Who We Are

Durham Library Foundation’s Mission Statement

The mission of Durham Library Foundation is to raise funds to provide a margin of excellence for the Durham County Library.

Durham County Library’s Mission Statement

The mission of Durham County Library is to encourage Discovery, connect the Community and lead in Literacy

About the Foundation

Durham Library Foundation was founded as a 501(c)3 (EIN 56-2189129) after 2000 to develop and encourage the long-term financial health and growth of the Durham County Library through giving, endowment, and capital contributions. As a private, nonprofit organization, the Foundation can solicit private gifts from many sources, including those not available to a government-funded Library. In addition, the Foundation has developed independent and prudent investment strategies to maximize each gift’s long-term benefit to the library.

An independent organization, Durham Library Foundation solicits, receives and administers gifts for the library’s benefit. Gifts are used to fund enhancements and improvements that the library could not otherwise afford through its annual operating budget.

You can be an integral part of the library’s future. For questions about giving opportunities, please contact Executive Director Karen Wells (919-864-8047 or karen@durhamlibraryfoundation.org).

Board of Directors

Lew Myers

Vice President
Ann Craver

Leta Loyd

Jody White

Alice Alexander
Ann Craver
G. Rhodes Craver
Leslie Dillon
Andrew Hutchings
Sylvianne Roberge
Nick Seligman

Durham County Library Board of Trustees

Sandra Chambers

Friends of the Durham Library Liaison
Shayne Goodrum

Ex Officio
Tammy Baggett, Library Director