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Contributing to Success

We invite you to partner with us through philanthropy.  Every gift, regardless of its size, matters to the Library and is put to good use to maximize its effect.  Ways to Give are:

  1. Online
    (VISA, Mastercard, Discover and Amex – it’s secure and easy)
  2. By Check
    Please mail your check made payable to The TMC Library and enclose the downloadable PDF form.
  3. Credit Card
    You can make a credit card gift through the secure online giving site, or by mail with the enclosed downloadable PDF form, or by phone by calling Development.
  4. Phone
    Contact the Development Department by email at, or call 713-799-7139.
  5. Stock Transfer
    For transfer instructions, please call Accounting at 713.799.7111 during regular business hours.  (Tips for Making Gifts of Stock)

From cash to securities to deferred gifts, there are numerous ways to show your support of the Library:

Honor/Memorial Gifts

There is no finer way to honor the memory of a loved one, celebrate a special event for someone close to you or show your appreciation for someone who’s brightened your life than to  share a gift that will make a positive impact to the beneficiaries of our community. Suggested wording for memorial donations may be: “In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made payable to The TMC Library and mailed to Development, The TMC Library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.”

Annual Giving

Every year, the Library has more requests for non-budgeted funds than can be met. Your gift to the annual fund can bridge these gaps in funding to enhance the Library’s  collections, technology and instructional services.

Matching Gifts

The impact of a gift through matching gift programs can be doubled through programs sponsored by employers. Many companies sponsor employee matching gift programs that can benefit the Library. Please contact your corporate Human Resources departments for the appropriate form to add the TMC Library to their list of non-profit organizations for sponsorship.

Permanent Funds

Collections funds have become an increasingly important feature of Libraries, providing a continuing source of funds for the discretionary purchases of books or journals that often researchers, faculty or health professionals need access to, but are not included under the mainstream collections.

Gift Planning

Planned Giving helps you meet your personal, financial and estate planning, as well as philanthropic goals by making a lifetime or testamentary charitable gift.  Opportunities for giving are many and varied can be structured to fit you and your family’s values and priorities. The most common options for planned gifts are bequests, appreciated securities, real or tangible property, wills and revocable living trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance and beneficiary designations through a qualified IRA, pension plan, bank account or life insurance policy. Contact the Development Dept. at 713-799-7139 or

In-Kind Gifts

The TMC Library welcomes gifts of books and other informational resources that extend and complement existing collections.  If you are thinking of making an in-kind gift to the Library, please review our In-Kind Gifts Policy before contacting Collections or the McGovern Historical Archives.  Contibute & Donate to the McGovern Historical Collections

Core Values and Donor Bill of Rights

Through our ethical standards and professional conduct, we strive daily to protect the trust of those who invest their time and resources in the institution. We are donor centered and committed to aligning donors’ philanthropic goals and interests with Library priorities. We approach our work with a passion for our mission, optimism for our future and insights that are creative, entrepreneurial, and meaningful.

The TMC Library endorses and abides by the Donor Bill of Rights created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations and is reprinted with permission from AFP.       Donor Bill of Rights (PDF)


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DonorHouston is an online resource designed to provide an unmatched level of information about Houston-area nonprofits. Donors have told us that they need more information in order to make informed charitable giving decisions. DonorHouston will provide this information in a format that is readily available and consistently presented.