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, Secretary
Mike Cadden
Susan Campbell, President
Kristina Hannon
Sharon Kosek
Brian Myers
Gary Myers
Ralph Schank, Vice President

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: David Riggs
Advocate:
Steward in Memory of Laura Hutton:
Steward: Mary Ann Bibens
Partner in Memory of Laura Hutton:  Jody & Doug Hutton
Partner:  LeeAnn and Jeff Leonard
Builder In Memory of Laura Hutton: Nancy & Charlie Clisbee; Maurine & Michael Clay; Deborah & Paul Cervantes
Builder: Leila Hicks; Dr. Elizabeth Latosi-Sawin in memory of John & Gertrude Latosi; Bob Douglass in Memory of Anne Parkinson Douglass; Drew Brown; Dave & Linda Berger; Anonymous
Hero: In Memory of Laura Hutton: Sharon Kosek, Suzie Dunaway, Nancy & Charlie Clisbee, Leslie and Nicholas Saverino
Hero: Kristin & Carl Meyer; Jack & Vetra Hilsabeck; Sarah & Walter Steele; Joyce Edwards; Diane Delaney; David & Sue Lichliter; Sharon Kosek; Judy Howard; Hilary & Scott Newey; Karen & John Foley; Clyde Weeks
Helper: Jackie Moore

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