Contributing to Success
Private support is vital to the work we do. Your contribution, no matter the amount, benefits the work of the Library and all who use it. Ways to Give are:
- By Check
Please mail your check made payable to The TMC Library with instructions for the gift designation, or use the downloadable PDF form.
- 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.
Contact the Development Department by email at email@example.com, or call 713-799-7139.
- Stock Transfer
For transfer instructions, please call Accounting at 713.799.7111 during regular business hours. (Tips for Making Gifts of Stock)
There are numerous ways to show your support:
There is no finer way to honor or memorialize someone, or to commemorate s significant event than to share a gift that will make a positive impact on the Library. If requested, we will notify the family that a gift has been made. It is our policy not to disclose the amount of the gift. Suggested wording for memorial donations may be: “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the TMC Library. These gifts can be made online at http://tmclibrary.net/ or mailed to: The TMC Library, Development, 1133 John Freeman Blvd, Houston, TX 77030.”
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.
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.
Planned Gifts (Legacy Giving)
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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Descriptions of Planned Giving Vehicles)
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. Contribute & 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)
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.