Ways to Give

The Burlingame Library Foundation provides vital support to the Burlingame Public Library via private contributions. Your donation supplements city funding, and allows our library to continue to do what it does best: build outstanding collections and offer exceptional community programming for all ages. Thank you for helping our library thrive!

Donors contribute with various motivations: as tribute in honor of loved ones, to leave a legacy, to express gratitude, or simply to strengthen the financial health of this essential community resource and secure its future. The Burlingame Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit corporation registered in the State of California, Tax ID#94-3220365.

See the Burlingame Public Library Website for more information about the library.  

Book & Author Luncheon sponsorship

The Book & Author Luncheon on Saturday, September 8 at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club is our signature event. This year, 2018, will mark the 12th annual occasion. Featured authors will be announced this spring. The funds raised enable the Foundation to fulfill its mission of providing vital support for our local library ensuring that access to classes, databases, collections, and special events are available to our community. 

An event sponsorship can include cash donations and in-kind contributions such as gift certificates and other donations. Sponsors are recognized in all publicity materials and on this website. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available.  Click here to learn more about the event.

Tribute Gifts

You may contribute by designating a tribute gift In Memory Of or In Honor Of someone special. Living honorees (or the loved ones of honorees) receive special notification of 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 assets 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. 

Endowment GIFTS

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.

Escoffier Society / Planned Gifts

Those who have made estate plans for the Burlingame Library Foundation, or who make a lifetime contribution of $10,000 or more, are recognized with membership in the Escoffier Society.

Individuals with the foresight and generosity seeking to make an annual contribution or planned gift to the Burlingame Library Foundation. Read More


Books and media may be donated for the Library Foundation’s book sales. Read More


Volunteer! The Foundation needs volunteers for a variety of duties, from helping set up book sales, to working on Foundation events. Read More