about the trust

The Seekonk Library Trust (SLT) was established in 1987 to accept, hold and manage donations and bequests to the Seekonk Public Library (SPL) in support of the Library’s long term needs. The Library Trust primarily invests in the capital resources that serve as the foundation on which the library builds these services. Library Trust funds supplement and do not supplant the money appropriated to the library by the Town of Seekonk.

The Trust is managed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Five are appointed by the Trustees of the Seekonk Public Library. One is appointed by the Friends of the Seekonk Public Library and one by the Town Moderator.

The members of the Trust Board are:
Anne B. Miller, Chair
Linda Karewa, Secretary
Brian Salit, Treasurer
Irene Frechette
Moe Messier
Lisa Spencer

If you are interested in joining the Trust’s board, please contact us at info@SeekonkLibraryTrust.org.

DONATION DETAILS

Are Contributions to the Trust deductible?
Contributions to the trust are tax deductible. The Trust is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) organization. Copies of the Annual Financial Report and the federal tax filings of the Library Trust are available for inspection at the library.

Can donations or bequests be made for a specific reason?
Yes, donations or bequests can be made for specific purposes, for example,  your gift can be directed to furnishing, building renovation or the maintenance of the Seekonk Meadows. One particularly satisfying way to give is to make a donation or bequest in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one who was or is an avid reader or frequent user of the Library.

How can I include Seekonk Library Trust in my will?
Your will can bequeath a stated sum or percentage of your estate by specifically mentioning the Seekonk Library trust. For instance, your will could state ”I hereby bequeath ten percent (10%) of the residue of my estate to the Seekonk Library Trust located in Seekonk, Massachusetts, for its general uses and purposes.”