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About Us

The Library Foundation was founded in 1993 by Betsy Pepper to address the physical needs of the Central Library. Following the initial successful campaign, the Foundation has continued to raise money to supplement public funding of the library system. To date, the Foundation has raised over $19M for building renovations, new construction, innovative programming for children, families, and adults; and technology enhancements for library services. There is no us without YOUR support!

Our Mission

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

The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity created to enhance the City of Fort Worth’s delivery of library services for the benefit of our community. The Foundation is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. A professional staff raises and manages gifts along with working hand-in-hand with the Fort Worth Public Library.

Our Team

Andrea L. Ash, CFRE - President & CEO, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Andrea L. Ash, CFRE

President & CEO

817-871-8022 ext 100

Karen Kelly - Director of Donor Relations, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Karen Kelly

Director of Donor Relations

817-781-8022 ext 101

Paula Tyler, Ph.D. - Youth Programming Coordinator, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Paula Tyler, Ph.D.

Youth Programming Coordinator

817-565-4747

Tomaneka Smith - Operations Coordinator, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Tomaneka Smith

Operations Coordinator

817-871-8022 ext 103

Kristin Cansler - Graphic Design & Digital Marketing Intern, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Kristin Cansler

Graphic Design & Digital Marketing Intern

817-871-8022 ext 102

Carol Lattimore - College Application Consultant, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Carol Lattimore

College Application Consultant

Board of Directors

Vianei Lopez Braun

Chair

Decker Jones

John McKenzie

Vice Chair

Raymond James

Jacob Smith

Treasurer

Luther King Capital Management

Jonathan DeWeese

Assistant Treasurer

Luther King Capital Management

Barbara Cordray

Secretary

FWISD

Jonathan Berry

Covenant Insurance Solutions

Hayden Blackburn

Tech Fort Worth

Seth Burt

Desert Royalty Company

J. Carter Cook

FWISD

Daris Frencha

LegalShield

Darien George

Mackenzie Eason

David Goodroe

Designs for Living

Julia Huseman

SEC

Walter Littlejohn

Fort Worth Club

Varun Mallipaddi

Frost Bank

Bond Malone

JPMorgan Chase

Martin McDonald

Retired, Frost Bank

Karen S. Precella

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Elena Yorio

Community Volunteer

2019 Impact Highlight

With the support of our amazing donors, The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is continuing to take learning beyond the library. See below how their unwavering support has impacted our community.

FWPLF 2019 Impact Highlight

Fiscal Responsibility