The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity created to provide access for private capital to
enhance the City of Fort Worth’s delivery of library services for the benefit of the community. Contributions from
Library Foundation donors ensure that these programs and services remain free to all the residents of Fort Worth.


The Library Foundation was founded in 1993 to address the physical needs of the Central Library. Following the initial successful campaign, Foundation leadership continued to raise money to supplement public funding of the library system. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $9 million for building renovations, programming for children, teens, and adults, and technology enhancements for library services. As the population of Fort Worth grows, the need for private funding to supplement public funding continues.


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The mission of the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is to benefit both the Fort Worth Library and the Fort Worth community by providing resources that support educational programming, buildings, and infrastructure improvements.

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Libraries are a part of America’s tapestry and essential to the life of our community. Promoting early learning to lifelong learning, providing resources for job training and life skills, encouraging families through interaction, gathering our neighbors together for entertaining- libraries change, even transform lives.

During our 22 years, the Foundation has been honored to support the following programs and initiatives:


The Foundation is grateful for the dedication of its staff and volunteer Board of Directors, who lead the way to make the Foundation’s work possible.

Fort Worth Public Library Foundation 20th Anniversary Cigar Smoker Kickoff Party photographed Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at Sundance Square. Photography by Bruce E. Maxwell.

Leslie Oliver
President and CEO

Jessica Hendricks
Director of Operations

Carmelina Holloway, Ph.D.
Priority Literacy Program Coordinator

Kurt Kulpa
Accounting Manager

Telma Lozano
Priority Literacy Assistant

Paula Tyler, Ph.D.
Youth Programming Coordinator

Board Officers

Jacob D. Smith
Luther King Capital Management

Bond Malone
PlainsCapital Bank

Becky Bullard
Community volunteer

S. Martin McDonald
Frost Bank

Kitty Miller
Assistant Treasurer
Kapp & Miller

Board Of Directors

Judy Alton, community volunteer

Hayden Blackburn, Tech Fort Worth

William M. Booker, Sundance Square Management

Vianei Lopez Braun, Decker Jones

Tia Cole, Tarrant County College

Barbara Cordray, community volunteer

Will A. Courtney, Sr., Courtney & Courtney

Dr. Linda Garcia, ACH Child and Family Service

Dr. Stacy Landreth Grau, Texas Christian University

Angela Hainsworth, TPG Global

Jennifer Henderson, J.O. Design

Julia W. Huseman, Securities & Exchange Commission

Walter Littlejohn, The Fort Worth Club

John McKenzie, Raymond James

Carley Moore, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Karen S. Precella, Haynes & Boone, LLC

Michael H. Price, community volunteer

Nedra Robinson, RHN Strategic Group

Todd Spake, Kelly, Hart & Hallman

Thomas E. Turner, community volunteer

Priscilla Veeder, community volunteer

Elena Yorio, community volunteer

Stephanie Zavala, City of Mansfield