Achieving a Dream Capital Campaign

Your financial support will help build a new modern Larkspur library.

Imagine a sustainably built new library, with fabulous views of Mt Tam and welcoming indoor and outdoor spaces, that is within easy walking distance of five schools and thousands of school kids, and only a few minutes’ walk from downtown Larkspur. 

Imagine a treasured resource that will be a cultural hub, enjoyed by Larkspur residents and our neighbors, that is fully ADA accessible, with modern seismic and fire safety features, as well as easy access and adjacent parking.

Imagine the array of exciting services and programs this new modern library will offer all members of our growing community from toddlers, kids, teens, adults and older adults.

With your support the dream is possible!

Ways to Support

How You Can Help

It takes community participation — and financial support — to build and sustain our new library.

The City owns the land and has committed to building and operating the library. It is now up to members of the community to raise the funds to bring this transformative project to fruition. We welcome your participation.

Interested in learning more?  

Would you like to schedule a convenient presentation via Zoom about the proposed new library and the vision for future phases?

Please contact:

This is an exciting opportunity for community engagement in a vital community asset. Together we can create something unique that will have a profound impact on our community life and benefit generations to come. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

How To Make a Gift of Securities

Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds is quick, surprisingly simple and may provide you with significant tax benefits.

There are three easy steps to giving:

Step 1
Send us an e-mail at to give us your name, address and gift information.

Step 2
Send your broker this stock transfer information. Please ask them to provide your name with the stock transfer.

The Commons Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions to TCF are eligible for charitable deductions within the limits prescribed by US law.

TCF Tax ID (EIN) 47-4561272

Account number Z40-008435

DTC number 0226

Step 3
The Commons Foundation will sell the stock and send a you tax receipt using the contact information you provide. Your gift of securities to TCF is valued at an average of the low and high trading prices on the date of the gift.

You receive the potential deduction for the amount of the charitable donation, and you don’t pay capital gains tax on the sale.

Thank You!

TCF Legacy Society

TCF Legacy Society was founded in 2020, and supports planned giving for The Commons Foundation. The purpose is to enable individuals and couples to make planned gifts to the Larkspur Library across a wide range of financial options.

Supported by the Marin Community Foundation, TCF Legacy Society offers a wide range of planned giving options to donors.

Planned giving gifts can be TCF Board-directed or donor-directed to our Capital Campaign, Endowment Fund or Annual Fund.

TCF Legacy Society Membership

  • Joanne Bethlahmy, Honorary Co
  • Chairperson
    Joe Jennings, Co-Chairperson
  • Marisa Jennings
  • Christina (Tina) McArthur
  • Elda Marie Phillips
  • Anonymous

For Further Information Contact:

Please contact Joe Jennings or Serena D’Arcy Fisher

We welcome your participation