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Support the Robert Frost Society

The Robert Frost Society, affiliated with the American Literature Association and housed in the San Diego Public Library, is a literary organization dedicated to sustaining the legacy of Robert Frost. The Robert Frost Society seeks to promote increased understanding and appreciation of the life, times, setting, and poetry of Robert Frost through a variety of educational and scholarly programs. When you make a financial contribution to the Robert Frost Society, you become a partner in our many efforts to preserve that legacy.

Giving to the Robert Frost Society

Your generous, tax-deductible donation enables us to: 

  • Operate the Robert Frost Society in conjunction with the San Diego Public Library Foundation 
  •  Annually Publish the Robert Frost Review 
  •  Organize Conferences Devoted to Frost Scholarship and Creative Writing
  •  Support Scholarships and Honoraria for Students, Teachers, and Visiting Scholars
  •  Preserve and Display an Archive of Correspondence, Rare Books, and Photographs Related to Robert Frost and His Associates.
  •  Host or Support Cultural Events, Readings, and Lectures in a Variety of National Venues
  •  Support the Foundational Missions of the Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, and the Stone House in Bennington, Vermont
  •  Award the Lesley Lee Francis Prize for the Best Frost Scholarship Published Each Year
  •  Award the Robert Frost Medal of Lifetime Achievement to Scholars who have Contributed Significantly to our Understanding of Robert Frost

Legacy Society and Planned Giving 

A planned gift to the Robert Frost Society will inspire others and provide the Society with the financial security to fulfill its mission well into the future. Any planned or structured gift with a designation of the Robert Frost Society as beneficiary entitles the benefactor, as a member of the Robert Frost Legacy Society, to a lifetime of free access to all Robert Frost Society events.  

There are a variety of ways you can fulfill your philanthropic desires for the Society. You may also be able to increase the power of your gift if your employer has a matching program. No matter how you choose to give, our staff can help guide you through the process. If you would like to make a Legacy Contribution, please contact Jeff Rowland, Director of the San Diego Public Library Foundation at jrowland@supportmylibrary.org. 

Bequest 

If you would like to leave a portion of your estate to the Robert Frost Society, your attorney can provide you with the proper procedures or codicils for remembering the Robert Frost Society in your Last Will and Testament. 

To Leave the Society a Specific Amount of Money, please include the following language in your Will: I, _________, hereby give (insert sum) to the San Diego Public Library Foundation, the designated source for the Robert Frost Society, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, to provide funding for (specify program, endowment, OR the programs in current need as determined by the Board of Governors of the Robert Frost Society). 

To Leave the Society a Percentage of Your Estate, please include the following language in your Will: I, _________, hereby give (insert percentage of my estate) to the Robert Frost Society, c/o the San Diego Public Library Foundation, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, to provide funding for (specify program, endowment, OR the programs in current need as determined by the Board of Governors of the Robert Frost Society).  

Charitable IRA Rollover 

The law designates the term “qualified charitable distribution” to describe an IRA charitable rollover. Individuals who are over 70 may direct funds from their IRA distributions to the Robert Frost Society. The provision has a cap of $100,000 from individual IRAs each year. Individuals may direct the amount distributed, either in one lump sum or multiple payments, to the Society from their annual gross income. If you are interested in contributing to the Society in this manner, please instruct your IRA trustee to make the contribution directly to the following address: The Robert Frost Society, c/o the San Diego Public Library Foundation, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. 

Insurance Policy Beneficiary 

If you have a paid insurance policy you no longer need, you may want to designate the Robert Frost Society as the beneficiary of your policy. Fully paid or partially paid insurance policies are immediately tax-deductible or over the length of time, you pay for the policy. To establish the Robert Frost Society as the policy owner and beneficiary, please complete the process through your local insurance agent. 

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