Des Moines Public Library Foundation
The Des Moines Public Library Foundation supports and enriches the capabilities, resources, and services of the Des Moines Public Library system. We accomplish our mission through fundraising, advocacy, and innovative programs that benefit our diverse community and promote greater awareness of the Library's valuable resources. Our support complements, but does not supplant the city's responsibility for funding the Des Moines Public Library's operations.
The Library foundation continues to enhance the Des Moines Public Library system as a center for literary and cultural learning of the highest caliber, enriching the lives of the people it serves, thanks to the generosity of our committed donors, foundations, and corporations.
The Foundation's support strengthens the library's place among the nation's preeminent public libraries and enables the Library system to maintain its status as an important educational and cultural institution in Des Moines.
* It is important to note that Foundation funds are not used to
replace or supplant city funding.
Library Foundation Board of Directors
President: Angela Stewart – Pioneer Hi-Bred, A DuPont Business
Treasurer: Rachel Stauffer - Aviva
Secretary: Stephanie DeVolder – Dice
Past President: Kent Herink – Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts
Deidre Fudge - Nationwide
Travis Gjoraas - Deloitte
Michele Guinn - Wells Fargo Regional Banking
Norbert Kaut - Meredith Corporation
Susan Patterson Plank - Iowa Newspaper Association
William Scales - Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Jule A. Thorsen - DMPL Trustee Board President
Susan Voss - Voss Consulting LLC
Greg Heid - DMPL Director
Dory Briles - DMPL Foundation Executive Director