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By including the San Mateo Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust, retirement asset, life insurance, or by making a current gift to the Legacy Fund, you can ensure the library will be there for generations to come.
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You can create a powerful legacy of support for the Library and the San Mateo community by naming the San Mateo Public Library Foundation in your will or trust, life insurance, retirement assets, or by making a gift today.

Your generous gift will be added to The Legacy Fund and help the San Mateo Public Library continue to ensure a resilient, innovative, and inclusive community that is knowledgeable and empowered for generations to come. 

You can make a gift today via check, card or online by using the special donate button below.

The Legacy Circle

Individuals who choose to remember the San Mateo Public Library Foundation through a future gift arrangement become part of our Legacy Circle. Members of the Legacy Circle are celebrated through a range of special benefits and engagement opportunities, including:

  • Invitations to special events

  • Recognition in the San Mateo Public Library Foundation’s donor listings

  • Other as discussed between you and the San Mateo Public Library Foundation


We are committed to working with you, your family and your financial advisors to ensure your philanthropic and financial goals are met. For more information about how you can make a future gift to the San Mateo Public Library Foundation and become a member of the Legacy Circle please contact:

Anne Bernard

Business Manager


Thank you to our Legacy Fund Founding Members!

Joy Addison
Russ Allbery
Ricardo Avila & William Bonnell

Baywood Owners' Improvement   Association

Mary Ellen & Tom Benninger

Peggy Berlese & David Goss
The Bruce & Medea Isphording Bern   Family

Tom Blake & Jackie Stahl

Andy & Sarah Block
Joan Lee Bradley Trust

The Jennifer and Michael Buckley Family

Jim &Tish Busselle

Bill Casey & Pam Casey

An Huang Chen in honor of librarian Nina   Foehler
Lester Chen & Renee Cheung

Robert Chinn & Lori Tamura-Chinn

Linda & Daniel Cooperman

County Consumer Plumbing Service & Repair Group

Ruthmary & John Cradler
Tina & Paul Crisci
Sean & Elizabeth De Winter

Aiswarya Dileep

Mary Dini & Mohammad Zarrinnegar
John & Alison Draper
Arnold Duncan to honor Trudy Duncan
Mark Eliot & Kelly Moran
Janice Elliott
Frank Elliott & Shelly DeCorte
Jan Epstein

Diane Ervin & Bjorn Ervell

Lynne Esselstein & Jon Joseph 

Dr. Jonathan Feinberg and Adella Harris   Feinberg

The Fitzpatrick Family

Gayle Flanagan
The Follis Family

Lisa, Jack, Zack & Eliana Fuchs

The Gillen Koeppen Family
Ann & Daniel Girard

Bill & Susan Graham
Richard & Kelly Hatcher
Doug & Carol Henton

Patricia Hsiu & William Stein
The Hulsey Family

Jamie & Sinclair Hwang

Jill, Greg, Christopher, Steven Jacobson

Kaiser Permanente

Susan & Barry Karl
Amy A. Laughlin
Clayton & Lucy Lee and Family
Sue Lempert
The Levy Family Trust
Amy & Michael Liou
Valerie London in memory of David A. London, MD
Warren Long & Susan Lake Long
In Memory of Patricia Lorenz
Zheng Lu
Corinne & Larry Marcus
Rose & Bill Mark
Wallace D. Mersereau
Fred A. Middleton
Mimi & Sascha Mornell
Michael & Lisa Nash
Amir & Meredith Nassihi
PJ and Martha Nora
Laura & Sunil Pandya
The Papan Latini Family
Margi & Tom Power
Ann Rarden
Maria Elena Ratinoff
Andrew Ryan & Eleanore Chen Dogan
Dr. Julie Schmittdiel & Mr. Jason Ku
Vince & Jackie Siminitus
S. Simms & Family
Gail Sinquefield
John & Hilary Somorjai
Gary Sprague & Michele Freed
Patricia Steinhardt & Howard Krieger
Gift from Erik and Eugena Talvola
The Taube Family Foundation
The Teoman Family
Olivia Jean Ting & Kona 
Jeffrey & Winnie Ting and Family
Jimmy & Eudora Ting
Cynthia Tong & John Kubodera
Sophia Tseng & Michael Feng
Yuchang John Wang
Kathleen Wardwell
The Grace C. Wehe Charitable Remainder   Unitrust
Twyla & David Weinberg
Darcy L. Wong
Geraldine Wong For our Lolo, Romy Ronquillo, Love Ryan,    Alexa, & Max
Eleanor & Ira G. Wong, M.D.
Jason V. Wong & Lauren S. Wong
Susan Li Woo
Rick Wysong & Nancy Schneider
Rada Zarandian & Mehdi Mohtashemi
Stephanie Zheng & Chris Cooper

Our Legacy Circle Members

We are grateful to the following individuals and estates who have included the Library Foundation in their planned giving.  

Joy Addison
Robert Binn
Ann & Daniel Girard
Albert Landucci
Georgia McDaniel
Rada Zarandian & Mehdi Mohtashemi

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