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 inspire, secure, and grow philanthropic support and advocacy to benefit the Fort Worth Public Library and our diverse community.

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

Rachael Leventhal Garnett - Director of Donor Relations, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Rachael Leventhal Garnett

Director of Donor Relations

817-871-8022 ext 101

Paula Tyler, Ph.D. - Program Director, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Paula Tyler, Ph.D.

Program Director

817-565-4747

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

Operations Coordinator

817-871-8022 ext 103

Kristin Cansler - Digital Marketing/Communications Assistant, Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Kristin Cansler

Digital Marketing/Communications Assistant

817-871-8022 ext 102

Board of Directors

Bond Malone

Chair

JPMorgan Chase

Varun Mallipaddi

Vice Chair

Frost Bank

Jonathan DeWeese

Treasurer

Luther King Capital Management

Jacob Smith

Assistant Treasurer

Luther King Capital Management

J. Carter Cook

Secretary

FWISD

John McKenzie

Immediate Past Chair

Raymond James

Hayden Blackburn

Tech Fort Worth

Seth Burt

Desert Royalty Company

Daris Frencha

The Benefit Boutique

Corrie Hood-Howard

Huckabee

Julia Huseman

SEC

Walter Littlejohn

Fort Worth Club

Martin McDonald

Retired, Frost Bank

Andrew “Drew” Neal

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Pamela Percival

Percival Consultants LLC

Karen S. Precella

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Elena Yorio

Retired Managing Partner/Owner

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