About The Rancho Mirage Library Foundation
Who We Are
In September 2010, The Library Board of the Rancho Mirage Public Library established a Foundation to organize fundraising on behalf of the Library.
The Foundation Board is made up of energetic and caring people, friends and neighbors you may know. These directors are devoted to the Library that you use and enjoy. Their mission is to expand funding to put emphasis on keeping the Rancho Mirage Public Library the best in California, a Library for all ages and interests.
The Foundation membership is made up of over 500 people who appreciate the special extras that fundraising makes possible. The Foundation's first Citywide mailing to encourage contributions went to all households in Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells in December 2010. The second annual year-end solicitation, mailed in December 2011 asks for gifts to fund programming, the collection, the Children's Summer Reading Club, or other needs. These contributions are deeply appreciated.
The Foundation also sponsors the Annual Library Literary Luncheon. The 2011 Luncheon featured best-selling author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone and Moonlight Mile) who received rave reviews from those who attended. The 2012 Luncheon featured the New York Times best-selling author Erik Larson with his talent for turning historical facts into riveting reads.
Current directors on the Foundation Board:
Library staff, Foundation CEO: David Bryant, Library Director
Mayor Richard W. Kite
Linda Bray, Chair
Paula E. Kozlen, Vice Chair
Janet Daggatt, Treasurer
Charles M. Monell, M.D., Secretary
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2010 - 2011:
Paul D. Hagle