General Donations

Donors contribute with various motivations: to honor loved ones, to express gratitude for a wealth of services, or simply to strengthen the financial health of this important community resource.

Book & Author Luncheon

The Book and Author Luncheon is our signature event and the funds we raise enable the Library Foundation to fulfill its mission of providing support for our local library.  The Foundation’s specific goals are to enhance the collection, provide access to state of the art information technology, preserve our historic buildings, and support creative programs that enrich the community. Proceeds from the event help keep the Library’s budget sufficient to meet demand, ensuring that access to classes, databases, collections, and special events are available to those who need them. Click here to learn more about the event.


Sponsorships for our annual events such as the Book and Author Luncheon  are recognized in all publicity materials and on this website. More information is available on the Events page.

Tribute Gifts

You may contribute to the Burlingame Library Foundation by designating a gift in memory of (or in honor of) someone special. Living honorees (or the loved ones of honorees) receive special notification about your thoughtfulness.

Gifts of appreciated securities

The Burlingame Library Foundation accepts the transfer of appreciated securities directly from you or from your broker. With tax advantages for the donor, many individuals have provided gifts to the Library through a gift of appreciated securities.  The donor will need to direct your broker to transfer the stock to Burlingame Library Foundation’s account at Charles Schwab. The donor will need the following information:

  •  Receiving Institution Account Number: 19696867
  •  Account Title / Registration: Burlingame Library Foundation
  •  Contact Name at Charitable Organization: Michael Ma
  •  Contact Telephone Number: 650-558-7404
  •  Mailing Address: 480 Primrose Rd, Burlingame CA 94010
  •  Name of Receiving Institution/Broker: Charles Schwab & Co.
  •  DTC Number: 0164
  •  Most brokerage houses have a form available online to request the charitable transfer. 

Gifts to Endowment/Planned Gifts/Escoffier Society

Interest income from the Burlingame Library Fund’s endowment supports all programs of the Library. Deferred gifts such as trusts and bequests add to the Burlingame Library Foundation’s permanent endowment. Those who have made estate plans for the Burlingame Library Foundation, or who make a lifetime contribution over $10,000 or more, are recognized with membership in The Escoffier Society.