Tilton Library has always depended on bequests and donations. In fact, the Library owes its existence to the bequests of Chauncey B. Tilton and Esther Dickinson, which provided for a free public library in Deerfield.
The Tilton Fund’s Annual Appeal helps pay for a large part of the library’s vast collection of books, DVDs, e-books, magazines, library of things, and more, that are ordered and updated continuously.
The Tilton Fund, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. There are different ways to contribute financially to the well-being of the Library.
Help Tilton Library & future generations.
Donations and bequests may be sent via PayPal:
Or via check to:
Tilton Fund, Inc.
75 North Main Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
BUILDING PROJECT CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
If you are interested in supporting the Building Project capital campaign, CLICK HERE for more information. To make a donation, please see PayPal and mailing address information on this page. To make a pledge, please contact the library director. Keep in mind that a capital campaign donation is a gift toward the building project only. It is different from a donation to the Friends which supports library programs or the Tilton Fund Annual Appeal which supports the annual operating budget.
FEBRUARY 1 -MARCH 22: The “I Heart Tilton” public online crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising $50,000, will go toward the larger $2M Capital Campaign. This mini campaign is in honor of National Library Lovers month and National Reading Month:
NOTE: When donating to the Capital Campaign through PayPal, please note in the “special instructions” box that this is for the capital campaign. If mailing a check, please be sure to make the check out to The Tilton Fund, Inc., with a note that it is for the capital campaign. Thank you!
Bequests, Legacies and Planned Giving
Please contact the library director for more information about bequests and planned giving
You may choose to remember a family member or friend with a gift for books or general support. When the Library receives a cash gift for the purchase of memorial books or collections, the selection will be made by the Library. The name of the donor or person memorialized will be designated on a special bookplate at the request of the donor.
Gifts in Honor
A gift in honor of a teacher, a librarian, someone’s special birthday or anniversary, or any living person is also welcome.
Funds for Improvements or Programs
Funds may be designated for new furniture, equipment or special programs in the Library, such as a lecture series or author visits.
You may earmark your donation for specific areas of acquisitions (such as children’s books or music CDs) within the Library’s collection.