Other Ways to Give

jvbrown library gifts of stock and appreciated securities

Appreciated Stock

Why should I give appreciated stock?

Do you own appreciated stocks? Stock gifts present a great opportunity to support the James V. Brown Library’s mission, because your gift is mutually beneficial — we receive the full value of the stock, while you avoid paying capital gains tax.

Many of our supporters are choosing to donate stock this year. Will you join them?

What do I need to do to give a gift of stock or securities?

You can make a gift of stock to the Library Endowment by contacting your financial services team with the following information:

Merrill Lynch
DTC #8862 vs Free Receipt
Account 888-04C48 n/o James V Brown Library Endowment
Address: 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA  17701

Questions about other options? Please call the Development Director at 570-326-6689. 

Leave a Legacy


You can give a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime, but can benefit thousands of people in our community, for years to come.

Please contact the Library Development Director for more information about planning a gift to the library by calling 570-326-0536 extension 135.

Planned Giving Brochure

jvbrown planned giving

The IRA Charitable Rollover


Donors age 70½ or older are once again eligible to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRAs directly to qualified charities–including The James V. Brown Library–without having to pay income taxes on the funds transferred.

For more information about this exciting opportunity to support the Library in a tax-advantaged manner, contact the Development Director.


Donor Advised Funds


Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are the fastest-growing giving method to manage charitable donations. Donor Advised Funds 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, like membership benefits, as a result of a DAF gift.