Creating a Lasting Impact in Our Libraries

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by admin 

Barbara Berman with her husband Cliff.

Meet Barbara Berman: Friends supporter, Library advocate, literary lover and a member of our Mary Louise Stong Society Legacy Circle.

“Like far too many people,  my husband and I put off making our wills.  When we finally decided to start the process,  our first concerns were the futures of our beloved young grand nieces.   Next came the non-profits we care about the most. Friends of the San Francisco Public Library embodies our values of leveling the playing field in innovative ways.  Librarians are a brave lot, acting against censorship and supporting the communities where they work and live.

In making Friends of the San Francisco Public Library part of our estate plan , we say yes to the conviction that -long after we are gone – the Library and it’s supporters will live up the challenges they face.”

Join Barbara today to create a lasting impact! You can choose to designate support for general purposes of the Library, or your favorite section or function of the Library, such as children’s programming, exhibitions, library staff development, etc. Either way, you will feel deeply rewarded by the knowledge that your investment will have a beneficial impact on our  community for years to come.

Legacy giving provides the resources necessary to sustain excellence and preserve the future of the San Francisco Public Library.

For more information on how you can make a lasting impact, please contact our Executive Director, Marie Ciepiela, at (415) 477-5220 or

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