Building the Foundation

Your tax-deductible gift of any size aids in maintaining the financial support VHLF provides. VHLF is a tax-exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is further determined a Section 509 (a) (3) Type III, Supporting Organization.

Every gift to the Vestavia Hills Library Foundation is greatly needed and deeply appreciated. There are many ways to give:

ONE TIME GIFT: Click the Donate button to make a one-time gift through PayPal.

A gift can also be mailed to the VHLF office (Attn: Executive Director; 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216).

AUTO DRAFT: Enrollment in monthly auto draft is administered through PayPal and can be accessed by clicking the “DONATE” button.

MATCHING GIFTS: Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles or, in some cases, even triples your gift to the Vestavia Hills Library Foundation. Check with your company’s human resources department for more information on this giving option.

MEMORIAL & NAMED GIFTS: Make a donation in memory or in honor of a friend or loved one. Contact Cinnamon McCulley, VHLF executive director, at 205.978.4632 or to make a donation of this kind.

REAL ESTATE: Gift real estate outright, or retain the use of the property during your lifetime and make a planned gift.

STOCKS, SECURITIES & U.S. SAVINGS BONDS: Contact Cinnamon McCulley, VHLF executive director, at 205.978.4632 or to gift these assets.

BEQUEST: Make a provision in your will to provide a gift to the Vestavia Hills Library Foundation after your death.

LIFE INSURANCE: A gift of life insurance is an excellent way to make a substantial contribution. Consider naming the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest as the beneficiary of a policy.

“LEAF” A LEGACY: Looking for a special gift idea? Purchase a leaf as a gift, honorarium or memorial to a special loved one. The Leaf Wall is permanently located on the main level near the Grand Staircase. Anyone may be honored or recognized on etched acrylic plaques with bright, colorful leaves. Download a Leaf donation form.

With your contribution of cash, securities and/or tangible personal property, the Library in the Forest will remain a vibrant, indispensable community center that enriches the lives of people in all seasons of life.