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Leave 10 For Kitsap

In the Kitsap Area, it’s estimated that $12 billion will be transferred between generations in the next 10 years. Leaving 10% to charity could help meet critical needs in our community for generations to come. That would mean a $1.2 billion investment in Kitsap! 

Funding of this magnitude could address Kitsap’s needs for affordable housing, mental health services, education and many other charitable causes. Imagine the possibilities.

A 10% gift of charity in your will can make your dreams a reality while still taking care of family members or others with 90% of your assets. By Leaving 10 for Kitsap, you can make a difference in the lives of those in need for tomorrow and beyond.

We’ve partnered with FreeWill, a free online tool that guides you through creating your will. This tool streamlines the estate planning process, covering assets, beneficiaries, pet care, funeral wishes, planned giving, and more.    


By preparing your wishes today, you ensure peace of mind for tomorrow, and it could take as little as 20 minutes to get started. 

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Giving By Beneficiary Designation

Making a gift to the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation by beneficiary designation from a Transfer on Death (TOD) account, is a simple and tax-efficient way to fund your legacy and avoid the probate process. To include the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, simply contact a representative of the institution that manages your account or policy and request a “change of beneficiary form.” 

Retirement Plans (IRA, 401K, etc)

Life Insurance Plans 

Banking and Brokerage Accounts

Wills & Trusts

By including Kitsap Regional Library Foundation in your will or trust, you ensure Kitsap Regional Library has the necessary funding to provide our community with access to critical resources and programs that improve lives. Your legacy gift is an opportunity to enrich lives and make a positive contribution to the future of our community.


If you have already included Kitsap Regional Library Foundation in your estate plan, we hope you will let us know by completing this form. We want to thank you and learn how you would like to be recognized for this gift.


If you already have a will, you can make a gift to Kitsap Regional Library Foundation by means of a simple document called a codicil. In some cases, donors who have revocable living trusts choose to make a future gift to the Foundation through a charitable distribution provision in the trust agreement. Usually, an existing trust agreement can easily be amended to include such a provision.


Below is a sample bequest language that might be used to designate a fixed sum or percentage of your assets to Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. Additional examples can be found here.


“I give to Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, 1301 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310 (Federal Tax ID: #91-1605136) the amount of $___ or ___% of the residue of my estate.”

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society celebrates and acknowledges the generosity of individuals who, in their lifetimes, include the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation in their estate plans or make another type of planned gift. Legacy Society members are invited to private author events, receive quarterly updates from Kitsap Regional Library Foundation and receive the annual One Book, One Community book selection. 

To notify us of your planned gift and to become a member of the Legacy Society, contact Kitsap Regional Library Foundation or complete and mail in the Legacy Gift Commitment form.

Gifts That Guarantee Lifetime Payments

  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT):  You transfer assets (usually cash, securities, or real estate) to a trustee of your choice through a formal trust agreement. Your trustee invests the trust assets and makes annual payments to you and/or a loved one, based on the payout rate chosen by you. At your death or at the termination of the trust, the principal is distributed to the Library.  

  • Charitable Lead Trust (CLT): You transfer assets (usually cash or securities) to a trustee of your choice through a formal trust agreement. Your trustee invests the trust assets and makes annual income payments to the Library. At termination, the trust distributes all assets, including any appreciation, to your heirs.

For more information about any of the planned giving options, contact Kari Driskell.

Please note that Kitsap Regional Library and Kitsap Regional Library Foundation do not dispense legal, investment or tax advice. The information provided here is generalized and listed to illustrate the many ways of making a gift to support Kitsap Regional Library while accomplishing your personal objectives. Consult with your attorney or other advisors to make sure that the gift you choose makes sense as part of your overall estate plan.

Legacy Giving

By leaving a legacy gift to the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, you will provide the Library with a critical source of long-term funding, securing the future of library services in Kitsap. The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation is a founding member of Leave 10 for Kitsap, a movement created to educate, encourage and inspire people in Kitsap to leave 10% of their estates to charity in their wills.


There are a number of ways to make a planned gift, including: Wills and Trusts, Gifts that Guarantee Lifetime Payments and Gifts by Beneficiary Designation.

Tax Information

The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation is the official charitable-gift receiving agent for Kitsap Regional Library. It is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All gifts to the Foundation, whether outright or deferred, are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Legal Name: Kitsap Regional Library Foundation

Tax ID Number: 91-1605136

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