PictureValerie Gerard Kushel.

In the aftermath of their announcement in February of a unique public-private partnership between the City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Library Foundation, under which the city released $350,000 to MVLF, the nonprofit foundation’s board says it has reached a capital base sufficient to initiate an endowment and is looking to building on that momentum. 

In its ongoing quest to usher in the kind of sustained financial health that most public libraries can only dream about, the foundation is creating a Mill Valley Library Legacy Giving Program. As part of that program, the foundation is launching a “Leaving a Meaningful Legacy” workshop series, starting with an Estate Planning Workshop in collaboration with MV Library on May 2 (7-9pm) at the library. The event will “educate attendees on best practices and tools available for meaningful legacy giving that protects you families, and also benefit your community, with estate planning attorney Valerie Kushel providing an overview of planned giving vehicles,” according to the event page.

In related news, to celebrate the occasion and to continue to grow the endowment, the foundation is reprising its “Beyond The Book Bash” fundraiser on September 7 at the Throckmorton Theatre.

The 411: The Mill Valley Library Foundation‘s Legacy Giving Committee hosts an Estate Planning Workshop series in collaboration with MV Library on May 2 (7-9pm) at the library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue. Registration recommended. MORE INFO & REGISTER.


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