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Our Mission

We are community leaders and advocates who collaborate with the Pierce County Library System.

We develop trusting, enduring relationships with community members, businesses, and organizations; raising private funds and investing them in Library’s strategic priorities to nurture and boost the human potential required to thrive in today’s knowledge economy.

We foster innovation to ensure access for all and inspire lifelong learning, for a thriving, diverse Pierce County, now and in the future.

Board of Directors

Officers

  • Kathryn McCarthy, President – Tacoma Public Schools
  • Reji Kumar, Vice President – Microsoft
  • Travis Mahugh, Secretary – Gordon Thomas Honeywell
  • Linda Tieman, Past President and Treasurer – Community Volunteer

Directors

  • Erin G. Bethel – Tacoma Public Schools
  • Wendy Colebank – Community Volunteer
  • Shema Hanebutte – Community Volunteer
  • Kim Heggerness – St. Charles Borromeo School
  • Teena Ward Hyde – Community Volunteer
  • Elizabeth Lufkin –  Community Volunteer
  • Barbara Nelson – Holland America Lines
  • Tim Rhee – KeyBank
  • Thalia Soliman – On Q Financial
  • Esmeralda Switzer – Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Eli Taylor – KeyBank
  • Pamela Waldron – Community Volunteer

Foundation Staff

  • Dean Carrell – Director
  • Christina Greene – Major Gifts Officer
  • Alana Nodell – Annual Giving and Donor Engagement Associate
  • Lauren Angelo – Grant Writer and Prospect Research Associate
  • Open Position – Development Assistant