Gift of Securities

Give appreciated securities to the Kennebunk Free Library and you shall receive - a tax break. Whether it's 100 shares of blue-chip stock or a new high-tech gadget, our government does indeed allow you to deduct these gifts as charitable donations. Moreover, you also avoid capital gains tax on the transfer. This double benefit means that you can leverage a larger donation by using appreciated securities rather than cash to make your gift.

We welcome gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. Some donors own stock in privately held corporations; contact us to learn about using those assets to make a gift. The securities you use to make your gift must have been held by you for more than one year to be fully deductible.


Planned Giving
Kennebunk Free Library offers opportunities to support the Library with Planned Giving. Please view our latest brochure for additional information.

Other Ways to Support the KFL
Thanks to your generous support, visitors to the Kennebunk Free Library can borrow books and other media, conduct online research, and participate in hundreds of annual programming opportunities for children and adults. It is both our honor and responsibility to maintain the library as a gathering place for ideas, recreation, information and education.
  • Serving as a Trustee or working as a Community Member on a Trustee committee.
  • Joining the Friends of the Library.
  • Consider a bequest to KFL: you'd like to help build the long-term financial strength of the Kennebunk Free Library, but feel you cannot make a significant gift today. A bequest under your will or revocable trust can complement your lifestyle and commitments today while supporting KFL tomorrow.
  • Attending a Library program.
  • Donating your used books to our book sales.