Legacy Giving and Epilogue Society

“I’ve loved books and libraries ever since I was a little girl. The San José Public Library has played such an important part in my life that I can’t think of anything better than helping to keep the library going for future generations.”

– Rose Crimi Muench

Born and raised in San José, Rose remembers spending a lot of time at her local library checking out her beloved books. After graduating summa cum laude from San José State University she embarked on a long career with the city library and parks department.

Rose has the distinction of being one of the founding members of the San José Public Library Foundation. Inspired by Ruth Kampa, the Foundation’s first president, Rose has decided to leave a legacy gift to SJPLF.

Rose credits Ruth’s generous legacy gift in 1991, as the infusion that SJPLF needed to become a stable provider of support to the SJPL system and lifelong learning.

By joining the Epilogue Society, Rose demonstrates her commitment to the community. Her gift is a testament to her love of books, public service, and the City of San José. Her generosity enables SJPLF to sustain its mission to educate, engage, and empower San José.

Our Epilogue Society

The San José Public Library Foundation is so grateful for the generosity and forethought of these supporters who have informed us that they have included the San José Public Library Foundation in their estate plans.

Rosie and Carlos Cofre

Rose Crimi Muench

Susan J. Devencenzi

Tom & Carol Langston

Dawn Coppin

Trang Doan Nguyen

Andrew Boyle

Patty & Stephen Z L Tsai

Patricia & Richard Wolfe

Long Hoang Nguyen

Catherine Wiehe

John K. Paulson

Mitchell Stuart

Viola Yuen-Yung Quach

Terry Schmidt

Margaret Si Xuan Wang

A Gift For You and Your Future

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Looking to make a tribute gift in someone else’s honor or memorial? Learn more on our Tribute Giving page.