Giving to Wheeler Library
Wheeler Library is a private, independent public library. Funding comes from generous donations from the community, income generated from an endowment left by the Wheeler Family, bequests, the town of North Stonington and the Friends of Wheeler Library. We depend in large part on the generosity of individuals and organizations for a large part of our budget. Our Annual Appeal is currently in full swing. Make a donation by clicking on the Donate button below – the Paypal window will open and you may use a credit card or your Paypal account. Thank you. Monthly giving via credit card (“The Lion’s Share”) is also available via the link below. Many donors prefer to have their giving be carried over the course of the year, rather than given at one time. Monthly gifts can be automatically made through the Paypal link below. There will be an option to “Make this recurring (monthly)”. Click once and you’re done! We understand and value the trust you place in us with your support of this Wheeler Library. You’ll receive an annual statement of your donations and you can cancel your participation in The Lion’s Share whenever you wish. Thank you very much for your support – click the orange DONATE button to be directed to PayPal.
Wheeler Library is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All gifts are tax deductible. Memorial and celebration gifts may be made in honor or memory of a special person. Please contact the Library Director, Amy Kennedy, at 860.535.0383 with any questions about memorial gifts. The mailing address for the library is PO Box 217, North Stonington, CT 06359
The Jennie S. Wheeler Legacy Fund – Making a bequest through your will
We have created the Jennie S. Wheeler Legacy Fund for those who wish to remember Wheeler Library in their estate plans. More than a century ago, Jennie Wheeler was the force behind the creation of Wheeler School and Library. We operate the library with a reliance on funds endowed to us by the Wheeler family. You can help ensure the library’s future with a planned gift.
To inaugurate the Legacy Fund and honor the generous bequest given by Bill Hescock, we planted a copper beech tree on the library lawn. Regina Hescock provided the funds to purchase this beautiful tree and we are grateful for this lasting gift.
To leave an unrestricted gift to Wheeler Library, you can use the following words. “I give, devise and bequeath to the Wheeler School and Library, Inc. , PO Box 217, 101 Main Street, North Stonington, CT 06359 ___ percent of my estate or the sum of ___.” Please contact Library Trustee Kim Barry (kbs64atcomcast.net) for more information on planned giving. Wheeler Library’s federal tax ID is 06-0728869.
For more information on supporting the library please give us a call at 860.535.0383 and ask for Amy Kennedy.