Ways to Support

Your Donation is Being Matched

TCF Matching Donor Programs Update

We are thrilled to announce that the $126K Community Challenge has been fully subscribed, contributing $252K toward the new library. THANK YOU!

The Lerner-Berkemeier Challenge for gifts of $50,000 and above is underway and gaining momentum. Donors can immediately double their gift through this sponsored match.

Success! Community Challenge: $126K
Is fully subscribed!

We are grateful to our sponsors The Larkspur Library Foundation (who graciously matched $100,000), former Larkspur City Council member Larry Chu, and Katherine & Brendhan Green, and all the donors that provided their support for this match.

If you would like to offer a matching challenge of $25K or more to inspire others to support the new library, please contact:  admin@thecommonsatlarkspur.org

How to make a tax-deductible donation:

L-B Challenge
$50,000 and above

$1 for $1 Match

Cash and Pledges over two years matched

$1 Million Challenge, $750,000 remaining for match as of 1/31/22

Sponsored by Lori Lerner and Terry Berkemeier

New major donors include: an anonymous donor, Ann Batman in honor of Richard Batman, Karen and Ramsey Jishi, Tina McArthur and Richard Rubenstein, and Larkspur City Council member and former mayor Catherine Way and her husband Lawrence.

To make a L-B Challenge Match Donation please contact:

Joe Jennings, President, The Commons Foundation


Serena M. D’Arcy-Fisher, Campaign Counsel



Make a Pledge

Click the button below to make your Capital Campaign Pledge...

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 admin@thecommonsatlarkspur.org  to give us your name, address and gift information.

Step 2

We will send you our broker stock transfer information. Please watch your email for a response from admin@thecommonsatlarkspur.org


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.


For further information please contact:

Joe Jennings, President, The Commons Foundation


Serena M. D’Arcy-Fisher, Campaign Counsel


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