about the trust

The Seekonk Library Trust develops financial resources that supplement appropriations to the library from the Town of Seekonk. Funds raised by SLT expand existing library activities and introduce new programs and services that enrich the lives of the community; support the long-term needs of the library; and build a foundation that ensures all residents are welcome and have access to an array of ideas and information at the library.

Over 90% of the Trust’s Revenues go to support Library Programs and Services.

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
Lisa Spencer, Acting Treasurer
Linda Karewa
Maurice Messier
Susan Lagalle

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.”