We couldn’t do it without you.

The role of the Wellesley Free Library Foundation is to build upon the taxpayer base, bridging the gap between our community’s aspirations for the Library and available municipal funds. This past fiscal year, the Wellesley Free Library received 1.6% of the Town of Wellesley’s annual budget to fund basic services. The Library’s portion of the town budget and state aid only covers 80-85% of the Library’s total expenses.

Discover the different ways you can contribute and help shape the future of our Library, or make a direct impact by donating to our Annual Fund today.​

Contribute to Our Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund are an indication of our residents pride in our exceptional Library and each gift, no matter its size, has enormous impact on our library.

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Stock Gifts

Gifts of publicly traded securities and insurance are also welcome. To donate securities, please contact our Development Office at 781-235-1610 ext. 1127 or click here to e-mail.

Corporate Support

The Wellesley Free Library Foundation seeks long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between the business community and the Library. These unrestricted, current-use funds will provide critical monies necessary to bridge the gap between our community’s aspirations for the Library and available Town resources.

Employer Matched Gifts

Many employers will match employee gifts to the Wellesley Free Library Foundation. By submitting a matching gift form along with your own gift, you may double your impact!

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

A Memorial Gift to the Library is a meaningful and lasting way to remember a loved one. A Tribute Gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, honor a graduate or commemorate an anniversary. Gift made in memory or tribute will be recognized in our Annual Report.

Bequests & Other Planned Gifts

Including the Wellesley Free Library Foundation in your estate planning is a meaningful way to make a lasting contribution to the Library while taking advantage of federal and state tax laws. At the heart of planned giving is the ordinary will. Leaving a bequest is like planting a tree today so that others can enjoy its shade tomorrow. Donors who leave a bequest in their will become welcomed members of the The H. H. Hunnewell Society.

Naming Opportunities

Our naming opportunities offer a unique way to leave a lasting legacy within the Wellesley Free Library. Contact our Development Office for more information about naming a program or location in the Library after yourself or a loved one.

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If you have any questions about giving opportunities for the Foundation, please contact our development office at (781) 235-1610 x 1127 or email michelle_harris@wellesleyfreelibraryfoundation.org