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Invest in the children we serve in a way that is most meaningful to you.

Bernie’s Book Bank will work with you and your family, corporation, foundation and civic group to design a gift that you find most impactful. Our mission to increase book ownership is possible due to the generosity of our donors, and we are happy to work with you to design a contribution that works best for your unique goal. Some examples of past partnerships include:

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle that provides an immediate tax benefit to you, and allows you to recommend grants to your favorite charities, like Bernie’s Book Bank. This generous gift can be accomplished one of three ways:
1. You can recommend a grant from your DAF through your fund administrator or by granting online (find yours below).
2. You can set-up recurring grants from your DAF to help sustain the mission of Bernie’s Book Bank. This can be done online (find your DAF institution below) or by contacting your fund administrator. You can choose how frequently the automated grants will occur.
3. You may name Bernie’s Book Bank as the beneficiary of your DAF which continues the mission of Bernie’s Book Bank long after your lifetime. Simply contact your fund administrator to learn more.
Please call 847.780.7323 or email [email protected] to share DAF plans so we can thank you for your generosity. *Please request for your name and address to be included.

Stocks and Securities

Donating stock and mutual fund shares are wonderful ways to help Bernie’s Book Bank fulfill our mission. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits. You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Also, the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation. Please contact Nikki Bonamarte at 847.780.7323 or [email protected] to discuss a stock or security gift.

5. Corporate Giving
a. Invest in our Mission
b. Get Involved
c. Corporate Partners (Strategic Partners/Corporate Partners (circle)?
d. Matching Gifts

Donate via bank transfer or stock

If you’d like to donate to Bernie’s Book Bank via bank transfer, stock options, a legacy gift or need any support processing a donation, please contact Nikki Bonamarte, Director of Development, at [email protected] or 847.780.7323.

Increase your impact – secure an employer match

Ask your HR representative if your company offers an employer match to your generous gift. Many large and small organizations maximize the charitable giving of their employees by offering to match their gifts. 

Looking for another way to contribute? Contact Nikki Bonamarte at 847.780.7323 or [email protected] today!


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Interested in learning more or working together to design a gift that is meaningful to you?

Contact Nikki Bonamarte at 847.780.7323 or [email protected]