The Malkin Society


Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin

The Malkin Society was created to honor Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin (1913–2005), a longtime supporter and generous benefactor of Rare Book School. Her donations to Rare Book School during her lifetime were substantial, and her bequest to the School of half her residual estate distinguishes her as an extraordinarily committed patron.

The Malkin Society is a group of exceptional friends who have made arrangements for Rare Book School to receive future gifts, through wills, living trusts, or retirement plan assets; gifts of life insurance; charitable gift annuities; and charitable remainder trusts or lead trusts. Members of the Malkin Society allow Rare Book School to pursue and expand its mission well into the future.

Let us thank you

Please let us know if you have already included Rare Book School in your estate plans. We would like to say “thank you” and invite you to become a member of the Malkin Society. Your planned gift helps us with our future income needs, and, as a member of the Malkin Society, you set an example for others who are considering including Rare Book School in their estate plans.

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

To speak to someone about making a planned gift to Rare Book School, or for questions about the Malkin Society, please contact Adam Miller, Director of Development, at 434-243-1010 or