Ways To Give

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  • Online, Mail, or Phone

    • You can make an online donation with your credit card, or mail a check made payable to Rare Book School to:

      • Rare Book School
        University of Virginia
        Attn: Gift Processing
        114 Alderman Library
        Charlottesville, VA 22904


      • 434-243-1010     Megan Gildea, Development Director
        434-924-7183     Rachael Dealy Salisbury, Assistant Director of Development
        434-982-2625     Anna Patchias, Corporate & Foundation Giving Officer
        434-924-8851     RBS Main Line
  • Memorials and Tributes

    • Give a gift in honor or memory of a loved one or a colleague. Celebrate a special day by making a contribution in someone’s honor. Rare Book School will notify the individual or family. Please provide contact information for the person to be informed in the special instructions box or call 434-243-1010.

      Make a tribute or memorial gift now.

  • Employee Matching Gifts

  • Gift Planning

    • Planned giving arrangements could offer you and your family significant tax benefits, while also providing much-needed resources for important causes, including Rare Book School. Confirmed planned gifts enable our School to run its programs and projects with assurance, and will help ensure that future students have the opportunity to study at Rare Book School.

      A common way of making a planned gift is through a bequest. You can make a gift through your will or living trust by including specific language outlining your support for Rare Book School. Our standard unrestricted bequest language is as follows:

      “I give to the Book Arts Press (doing business as Rare Book School), an educational non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located at 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103, [a dollar amount, property described herein, or a percentage of the rest of my estate] to be used by Rare Book School for its general purposes.”

      Other easy ways to include RBS in your legacy plans that do not require changing your will include naming Rare Book School as a beneficiary of your retirement savings plan or life insurance policy, or setting up a charitable gift annuity. Regardless of its form or size, your planned gift helps to provide a secure foundation for our School’s future.

      See our planned giving brochure [PDF] for more information.

      To learn more about making a gift to Rare Book School, please contact Megan Gildea, Development Director, at 434-243-1010.