Recurring Gift FAQs

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Become a loyal partner to the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation by committing to automatically donate monthly, quarterly or semi-annually! Recurring giving is a convenient way to make a greater impact through an automated recurring donation by credit card or direct debit. Learn more below about the benefits for donors and our organization and details about the program.


How do recurring donations benefit donors?

  • There are fewer administrative costs to cover which means more of your money goes to support the Library Foundation’s mission.
  • Avoid the hassle of re-entering your details every time you make a donation.
  • Contribute to the longevity of our organization by providing consistent support and see the long-term impact.
  • It is easy to edit or cancel a donation commitment anytime. 



How does recurring giving benefit the organization?

  • Provides consistent and reliable donation income, making it easier to plan and budget.
  • Less admin work helping donors make one-time gifts – the donation will be made automatically.
  • No need to send reminder emails to donors – they can set it and forget it.
  • Reduce use of paper donations forms, stamps, envelopes and checks. 


How does recurring giving work?

Complete the online donation form here (insert link). Select amount and frequency you want to give and enter your payment information (Payments are processed through Blackbaud Merchant Services which is a Blackbaud’s end-to-end payment processing solution that meets the industry’s toughest data security standards.)


When will my credit card be charged?

Your card will be charged automatically on the 15th of each month, every three months, or every six months depending on the frequency you choose. If the 15th falls on a weekend, your gift will be processed on the following Monday.


Can I use my bank account instead?

Yes! On the donation form, under payment details, select direct debit and enter your bank account information.


What if I need to make changes or stop my contribution?

Not a problem. Call 636.441.2300 x1583 or email and we will make the changes needed or stop your contribution.


Will I receive a tax-deductible receipt?

Yes, in January we will send you a tax-deductible receipt for the previous year.



Contact us at 636.441.2300 x 1583 or