Planned Giving

What will your legacy be?

Imagine the future of Oakville. Many of us envision a vibrant and connected community, with seniors who are well-supported, adults and youth who are engaged, and happy, healthy children.

At Oakville Public Library (OPL), we’re working every day to ensure this future for the generations to come. By leaving the library a gift in your will, you will be supporting this vision, too.

Our library is a vital and irreplaceable public space, providing many different programs and services.

We are eager to learn about your personal interests and passions, so we can tailor your gift’s designation to the area most meaningful to you – whether that’s children’s early reading programs, technology for teens, or a special book collection.

The impact of your planned gift to OPL will be timeless.

What is planned giving?

Planned giving refers to arranging a donation now, to give to the library at a later date.

Planned gifts are typically arranged through a will or trust.

It’s simple, easy to do, and requires only a few minutes of conversation with your lawyer or estate planner.

Planned gifts can include:

  • Bequests
  • Life insurance policies
  • Charitable trusts
  • Property
  • Gifts of annuities

Leaving a planned gift to OPL will likely give you a significant tax advantage on your estate’s final return. Contact your lawyer or estate planner to discuss your personal circumstances and goals.

How to get started

Getting started is simple! Contact Debra Thompson at or call 905-815-2042 ext. 5092 to arrange a personal, confidential meeting.