What The Legacy Society Is

The Legacy Society is an association of Library patrons and friends who have made donations and/or future provisions for the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in their estate plans, regardless of value. Such provisions may be in the form of bequests, trusts, annuities, life insurance, retirement plans or other means.

Joining the Legacy Society

When you join the Legacy Society, you make a gift for all time.

Your planned gift is much more than a sum of money or other assets. It represents human values, caring and hope; it can honor the memory of a loved one, or serve as a tribute to an influential mentor; it can promote values that you hold dear or extend the Library’s good work into future generations and the Newington community.

Underlying Conviction

The Legacy Society was organized with the underlying conviction that the ability of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library to fulfill its mission of serving the community is greatly enhanced by the philanthropic participation of patrons and friends.


In the Legacy Society, the focus is not on the size of the gift, but on the act of giving. When you join the Legacy Society, you come together with others to share in our common goals to promote future support for our Library.

Library Ideals

Membership in the Legacy Society is an ongoing association that symbolizes a continuing commitment to the Library’s ideals. Most important, you will enjoy the good feeling that comes with knowing that you have helped to preserve and extend the values of the Library.


You may become a member of our Legacy Society by making a donation or letting us know you have made a provision in your estate plan for a gift to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. You can be an anonymous member for recognition purposes if you so choose and the specifics of your gift will be kept confidential, unless you give permission to share your plans for the Library with others.

Through their giving, Legacy Society members help the Lucy Robbins Welles Library attract other investments, enhance the Library’s visibility, and, ultimately, increase the value of a community resource.