Leave a Legacy

Legacy giving is a wonderful way to share your good fortune, fulfill your philanthropic goals, and enrich the life and culture of all the people of Lexington. You can leave your legacy and enjoy tax advantages by joining the Maria Hastings Cary Legacy Society. (Tax ID number 04-3462996)

Maria Hastings Cary Legacy Society

Founded in 2007 and named in memory of the Library’s founder, the Maria Hastings Cary Legacy Society recognizes those who make provisions for Cary Library in their wills or other estate plans.

Legacy gifts to the Annual Fund will help address the Library’s immediate needs, while gifts to the Endowment will be held in trust with the income distributed in perpetuity.

Foundation staff and the Library Director can help you structure your bequest to match your specific wishes.

To join the Legacy Society, simply inform us that you have made arrangements to leave a legacy gift by naming the Cary Memorial Library Foundation as a charitable beneficiary of your:

  • Will
  • IRA or other retirement accounts
  • Life insurance policy
  • Donor-advised fund
  • Or by investing $10,000 or more in a Charitable Gift Annuity

Consult an attorney, financial advisor, or Foundation officer about setting up any of these plans.