About the RPLF
Our Mission and history
The Richmond Public Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization that contributes advocacy, resources, and financial support to Richmond's public library to further its goal to provide quality library services and programs to the citizens of Richmond.
The RPLF was established in 2004 in response to deep cuts in service at the Richmond Public Library. Our volunteer board of directors (see below) meets monthly and comprises Richmond residents, business leaders, as well as the Director of the Richmond Public Library.
In 2005 the Foundation kicked-off a project that would not only raise funds for the Library but also help introduce itself to the community: the Second Century Club. This 5-year fundraising project enjoyed the support of more than 60 library patrons who pledged the donation of a fixed amount of money each year. Members of the Second Century Club contributed over $50,000, which was given to the Richmond Public Library for the purchase of materials that support students' academic achievment, and small businesses development.
Our current project, launched in late 2010, is to raise funds for the purchase of a book van that will bring the Library's resources to more schools, homebound residents, and community centers. Learn more...
Board of Directors, 2011
The Foundation's board of directors is comprised of community and business leaders who bring a wealth of experience, talent, and resources to our organization. To learn more about the RPLF, please contact Sandi Genser-Maack, Board President.
|Sandi Genser-Maack, President||Honorary Board Members|
|Rauly Butler, Treasurer||Jim Brumfield|
|Jodie Lines, Recording Secretary||Rosemary Corbin|
|Katy Curl, Library Director||Carla Della Zoppa|
|Michelle Itagaki||John Gioia|
|McKinley Williams||John Troughton|