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Read. Dream. Donate: Be Part of Our Story

Did you know the Winter Park Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on the generous financial support from our community and people like you? For 138 years, the Winter Park Library has been supported by individuals and organizations who share in the conviction that a community library is vital to the good health of a community. Help us Reach for the Stars as we strive to strengthen our community through the power of education, innovation, and enrichment.

Our unmet needs are pressing, and we are committed to meeting them head-on. With 2,000 readers currently waiting for books and 500 learners on waitlists for classes, it is clear that there is a strong demand for more materials and offerings. By contributing to the Reach for the Stars initiative, you will enable us to expand our physical and digital collections, duplicate high-demand classes, and elevate our curriculum.

Your contribution supports:

  • Print and ebook collections
  • Computers and technology for instruction
  • Nearly 2000 classes for youth, seniors, families, and professionals

Support your library today to make an impact for generations to come!


Our online giving site allows you to give in a safe and secure environment with easy to follow steps. You can use credit card or debit card payments to make your one-time or recurring gift.

By Phone

Call the Library's Development Department at (407) 623-3277. We can process your credit card donation and recurring pledges by phone.

By Mail

Winter Park Library
1052 W. Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32789

To mail your one-time gift, simply send a check payable to The Winter Park Library and mail it to the address above. If you would like to designate your gift for a specific fund, please indicate your wishes with a letter or in the memo line of the check. Gifts without a specific designation will be allocated to the general operating fund.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend donations to non-profit organizations from their fund over time. Please note that per the Internal Revenue Code, you cannot receive goods, services or impermissible benefits, as a result of a DAF gift. Gifts made the the Winter Park Library can be made to the Library's Annual Fund or can be designated for a legacy gift after their lifetime. To initiate a gift, contact your DAF directly and reference our EIN 59-0794396.

If you have any questions about donating to the Library from your DAF, please contact us at (407) 623-3277.

From your IRA

If you are 70½ years old or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can use your required minimum distribution (RMD) to support Winter Park Library through an IRA Charitable Rollover gift. You will pay no income taxes on the gift from your RMD. Alternatively, under the SECURE Act, you can elect to push your RMD until age 72.

To Qualify

  • You must be 70½ or older at the time of your gift
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to Winter Park Library
  • Your total annual IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000
  • Your gift must be made by December 31

Next Steps

  • Contact your IRA administrator
  • Ask that your RMD distribution be a direct charitable rollover to:
    Winter Park Library
    1052 W. Morse Blvd.
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Please make sure that your name and address are included in the funds transfer

For any additional information, transfer instructions, or questions, please reach out at (407) 623-3277


Planned Giving

A planned gift is a charitable contribution of any asset, current or deferred, that can directly benefit both you and the Library. Though bequests and wills are the most prominent sources of planned gifts, contributions of securities, tangible property, real estate and life insurance benefit the Library today and can provide you with even greater tax deductions. Charitable gift annuities allow you to give cash or an asset in return for a life income paid by our organizations. IRAs and other retirement plans, which can be most heavily taxed in an estate, can be designated to the Library to reduce your present income tax liability.

Our development staff would be happy to design a gift strategy that is right for you and will help you and your family meet your philanthropic goals.