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There are many ways to donate


The Foundation for the South Orange Public Library is a registered New Jersey 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization.  It adheres to the policies and guidelines in acceptance of gifts made to the South Orange Public Library. 

If you wish to make a gift online:


The following types of gifts will generally be accepted by The Foundation for South Orange Public Library.  Please reach out to if you would like more details on the Foundation's Gift Acceptance Policy.


  • Cash gifts

Acceptable in any form, including by check (mail to 65 Scotland Road, South Orange 07079), money order, credit card or on-line payment.  

  • Multi-Year Gifts 

Please complete a pledge form and return it to the Library (or mail to 65 Scotland Road, South Orange, 07079)

  • Unrestricted Marketable Securities


  • Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts 

The Foundation for South Orange Public Library will accept designation as a remainder beneficiary of charitable remainder and lead trusts. 


  • Bequests and Beneficiary Designations under Revocable Trusts, Life Insurance Policies, Commercial Annuities and Retirement Plans 

Donors are encouraged to make bequests to The Foundation for South Orange Public Library under their wills, and to name The Foundation for South Orange Public Library as the beneficiary under trusts, life insurance policies, commercial annuities and retirement plans. 


Volunteer your time or expertise:

There are many opportunities for people who wish to donate their time and expertise to the Foundation. Some current needs include help with fundraising, planning and offering promotional assistance and serving as a board or advisory board member. If you wish to donate your time in any of these or other ways, please contact our board at

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