Planned Giving

"We are proud and pleased to be able to help the Folger keep going and growing forever."
—Roger and Robin Millay, First Folio Society members

Join the more than sixty First Folio Society members who have made pledges to give beyond their lifetimes. Your legacy gift will ensure the future of the Folger’s scholarly, cultural, and educational programming, building the bridge from this generation of Shakespeare lovers to the next.

For more information, or to notify us that you have already included the Folger in your estate plans, please contact Winnie Harrington Robinson, senior development officer for major gifts, at (202) 675-0377 or wrobinson@folger.edu. Inquiries are confidential and carry no obligation.

How to join the First Folio Society

You can simply inform us that you have remembered the Folger in your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy. (If you have not, but want to, we've provided some sample bequest language.) You can also work with us to make an investment that both benefits the Library and earns you income during your lifetime. To enroll in the First Folio Society, we ask that the potential of your gift be a minimum of $5,000.

Find out more about the benefits of joining the First Folio Society.

Tax information

The Folger's Federal Employer Tax ID is #04-2103542. The Folger Shakespeare Library is administered by a Board of Governors under the auspices of Amherst College, founder Henry Clay Folger’s alma mater. Therefore, the Trustees of Amherst College are the official body under which the Folger is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the tax code.

"We are proud and pleased to be able to help the Folger keep going and growing forever."
—Roger and Robin Millay, First Folio Society members