Planned Giving

Planned gifts and contributions to the Savannah Book Festival are an investment in the Festival’s continued cultural and educational impact in the Savannah community. Over the last 15 years, SBF has brought more than 500 nationally-recognized and bestselling authors to town to present the stories of their writing lives. Many of those authors participated in SBF@Schools and have shared their career and passion with thousands of area students. Please consider a gift to help insure the Festival’s mission of promoting reading, writing and civil conversations through a legacy gift, stock gift donation or corporate gift match.


Many donors find that the best way to make a lasting difference is to remember the Savannah Book Festival in their wills. When you are creating—or revising—your estate plans, it is simple to include favorite charitable organizations. You can make a bequest to support a favorite project, or you can make a gift for the Festival’s general purposes. You can make a gift in memory of a loved one or a bequest to endow your annual gift. The choice is yours. Whatever you decide to do, when you name the Savannah Book Festival in your will you will be making a significant difference—and can leave a literacy legacy that will benefit generations to come.

Important Information for Your Attorney/Advisor

  • Legal Name: Savannah Book Festival, Inc.
  • Tax ID# 20-5445956 a 501(c)3 organization
  • Physical and Mailing Address: 37 W. Fairmont Ave., #216, Savannah, GA 31406


SBF accepts gifts of stock as an alternative charitable gift type. Please contact SBF Executive Director Tara Setter at 912.598.4040 with questions regarding stock gifts.

Instructions for donating stock are listed below:

  • Savannah Book Festival, Inc.
  • Tax ID: 20-5445956
  • Brokerage: Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Account Name: Savannah Book Festival, Inc.
  • Account Representative: Bari Bridges, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, [email protected]


Many companies offer corporate matching for their active and/or retired employees’ charitable donations enabling your gift to go further to support the cause you care about. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if they have a gift matching program. SBF will secure the gift upon receipt of the gift matching form.

For additional information on planned giving, please call SBF Executive Director Tara Setter at 912.598.4040.

As the Savannah Book Festival, Inc. is a federally designated tax-exempt charitable organization under IRC Section 501 (c)(3), your contribution is deductible as allowed by law. Federal tax ID #20-5945594.  Tax receipts will indicate the amount of goods or services that have been provided to you in exchange for your contribution. 

Thank You to Our SBF Sponsors