Library Foundation

16-for-16 Animated

Thanks to all the $16 for '16 Donors!

Woohoo!!! The Library Foundation exceeded its goal by 27 percent! This campaign worked because it was truly a community effort...YOU made it happen! This year we saw a record number of donors (531), more than 125 people posting selfies to help promote this campaign, businesses helping to get the word out, and lots of excitement all around. Thank you to everyone who gave of their time and money to make this campaign a success. The result? New library programs and services for you and your family to enjoy. Have fun!!! - The Boise Public Library Foundation

$16 for '16 Donors:

Mary Abercrombie, Accurate Surveying & Mapping, Martin Ackerman, Marti Agler, Elizabeth Allen, Kay Alspaugh, Elaine Ambrose, Kelly E Anderson, Cassie Angelos, Judy Arnt, Megan Arrington, Amanda & Seth Ashley, Frank H Atkinson, Denise Baird & Bill Hallyburton, Bruce Ballenger, Daniel A Balluff, A.J. & Susie Balukoff,  Lori & Tom Banducci, Kristine Barney, Beryl Barr, Nancy Baskin, Michele Bass, Ken Bass, Barbara Bauer, Pam Beaumont, Sandra Beebe, Annie Benoit, Greg Bernhardt, John & Amy Berryhill, Mary A. Betourney, Hillary D Betz, Sarah Beukelman, Beatrice Black, Brantley & Jennifer Blair, Jesus Blanco, Julie Blaugher, Tom Boatner, Peggy Bohl, Marcia Bondy, Kevin Booe, John & Sharon Boyd, Gary Bradshaw, Martie Brennan, Colton Brennan, Gabe Brennan, Avery Brennan, Jeff Brennan, Tanner Brennan, Hollis Brookover, Chris & Chrisanne Brown, Amanda Brown, Philip Buffington, Grant & Christina Burgoyne, John T Burke, Adam Bussan, Susan Cagen, Christine Caillat, Emma Cappello, Kathy Carlson, Jan Carpenter, Nora Carpenter, Helen Carter, Thomas & Eve Chandler, Sarah Chase, Marcia Chatalas, Cecilia M Cheng, David & Janet Christensen, Steve & Darla Christiansen, City Studio PLLC, Charles & Deborah Clark, Stephanie Clarkson, Elaine Clegg, Troy & Beth Clovis, Don Coberly, Teresa Cole, Steven Cole, Annette & Roger Compton, Ronda Conger, Claude & Susan Connelly, David Cook, Kerry Cooke, Elizabeth Cooper, Kelsey Copeland, Cornell Family, Karen Corral, Laurie Corrick, Kevin Cowgill, David & Sandra Crosby, Thomas A. Croston, Matt Cryer, Stacie Curry, Katy Dang, Susanna Danner, Lynne M Davies, Carina Davio, Sandra Davis, Janice Davis, Garad Davis, Janet Davis, Shannon Davis-Jones, Jane DeChambeau, Michelle Dega, Sonja Deines, Bruce & Laura DeLaney, Janet Dickey, Tammy Dickinson, Annette Dillard, Terri A Dillion, Dennis Doan,Anthony & Shauna Doerr, Moya Dolsby, Debbie Donovan, Ronald & Theresa Dorn, Leslie Drake, Jim & Erin & Darcy Duran, MJ Durant, Paula Edmonds, Jeff & Lisa Egan, Megan Egbert, Joseph Eggler, Bill & Sharon Ehasz, Charles Eiriksson, JR., Derik Ellis, Jake Ellis, Roy J Ellsworth, Emily's Pilates, Christine England, Hilarie Engle, Jan English, Anton Eppich, Heidi Estrem, James Everett, Shirley Ewing, Archie Farber, Don & Geridee Farley, Philip & Helga Fast, Megan Faulkner, Naala Figueras, Guy Finley, Catherine Fischer, Michael Fisher, Jess Flynn, Byron Folwell, Dee Ann Force, James & Chandra Ford, Brenda Ford, Betty Foster, Marcia Franklin, Camille Franks, Robert Friedman, Beverly Fritchman, Marguerite Frye, Janice Fulkerson, Margaret Fullerton, Dick & Betsy Garlish, Cecelia Gassner, Joyce Gebhardt, Neva Geisler, Thom George, Romeo Gervais, Charles & Elaine Gill, Chistine Gleason, Gloria Goade, Joe Golden, Robert Gordon, Suzanne Gore, Kellie S Gough, Kimbal & Karen Gowland, Robert & Kay Goyden, Rod & Julie Gramer, Tony Grange, Ronald & Diane Graves, Maria & Neil Greeley, Joel S. Greene, Connie Grovwe, Jerilyn Grow, Mary Gutierrez, Richard & Sondra Hackborn, Holly Haener, Matthew Haight, Marlene Hallauer, Michael Hamilton, Greg Hampikian, James L Haner, Valerie Hanna, Jaime Hansen, Christine Hansen, Beverly Harad, Jessica Hardy, Arthur & Novella Hart, Cindy Hartley, Cary Hattabaugh, C.K. & Karen Meyer Haun, Lila Havens, Anita Havey, Margaret Havey, Jessica Havey-Delight, Miriam I. Hayes, Patricia Hazard, Margo Healy, Ann & Mark Heilman, Vicki Helming, Jo Henderson, Jennifer Henderson, Linda Henrikson, Dale & Ramona Higer, Lindy High, Ryan Hill, David & Mary Jane Hill, Lynn & Mark Hofflund, Lynn G Hoffmann, Ernest Hoiday, Mary Holden, Kate Holgate, Deborah L. Holleran, Camille L Holleran, Jennifer Holley, Carolyn Holly, Penny Holmberg, Robina & Brent Kidder Holmes, Grant Horeczy, Michael & Joanett Howard, Kay Hummel, Michael Hummel & Suzi Boyle, Nicole Irwin, Macia Ives, Jarie Jackson Castelin, Amy Jauregui, Regina Jenkins, Jill Johnson, Angela Johnson, Betsy & Ray Johnson, Tim Johnstone, Michael Jones, Maryanne Jordan, Michael Journee, Joy & Thomas Kealey Foundation, Kim Kaine, Mandy Kayler, Kara Keating Stuart, Steve & Barb Keen, Curt & Pat Kelley, Susan Kemp, Kathleen Kempton, Jaclyn Kettler, Jenaleigh Kiebert, Kim Nails, Kim's Pilates LLC, Michae Kirk, Hy Kloc, Elizabeth A Koeckeritz, Doris E Kolb, Susan Kornfield, Marcie & Aaron Kowaksyk,Tara Kristensen, Kali Kurdy, Jenny Kuykendoll, Robert Kyte, Diana Lachiondo, Michael Lanza, Jeanette Larson, Susan Latta, Gregory Ledonne, Ruth Lee, Debra Leithauser, Jack & Pamela Lemley, Sonya Lenzi, Linda & Steven Lester, Liz Littman, Irv Littman, Bill & Jane Lloyd, Robert Lockward, Carolyn Lodge, Erin Logue, Don & Cecelia Lojek, Helen Lojek, Jonathan Loschi, Palina Louangketh, Christine Loucks, John Lough, Sue Lovelace, Kathleen Luck, Ken Lunstrum, Amy Lunstrum, Cindy Lunte, Michael Lynott, Jim Lyons, Carol MacGregor, Joanna Madden, Mary Mandell, Brian Manship, Allison Maroun, Merilee Marsh, Mark & Tamara Masarik, Heidi Mathew, John Maurice, Stephanie May, Robert A. Maynard, Donald & Kay McCarter, Kathryn McClaskey, David & Jeanette McCown, John McCrostie, Terry & Nancy McDaniel, Amy & Reilly McDevitt, Jean Mcgillis, Lauren McLean, Theresa McLeod, Joe & Heather Meuleman, Wayne & Susan Meuleman, Paul & Jo Anne Michaels, Kathleen M Michaud,Connie Miller, Laureen Miller, Mike & Karen Mooney, Linda N Moore, Ellen Morfit, Peter & Linda Morrill, Kathleen Moyer, Twig Munro, Ann Murdoch, Patti Murphy, Pat & Lisa Murray, David & Kerrie Murray, John Mutch, David & M Diane Myklegard, Pat Nagler, Nancy & Tony Olbrich Napier, Duane Nathaniel, William Nation, Natalie Nation, Lauren Necochea, Peter & Jenna Ness, Leta Neustaedter, Mary Ann Newcomer, Meredith Newton, Laura Nichols, Tom & Diana Nicholson, Mary ("Molly") O'leary, Howard Olivier, Beth Oppenheimer, AF Oppenheimer, Suzanne Oppenheimer, Hugh & Kaye O'Riordan, John B Owens, Kelly Packer, Judith W Padilla, Annette Park, Douglas Park, Chris & Peggy Parker, Dick & Susan Parrish, Amy Pence-Brown, Mary & David Peterman, Lisa Peterson, Marty Peterson, Ellie Pharis, Jim Pickett, Steve Pierce, Patty Pierose, Rick Poplack, Zach & Heather Powell, Teri Powell, Dan & Jana Price, Susannah Price, David & Becky Proctor, Austin Prohl, Vicky & Fred Prouty, Elizabeth Pursley, Pamela Quenemoen, Ben Quintana, Toni Ramey, Gary Raney, Henry & Susan Reents, Donna Reinstein, Lisa Rendon, Gabrielle Renwick, Bob & Sally Richards, Ambrose Richardson, BJ Richner, Jim & Mary Rickerd, Tom & Charlene Ripke, Richard & Martha Ripple, Fleurette Rita, Celynda Roach, Kathryn Roberts, Lisa Roberts, Sheila D Robertson, Elizabeth Rodgers, Jaime Rodriguez, Laura Roghaar, Diane Ronayne, Dan Ronfeld, Royanne Royanne, Ilana Rubel, Chris Rudeen, Roberta Russell, Dede & Steve Ryan, Ann Ryan, Bruce & Linda Rytterager, Jan Schiedel, Margaret Schiff, Kayla Schill, Lisa & Norm Schlachter, Jolene & Patrick Schow, Christine Schutz, Diane Schwarz, Margaret Schwarz, Alice Scott, Harriet Shaklee, Michael Shanafelt, Beverly & Michael Sheeley, Mike Sherack, Ian & Grace Sherner, Dave & Tammie Sherner, Marilyn Shuler, Barbara Shinn, Dena & Rick Shipton, Kathy Shores, Susan Shuff, Kimberly Siegenthaler, Walt & Kristin Sinclair, Christopher Sjoberg, Carole J Skinner, Gail Slalughter, Janet Smins, Linda Payne Smith, Maria Smith, Lindsey Smith, Christopher T Smith, Michael & Susan Smith, Anika Smulkovitz, Nicole Snyder-Reinke, Beatrice Solis, Pamela Solon, Linda Somerville, Stephanie Sorensen, Gerry Soule, LaDonna Speiser, Margaret Spencer, Michael Spink, Nancy Spittle, Ashley Squyres, Robert & Cindie Stacy, Ray Stark, Judith M Steele, Alisha Steitz Hamblen, Carol L Stoehr, Kenneth Stokes, Nick & Carole Stokes, Ahna Strand, Richard & Linda Strauss, Jim Stred, Marlene Strong, Corey Surber, Jon Swarthout, Lauren Tassos, Adrien & Marilyn Taylor, JR., Carolyn Terteling, Walt Thode, James & Karin Thompson, Allegra Thompson, TJ Thomson, Jennifer S Thornfelt, Sally A Tibbs, Carol Town, Ilaine Tracy, Karan Tucker, Mike Turner, George Tway, Lauren Tyler, Jennifer Ultis, Elizabeth Urban, Josine Van Geijn, Scott Vankleek, M Valko, Joan Anne Vestal, Joseph & Nancy Vicuna, Deborah Wachtell, David Wagers, Karen Walsh, William & Catherine Wardwell, Senator Cherie-Buckner Webb, Monique Wells, John & Nancy Werdel, Tonya and David Westenskow, Erika Weyand, Shanna Wheeler, Laurel White, Stephanie White, Carole J Whiteleather, Bonni Whitman, Lindsey Whitney, Elizabeth Ann Wieck, David Wilkins, Ron & Sara Williams, William & Mary Alice Wilson, Brenda J Wilson, Christine Wilson, Rachel Winer, April Wing, Kevin & Michele Winslow, Kathy Winterton, Angela Wood, Marcia Woodbury, Holli Woodings, Linda Wordon, Stephanie Worrell, Mark Woychick, Kathy Yamamoto, Ronald Yankey, Teresa Yata, Kathleen Yochum, Kathy Yoshida, Stephanie Youngerman, Jennifer Yribar, Colleen Zahn, Janell Zeuckerman, Driek Zirinsky, Dana Zuckerman.

About the Foundation

Led by influential community leaders, the Foundation facilitates funding of a library system of the future and secures needed private dollars to sustain library projects.  Funds raised through the Foundation are used exclusively for the benefit of Boise Public Library and are not part of the City budget.

Towards these goals, Foundation directors focus on educating the broader Boise public about the library’s benefits and on implementing an ongoing fundraising strategy. They also provide fundraising training to new directors, develop relationships with current and potential stakeholders, estate planning advisors and attorneys, and promote the potential for naming the Foundation in a legacy. 

Foundation Board Members

Officers

  • Bev Harad, Chair
    (Community Advocate)
  • Katy Dang, Vice Chair 
    (Executive Director, Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors; Assistant Editor, Rocker Magazine)
  • Mike Turner, Secretary/Treasurer
    (Founder & CEO, Front Street Brokers)

Directors

  • Brian Manship (Vice President/Branch Manager, Bank of the Cascades)
  • Camille Franks (Human Resources, BMC, Inc.)
  • Carina Davio (Education Management, CoBro Consulting, LLC; BeWell Village) 
  • Celynda Roach (General Manager, Cable One) 
  • Charlene Ripke (Community Advocate)
  • Driek Zirinsky (English & Education, Visual Arts Advocate) 
  • Greg Bernhardt (Software Developer, WhiteCloud Analytics) 
  • Janice Davis (Morgan Stanley)
  • Kellie Gough (Community Advocate)
  • Ken Bass (Mornings on 94.9, The River) 
  • Margo Healy (Library Board of Trustees Liaison and Center for School Improvement, BSU)
  • Martie Brennan (Retired Teacher; Community Advocate)
  • Ronald Williams (Williams Bradbury, P.C.) 
  • Ryan Hill (Communications, Boise School District)
  • Shannon Davis-Jones (Volunteer Coordinator, International Rescue Committee) 
  • Zach Powell (Boise Police; Idaho Air National Guardsman)

Advisory Board

  • Bert Ellis (Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch) 
  • Dr. John Werdel (OB/GYN, St. Luke's Health System)

Library Leaders

Library Leaders are members of the community who have lent their names and support to the Boise Public Library Foundation to help build awareness of the value that libraries provide to the Boise community.  See list of Library Leaders.

Foundation History

The Boise Public Library Foundation, Inc. was formed in 1985 as a nonprofit corporation to benefit the Library.  The Foundation's first major achievement was the raising of $850,000 through a direct donation drive that was used to convert the third floor of the present Main Library building into public service space and to remodel the first and second floors. This remodeling provided space in which to house additional materials added to the Library's collection and to expand some areas to allow for better service to library users. 

Other fundraising projects have included:

  • The Bucks for Books campaign, which raised raised $50,000 toward the purchase of library materials.
  • Masquerade Balls and At Home events, which raised $8,000 annually for the purchase of materials andlibrary equipment.
  • Completion of the community room at the former Boise Towne Square Mall library branch.
  • Installation of a local area computer network for public and staff access at the Main Library.
  • Plans are underway for a permanent endowment fund to benefit Boise Public Library.
Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Director: Kevin Booe

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