Donations made to the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries (FACL) are used to further the mission of the association. If you benefited from FACL/ACL and you would like to contribute to this important cause, please see below the specific ways you can donate.
- General Donations: General donations are used for general membership assistance at the discretion of the board. Choose “General Donation” as the donation type on the Donations Form.
- Conference Donations: Occasionally, a member has asked about donating towards the annual conference in order to help offset some of the costs for another member. The use of these funds is based on need and comes about organically from the membership. If the home office staff is made aware of a specific need, then available resources can be allocated to that need. If you are interested in giving toward the annual conference, please select “ACL Conference” as your donation type.
- Legacy Endowment Donations: The Legacy Endowment is a board-designated endowment that was created to support ACL members by providing resources for professional development, scholarship, research, and conference attendance. The board seeks to continue to grow the endowment through member donations and also by contributing a portion of income over expenses on an annual basis when the financial health of the organization allows. Grants were awarded beginning in 2020 and the board is excited to continue to see how the Legacy Endowment continues to foster the field of librarianship by funding individual libraries. To contribute to the endowment fund, choose “Legacy Endowment” as the donation type on the Donations Form.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
A special gift to ACL may be the perfect opportunity to remember a friend or colleague! Your tax-deductible gift to FACL may be made in honor of a fellow librarian’s birthday, retirement, or other special occasion. You may also give in memory of a special friend or family member as a tribute at a loved one’s passing. A note to commemorate your gift will be sent to the address you indicate.
Planned giving is simply a means to intentionally steward the material blessings God has given you. You can include ACL in your estate planning or will to make a lasting impact on the future of ACL as we invest in Christian libraries around the world.
Refer to our Gifts and Donations Policy to explore your options for making a planned gift. If you have any questions about the best way to include ACL in your giving plans, please contact the ACL Executive Director by email or by phone (937-766-2255).
By using the examples below, you can include ACL in your estate planning in the following ways:
- Specific Dollar Amount
“I hereby give to the Legacy Endowment, a fund belonging to the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries, located in Cedarville, Ohio, the sum of $________.”
- Specific Percentage
“I hereby give ______% of my estate to the Legacy Endowment, a fund belonging to the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries, located in Cedarville, Ohio.”
- Bequest with The Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries as a Contingent Beneficiary
“In the event any of my above named beneficiaries have not survived me, I hereby direct their shares to be distributed to the Legacy Endowment, a fund belonging to the Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries, located in Cedarville, Ohio.”
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The Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries (dba “ACL”) is an Illinois non-for- profit corporation with its primary address and principal place of business at 17 S. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314. Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries’ main telephone number is (937) 766-2255. If you would like a copy of Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries’ latest annual return or other related information, please send a request indicating the information you desire, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope or an email address to which you would like the information sent, to the address listed above. Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries is exempt from federal income tax under 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3) and is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. Each donation to Foundation for the Advancement of Christian Libraries is tax-deductible to the extent allowed under applicable law, and represents a contribution to its entire mission, which is to provide for the advancement of library sciences, especially within Christian organizations, both within and outside of North America. REGISTRATION IN ANY STATE OR DISTRICT DOES NOT IMPLY AN ENDORSEMENT OF FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHRISTIAN LIBRARIES BY THAT STATE OR DISTRICT, OR ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE OR DISTRICT. Click here for further details.