The Driftwood Library Foundation is an independent organization dedicated to developing financial resources in support of the Driftwood Public Library. It is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation separate from, and independent of, city government. Financial support from the Foundation provides special gifts and programs to enhance Library services.
Driftwood Library Foundation
2150 SE Highway 101, PMB #331
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Blanche Fischer was born in Long Creek, Oregon, in the northeast central part of the state (30 miles NW of John Day). A gutsy, bright woman, she personified independence by making a name for herself in Portland real estate investment in the 1930s and 1940s.
After retiring to the Lincoln City area on the Oregon coast, she donated the land and building to house the Driftwood Public Library, which until then had occupied a cramped, dusty storefront. The new library site, in fact, was next door to her home. When the library outgrew its quarters and finally moved in 1993, the former site was sold. Its proceeds continue to benefit the library through the Driftwood Library Foundation.
The Driftwood Library Foundation invests its endowment assets through the Oregon Community Foundation to receive professional investment guidance shared with many other Oregon non-profit organizations. The income received from those investments is used to support Driftwood Library gifts and programs. The Oregon Community Foundation can manage charitable and life income trusts and other planned giving on behalf of the foundation and the contributor.
The Driftwood Library Foundation is an independent organization dedicated to developing financial resources in support of the Driftwood Public Library. Financial support from the Foundation provides special gifts and programs to enhance Library services.
Formed in 1994, the Driftwood Library Foundation is a not-for-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(3), independent of Lincoln City government. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding your gift to the Foundation.
The Foundation is directed by a volunteer community board. Foundation board members work closely with Library staff to identify funding needs that fall outside tax-supported activities of the Library.
Activities of the Driftwood Library Foundation are made possible by the generous donations from our community of library supporters. According to the wishes expressed by donors, gifts are used to support current programs and projects, or are directed to a carefully managed Endowment Fund that generates interest annually to guarantee ongoing support. Generally single gifts of less than $500 are used in current year support while larger gifts are invested in the Library endowment to produce income for programs in future years.
There are many ways contributors may choose to give, including:, gifts of cash, gifts of stocks or bonds (Gifts of this form are subject to acceptance by the Library Foundation board), gifts of property (Gifts of this form are subject to acceptance by the Library Foundation board), gifts of capital gains, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, bequests in wills, charitable trusts and estate arrangements, memorials to an individual.
If you match your contribution to the Driftwood Library Foundation with a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, that gift might qualify for an Oregon tax credit. For details, see the Oregon Cultural Trust website.
Many corporations provide matching funds for charitable contributions by their employees and retirees. Please submit the appropriate form to increase the amount of your assistance to the Driftwood Library.
Donations to the Foundation may be tax deductible. The Foundation is registered as a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation with the IRS. Donors should consult their financial advisors regarding specific tax benefits of their gifts.
The Foundation's endowment with the Oregon Community Foundation provides the opportunity for life income and charitable remainder trusts to be established to benefit the Driftwood Library Foundation and its programs.
You can also Shop for Us at Amazon or Fred Meyer and make us your favorite charity at those sites, thereby giving us a small donation via your purchases at no cost to you.
If you shop on amazon, go to smile.amazon.com and you will be able to select "The Driftwood Library Foundation" as the charity to whom 0.5% of your purchases will be given. On subsequent shopping trips to Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com to continue giving to the Foundation. The money we receive will be used to support Driftwood Public Library's programs and purchases.
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits. You can support Driftwood Library Foundation by going to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and search for "Driftwood Library Foundation" or enter our organization number 82786. Then every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Driftwood Library Foundation earn a donation!
You can ensure a bright future for the Driftwood Public Library by naming the Driftwood Library Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance policies, or other estate plans. Bequests and gifts may be in the form of money, property, investments, or a portion of an estate. Your gifts can be made directly to the Driftwood Library Foundation or through the Oregon Community Foundation.
We encourage you to consult your attorney, accountant, or financial advisor for help in determining the type of gift that is right for you.
The Foundation's endowment with the Oregon Community Foundation provides the opportunity to establish life income and charitable remainder trusts benefiting the donor and the Driftwood Library Foundation.
To ensure that your gift reverts to the Driftwood Library Foundation, we suggest the following wording in your will or trust documents: "I devise to (or upon the Dissolution of this Trust) (or make as Beneficiary) The Driftwood Library Foundation, an Oregon non-profit corporation, the sum of $_______ (or the ________% of the Estate) (or all the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate or Trust) to be used for carrying out its missions."
|Your Goals||Your Strategy||Your Benefits|
|Make a gift for Driftwood Library Foundation's future that doesn't affect your cash flow or portfolio now.||Put a bequest in your will (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate residue).||Today – a gift that costs you and your family nothing. Tomorrow – an estate tax deduction.|
|Retain income benefits from the assets you give to Driftwood Library Foundation – thus afford a larger gift.||Create a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder annuity trust or unitrust.||Receive income for your lifetime; receive a charitable deduction; diversify your holdings.|
|Reduce high tax liability now; gain additional income later.||Establish a deferred gift annuity.||A larger deduction and a higher income rate than other life-income gifts offer.|
|Tap one of the most valuable assets in your portfolio to make a gift to Driftwood Library Foundation.||Use real estate to make your gift to Driftwood Library Foundation.||Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction – and have the option of a gift that doesn't affect your lifestyle.|
|Reduce gift and estate taxes and control the timing of passing assets to your children and grandchildren.||Create a charitable lead trust which supports programs at Driftwood Library Foundation for a fixed, finite period with the principal going to your heirs.||Reduce gift and estate taxes, and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.|
|Avoid capital gains liability on the transfer of a business or partnership interest.||Contribute the partnership interest or closely-held stock to Driftwood Library Foundation.||Avoid capital gain liability, receive an income tax deduction, and utilize a gift asset you may have overlooked.|
|Locate an overlooked asset that you can easily give to Driftwood Library Foundation.||Name Driftwood Library Foundation as beneficiary of your retirement plan; leave other assets to family.||Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets; free up other property to pass to your heirs.|
If you wish to name Driftwood Library Foundation in your will or estate plan, we should be named as: Driftwood Library Foundation of Lincoln City, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the Oregon, with principal business address of 960 SE Highway 101, PMB #331, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Tax identification number: 53-0242652
Date of Incorporation: September 27, 1994
Driftwood Library Foundation is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a 50%-type organization under section 170(b)(1)(A).
Driftwood Library Foundation
2150 SE Highway 101, PMB #331
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Robert Portwood, President
Rare and used book dealer
Mark Irmscher, Secretary
John Collier, Treasurer
Retired, computer industry
Mr. Collier joined the board in 2009. In addition he serves as Board President of the Lincoln City Cultural Center and is an elected board member of the Salishan Sanitary District. He volunteers for the AARP Tax Aide program doing income tax returns for the elderly and low income during the tax season.
Previously, he was a public member of the Judicial Administration Committee for the Oregon State Bar association.
Retired, dental professional
Audrey graduated from Taft High School and Dental School of the University of Oregon Dental School (now OHSU) in dental hygiene. She is retired from a career spanning 50 years which included work in general and orthodontic practices as well as teaching.
She held many offices in local, state and national dental hygiene organizations. She is currently a director and officer of the Oregon Dental Hygiene Scholarship & Loan Fund, Inc.
Carolyn "Carrie" J Ganschow
Retired Economist/Social Scientist
Driftwood Library Board, Chairperson; Volunteer at Driftwood Library; Program Chair, AAUW Lincoln City Branch.
Founding member and current president of Driftwood Library Foundation. Charter member and current treasurer of local chapter of AAUW. Board member and chairman of Neskowin Valley School. Four times host family for AFS foreign high school students.
Retired Accounting, Nursing, Driftwood Library volunteer.
The Driftwood Award recognizes an individual or couple for outstanding support and promotion of the Driftwood Public Library in the community. Each year's winner is named on the Driftwood Award plaque in the Fischer Room of the Driftwood Public Library and each winner is given an individual plaque.
The award is given at the community awards banquet following a 10-day series of events called Community Days, sponsored by the City of Lincoln City. Community Days occurs during April each year.
The annual Driftwood Award is given to the person contributing the most to Driftwood Public Library in the past year. Contributions include: volunteer hours working in the library, Friends of the Library whose used book sales provide income, the Foundation of course, some serve on the actual Library board as well.
Lifetime: John Blaine
2018: Kathleen Holt
Photo courtesy of Bob Gibson, Blue Water Photography
2017: Jim Johnson
2016: Kristin Nichols
2015: Darlene Steffens
2014: Carolyn Ganschow
2013: Vickie Jones
2012: Rosella Watts
2011: Patty Heringer
2010: Cheryl Katen
2009: Millie & Carl Ehrman
2008: Nancy & Nesim Abuaf
2007: Don Swanson
2006: Polly Haehl
2005: Marcy Taylor
2004: Robert Portwood
2003: Sue Jenkins