Membership Guidelines

Every library numbers among its constituents a unique group of patrons and supporters whose interest in the institution is extraordinary and whose generosity is remarkable. To formally recognize some of our most generous patrons and friends, the Board of Trustees has established the Legacy Society of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, and it has become the flagship of the Library’s Fund Development Program.


The following basic guidelines apply:

  • Membership is for the Library’s fiscal year, July 1 through June 30.
  • Gifts may be made in cash or in negotiable securities.
  • All contributions qualify the donor for recognition.
  • Although corporate matching gifts do not count toward membership, special recognition will be given to those donors whose contributions earn matching gifts from their organizations.