The next meeting of the Foundation will be Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:oo 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.

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 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: Moya Family Foundation
Steward in Memory of Laura Hutton: Jody and Doug Hutton
Steward: Commerce Bank
Partner in Memory of Laura Hutton: Tim Knapp Construction; Andrew & Julie Madget
Partner: Nancy & Mort Nelson in memory of Gilbert R. Pickett; Steven E. Goldring & Bob Wennersten; LeeAnn and Jeff Leonard; Brenda & Steven Zwaschka; Mary Ann Bibens
Builder In Memory of Laura Hutton: Terry & Janiece Clark; Clark & Thomas Construction, Inc.; Judy  & Craig Hutton; Maurine & Michael Clay; Deborah & Paul Cervantes
Builder: Dick & Mignon DeShon, Bobbie Cronk; Alison & Keith Schieber; Lorene Walker in memory of Pearl & Harry Dankers; Linda & David Berger; Robert Douglass in memory of Anne Parkinson Douglass; Richard Nolf; Jerry & Sandra Mogg
Hero: In Memory of Laura Hutton: Robert Rosenthal, Rick & Jacque Beaver, Mike & Cathie Wayman, Brian & Mary Pat Hewitt, Kathy Yanuck Wenger, Jeanne Meyer, Leila Hicks, Sharon Kosek, Suzie Dunaway, Nancy & Charlie Clisbee, Leslie and Nicholas Saverino
Hero: Mary Maker, Susanne & Bernd Eichenmueller; Marla Boyd; Donna Jean Boyer in memory of Norma Bea Slibowski; Dr. Sharon & Mr. Larry Kosek in honor of Nathan Files; Steve & Rhoda McAllister; Diane Delaney; Kristin & Carl Meyer; Dr. Elizabeth & Mr. Fred Sawin in memory of John & Gertrude Latosi; Loah Stallard; JoAnn & Phil Wann; Beatrice & Steven Stuck; Rhea Williams; Michael & LuAnn Cadden; Clyde Weeks; Karen & John Foley
Helper: Jeannine Glise; Irene Karkoski

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