The next meeting of the Foundation will be Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library

Board Members

Drew Brown, President
LeeAnn Leonard, Vice President
Nancy Nash, Treasurer
Alison Schieber, Secretary
Whitney Lanning
Bill McMurray
Houston Roberts
Ralph Schank
Rosetta Ballew-Jennings
David Jordan

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: Moya Family Foundation
Steward: Commerce Bank; Steve Goldring & Bob Wennersten
Partner: Bill & Judy McMurray; Jeff & LeeAnn Leonard; Steve & Brenda Zwaschka
Builder In Memory of Laura Hutton: Judy & Craig Hutton, Leslie Saverino
Builder: Dick DeShon; Bobbie Cronk; Nancy Nelson in memory of Gilbert Pickett; Jerry & Sandra Mogg in memory of Dick DeShon; Nancy Nash
Hero: In Memory of Laura Hutton:  Dr. Sharon G. Kosek
Hero: Bob Douglass in memory of Anne Parkinson Douglass; Rhoda McAllister in memory of Stephen McAllister; Diane Delaney; Donna Jean Boyer; Deloris Foster
Helper: Kelly & Mark Tighe

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