Who We Are

The Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation exists to raise private, sustainable support from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to enhance all 16 branches of the Anne Arundel County Public Library. The Library is a public institution funded by Anne Arundel County, however, the information explosion, coupled with growing demands for service and rising costs continues to challenge the Library's ability to deliver essential services. In 2006, a group of public-spirited individuals formed the Library Foundation as a separate 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization to raise additional funds otherwise unsupported by county funding.

The Library Foundation's vision is to enrich lives through philanthropy. Funds raised by the Library Foundation help support the Library's strategic initiatives including: Every Child Ready to Read; connecting county residents to technology, the Internet and virtual services; creating welcoming, accessible and functional spaces; and fostering community engagement between each library branch and its service area.

The Library Foundation seeks to raise funds to enhance and enrich the lives of all county residents. Your support makes your library better.

Library Foundation Board

Officers

Karen W. Smith

Karen W. Smith

President
Linda Greene

Linda Greene

Vice President
Tessie LaRose Ballard

Tessie LaRose Ballard

Secretary
Martha O. Blaxall

Martha O. Blaxall

Treasurer

Directors

Samuel J. Brown

Samuel J. Brown

Director
Jane Campbell-Chambliss

Jane Campbell-Chambliss

Director
Katie Prechtl Cooke

Katie Prechtl Cooke

Director and Executive Committee Member at Large
Delores Ann (DeDe) Duncan-White head shot

Delores Ann (DeDe) Duncan-White

Director
Mary S. Hagerty

Mary S. Hagerty

Director and Executive Committee Member at Large
Stephen R. Holt

Stephen R. Holt

Director
Stacy L. Korbelak

Stacy L. Korbelak

Director
Ian Marchanti

Ian Marchanti

Director
Diane Rinaldo

Diane Rinaldo

Director

Ex-Officio Members

Skip Auld

Skip Auld

Chief Executive Officer
Ishani Gandhi

Ishani Gandhi

Board of Library Trustees Member
Damita McDonald

Damita McDonald

Board of Library Trustees Member
Cathleen Sparrow

Cathleen Sparrow

Executive Director, AACPL Foundation

Meet the Library Foundation Team

Cathleen Sparrow

Cathleen Sparrow

Executive Director

csparrow@aacpl.net

410-222-2509

 

 

Julie Kizer Ball

Julie Kizer Ball

Development Manager

jkizerball@aacpl.net

410-222-2495

Gina Grove

Gina Grove

Development Coordinator

ggrove@aacpl.net

410-222-1573