Ways to Donate

Ways to Donate

General Donation

Your support of the library allows us to continue providing services and resources to the residents of Peters Township and beyond. Libraries support literacy and education, provide access to information, enhance the quality of life, and build community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue providing the materials, services, and programs that enrich and enhance our community. A general monetary donation can also be made in memory or in honor of a loved one.

To see what types of projects your gift will support, take a look at our most recent annual mailer here.

How to donate by check:
Made payable to The Peters Township Library Foundation
Mailed to 616 East McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317

How to donate online:
You can make a secure online donation using a credit card at ptlibrary.org/donate, or click the link below.

We encourage unrestricted giving, as it allows the Library and Foundation to work together to determine our most pressing needs. Decisions on the restricted nature of any gifts, and their acceptance or refusal, will be made by the Library Director and Foundation Board. If the donor does not request restrictions, all gifts will be considered unrestricted.

Book Memorials and Honorariums

Make a contribution in memory or honor of a loved one. Our Book Memorial and Honorarium program offers you an opportunity to donate funds for the purchase of a book to be added to the library's collection. Your gift book will bear a bookplate naming the donor and the person memorialized.

You may request a specific subject area or the library's staff will select a book in an area in need of new materials. The library cannot accommodate requests of specific titles, and all title selections are at the sole discretion of library staff.

For memorials and honorariums, letters of acknowledgment and appreciation will be sent to both the donor and the family of the person who is being honored.

For a Book Memorial and Honorarium, please print and complete a PTPL Memorial / Honor Book Form and return it to the library, or complete your request online.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Do you have an IRA account for your retirement savings? Did you know you can use it to give to your favorite charitable institutions, including The Peters Township Library Foundation? Your IRA can provide a tax-smart way to make an impact. If you are 70 1/2 or older, the Qualified Charitable Distribution or QCD (sometimes called an “IRA Charitable Rollover”) is a great way to make a tax-free gift.

Benefits of donating using your IRA Charitable Rollover:
- If you are 73 or older, your gift counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)
- Your gift transfers tax-free and can lower your adjusted gross income
- You can transfer your gift directly from a traditional or Roth IRA to the Library Foundation

If you would like to initiate a gift from your IRA to the Library Foundation, please consult with your financial advisor and IRA provider for more information regarding requirements and transfer procedures. Make your gift by December 31 to qualify for the current tax year.

No matter your age, you can designate The Peters Township Library Foundation as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your IRA and it will pass to us tax-free after your lifetime. It’s simple, just requiring that you contact your IRA administrator for a change-of-beneficiary form or download a form from your provider’s website.

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Many companies provide matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Check to see if your employer is one of them so you can double the impact of your gift.

If you don’t know how your company’s match program works, contact your Human Resources department today!

Planned Giving and Bequests

Coming Soon!