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 the Development Administrator (919-762-6628).

Board of Directors

President
Lew Myers

Vice President
De Cutshaw

Treasurer
Andrew Hutchings

Secretary
Jody White

Joanne Abel
Alice Alexander
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
C. John Chen
G. Rhodes Craver
Leslie Dillon
Leta Loyd
Sylvianne Roberge
Nick Seligman (Asst. Treasurer)

Durham County Library Board of Trustees
Liaison

Sandra Chambers

Friends of the Durham Library Liaison
Felicia A. Leggett

Ex Officio
Tammy Baggett, Library Director