A Message from Chuck Ferrar - Library Foundation Board President

Chuck Ferrar

Library Giving Day was a huge success because our community stepped forward to make generous gifts supporting Summer @ Your Library and we humbly thank you for your donations. Funding for our library is a combination of public and private dollars and your donations continue to make our library better. From each of us who serve on the board, thank you!

In our hundredth year, we restructured our foundation development team to serve our donors more effectively and I’m pleased to introduce you to the team:

  • For more than six years, Julie Kizer Ball has implemented many of our fundraising activities and programs. Her work earned her a promotion to development manager, and her new responsibilities include individual giving, donor groups, and fundraising campaigns. When not at work, Julie can be found biking or hiking to spy on birds all around the county.
  • Abbey Boudreaux has been with us for one year and is our development assistant who works behind the scenes with gift processing. Abbey’s a piano teacher and loves spending time with her musical family.
  • Our newest member is our Development Coordinator Gina Grove, who comes to us with a wealth of diverse experience including membership management, event planning, fundraising and marketing. Gina is passionate about gardening, and on the weekends you can find her enjoying mountain biking with her husband, Eddie.

With the leadership of our Executive Director Cathleen Sparrow, our exceptional team is here to ensure that you are well-informed on how your gifts make a difference to the library and keep you abreast on its needs. If you have questions about your donations or giving, please reach out to our board members or the foundation team.

Abbey Boudreaux, Cathleen Sparrow, Gina Grove and Julie Kizer Ball holding and sitting next to a sign that says AACPL is 100 Years old an no longer charges fines for overdue books