Chairman: Michael A. Ryan
Vice Chairman: Robert Burke
Treasurer: Joseph Panepinto Jr., Esq.
Sandra J. Webster
Executive Director: Priscilla Weaver-Gardner
RECENT FUNDRAISER: Endless Summer Fundraiser (September 2013)
To enhance library funding for the future, propelling the library toward excellence for the benefit of our deserving community.
Who We Are:
The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity whose collective interest is to assist the library through its fund-raising activities. Board members are ordinary citizens, professional and business leaders and influential members of the community who contribute time and energy to further the well-being of the Jersey City Free Public Library System.
List of Contributors:
Provident Bank Foundation
Hunt, Hamlin & Ridley Law Offices
Helena Ruman Architects
Martha Larkins & William M. Vasil
Harwood Properties, LLC
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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"Help our Library grow! Make a tax deductible contribution to the Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc., c/o Jersey City Free Public Library, 472 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302."
The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. is chartered in Jersey City as a 501 © 3 organization to receive charitable gifts. You can contribute to the foundation with gifts of cash, property, securities or real estate, trust arrangements, bequests in wills and by naming the foundation as beneficiary of a life insurance policy. The foundation hopes to encourage individuals and organizations to make financial contributions to the foundation to assure that the library can continue its exceptional service far into the future.
The Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc. was established on January 27, 2004 to support the mission of the library- to provide services and materials for the education, enrichment and entertainment of the people of Jersey City.
Almost all of the library buildings are in desperate need of capital improvements. Over the next five years the library's capital plan calls for building modifications to meet Americans with Disabilities requirements, enhance energy efficiency, and modernize heating, plumbing and electrical plants. The bulk of the spending is for the oldest buildings in the library system- buildings that have a great history behind them but also a vital role to play in the modern age. Long term, the library also seeks to replace a couple of the smallest neighborhood branches with new facilities large enough to accommodate the surging numbers of library users in those neighborhoods.
The $14 million, five-year construction plan would enable the Jersey City Free Public Library to better serve the city, especially its low and moderate-income residents. The construction work would provide efficient facilities for employment and for library users; many of those users tap library books and computers to find work or to upgrade their job skills for the future.
Jersey City Free Public Library is an important part of our community. It helps children learn about the past and enables them to prepare for the future. "The door to your future is technology! The key to your future is knowledge!"
Executive Director, Jersey City Free Public Library Foundation, Inc.