have made an outright gift to the Foundation for BCPL of $10,000 or more, or have given notification that they have made a lasting commitment to the Foundation with a provision in their will or estate plans.


Please let us know if you have included the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library in your estate planning so that we can honor you as a part of Margaret Peterson Circle and add your name to our plaque, which hangs in a place of honor at the administrative office of BCPL.


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