Ways to Remember


Financial gifts in memory of a friend or loved one are a wonderful way to express your thoughts and support the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library at the same time.  By supporting the library, these gifts ensure a legacy for the deceased that extends far into the future.  Please consider listing Fredricksen Library as the beneficiary of charitable gifts in your end of life planning as well.  These are unrestricted gifts.  Please be sure to include contact information for the person who should receive notification of your gift.  These notifications do not include the gift amount.

For obituary announcements, we suggest the following language, which can be tailored to your needs:

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library.  Please direct your contributions in memory of (the name of your friend or loved one).  Visit fredricksenlibrary.org or mail your gift to Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, 100 North 19th Street, Camp Hill, PA  17011.

If you would prefer to make a gift restricted to the purchase of books, you'll find more information here on our MEMORIAL GIFT BOOK PROGRAM.


You can leave your own enduring imprint on Cleve J. Fredricksen Library through a planned gift.  This type of gift can pay dividends that leave tomorrow’s Fredricksen a better place for all its patrons and visitors. 

There is a planned gift to suit every circumstance.  Each giving strategy has distinct benefits for you and for the library.  We recommend that you speak with an estate planning attorney to guide you.  

Sample bequest language – (please consult your attorney for advice tailored to your situation):

“I give, devise, and bequeath, to the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate or exact description of property to be devised) for the benefit of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library.”


Endowments are truly the gifts that keep on giving.  Endowments are permanently invested by the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, generating interest that is used for the purpose you choose.  A portion of the interest income is reinvested in the endowment’s principal each year, enabling it to grow and provide a long-enduring stream of revenue.  If you are interested in creating an endowment, please contact us.  We also encourage you to speak with your attorney or financial advisor. 

For questions and information about other giving opportunities, please contact the Development Office at 717-761-3900 extension 244.



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January 18, 2023