“My husband and I started summering in Littleton almost 50 years ago, and quickly discovered the Athenaeum. We delight in bringing amazed friends to see the wonder of it. It is a privilege to think that our financial support will help to maintain what the we, the town, the board, supporters, and staff of the Athenaeum so value.
Where else can we find an institution that combines library, art, books, poetry, history, and architecture in a community far from urban life? We are grateful for having the Athenaeum in our neighborhood and gladly will include include it in our wills to perpetuate its continued existence.”--Florence Fogelin
Your estate gift of any size to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will ensure that it continues to educate, entertain and awe generations to come. It is a window to a glorious past that continues to fascinate visitors, while remaining a vibrant public library and lecture hall for free presentations—one of the few remaining true Athenaeums in the country.
Ways to Make a Planned Gift to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Make a bequest in your will: The easiest and most common method of making a planned gift; also, as a charitable bequest, it is deductible when calculating any estate taxes.
Make a gift of personal property or real estate.
Name the Athenaeum as a beneficiary of your IRA or retirement plan.
Make a lifetime gift that generates income for you and your heirs and provides a future gift to the Athenaeum.
It is important that you consult with your attorney, accountant and financial advisors when considering an estate gift.
If you have questions about making an estate gift to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, please contact Development Officer Scott Davis at 802-745-1393 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.