The next meeting of the Foundation will be Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Board Members

Kathy Hill Bahner, Treasurer
Rosetta Ballew-Jennings
Drew Brown, Vice President
Whitney Lanning
LeeAnn Leonard
Gary Myers, Secretary
Nancy Nash
Houston Roberts
Ralph Schank, President
Alison Schieber

The St. Joseph Public Library Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization promoting private donations to ensure the library’s growth toward excellence. The Board meets quarterly.

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Help the Foundation create an endowment to:

      • Enhance library services
      • Augment library resources
      • Contribute to capital resources

Recent donations to the library include:
– New animal and pet related books at the East Hills Library funded with Laura Hutton memorial donations.
– Donating $10,000 to the library system for the purchase of popular books.
– Paying for a $45,000 upgrade to the audiovisual equipment in the theater at the East Hills Library.
– Providing funding for the Downtown branch to become certified as the first Family Place Library™ in Missouri.

The St. Joseph Public Library serves the community as a center for information, recreation, culture and education.  From babies to retirees, students to business owners, people from all segments of the community come to the St. Joseph Public Library to find practical answers, to develop talents, to stretch the imagination and simply to enjoy the beautiful facilities.

Your Contribution makes a difference.

Your donation to the Foundation helps to provide a basis of perpetual support to the St. Joseph Public Library.  Donations will be listed here and in the library’s newsletter.  Credit card donations are accepted via PayPal on the website.  Please contact Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-7729 or mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you prefer a personal visit.

Levels of Giving:
Advocate: $1,000 +
Steward: $500 – $999
Partner: $250 – $499
Builder: $100 – $249
Hero: $25 – $99
Helper: $24 & under

Current Year Donations:
Advocate in Memory of Laura Hutton:
Advocate: The Moya Family Foundation
Steward: Steve Goldring & Bob Wennersten; Commerce Bank
Partner in Memory of Laura Hutton: 
Partner: Jeff & LeeAnn Leonard
Builder In Memory of Laura Hutton: Judy & Craig Hutton, Leslie Saverino
Builder: Drew Brown; Alison Schieber, Dick &  Mignon DeShon in honor of John Foley, Elizabeth & Fred Sawin in memory of John & Gertrude Latosi; Nancy & Mort Nelson in memory of Gilbert Pickett; Steve & Brenda Zwaschka; Bobbie Cronk; Nancy & Mort Nelson in memory of Gilbert Pickett; Jerry & Sandra Mogg in honor of Barb Heath; David Jordan; Mary Maker
Hero: In Memory of Laura Hutton: Sharon Kosek,
Hero: Jack & Vetra Hilsabeck, David & Sue Lichliter, Joann & Phil Wann, Karen & Mark Lewis; Marcia Rogers; Mary O’Loughlin; Donna Jean Boyer in memory of Byron Myers
Helper: 

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