While many may think wealthy people leave money to charity, the reality is that most bequests (gifts made through a will) are made by ordinary hard-working people who want to make a difference in their community.
The Muriel Jacoby Circle of the Worthen Society recognizes people who have included the Library Foundation in their estate plan.
Muriel Jacoby embodied a life well lived. A lifelong learner and teacher, Muriel believed in the empowerment of education. As a member of the Library Board of Trustees, Muriel, a retired educator and nurse, was a valued contributor to the Library’s evolution.
Muriel was a true citizen of the community. In retirement, in addition to her service to the Library, Muriel served on the Boards of CHAMP and Camp Hochelaga, taught reading and ESL, wrote a newspaper column about gardening and sang in the Church choir. And of course she loved to read.
The Worthen Library is proud to recognize Muriel’s family’s generous gift to the new Library by dedicating the Director’s Office in her memory.