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Other ways to donate

You may recommend a grant to The Friends of the Oakland Public Library (Tax I.D. 94-2553734) from the donor-advised fund of your choice. We encourage you to share your contact information so that we may thank you!


To make a gift through your will or living trust, specify “The Friends of the Oakland Public Library, Tax I.D. 94-2553734, located in Oakland, California.”

Naming the Friends as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan assets may be advantageous from a tax-planning perspective. The Friends of the Oakland Public Library is eligible to receive Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from an eligible Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that is owned by an individual who is age 70 ½ or over. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

To learn more, download Your Library Legacy brochure or pick up a copy at The Bookmark Bookstore and Oakland Public Library locations.

If you have questions about planned giving or wish to request a copy of the brochure, please contact:

Sara DuBois, Coordinator of Grants and Volunteers
Oakland Public Library
(510) 238-6572

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