Libraries ensure an equal playing field for all, where a community can gather to reconnect, re-engage and freely access information. Your gift to the San José Public Library Foundation provides learning opportunities in our library branches for children, access to technology and a vast array of ideas making our children and adults future ready.
For more detailed information about the Foundation including our impact, list of donors, and a financial snapshot please CLICK here to view our annual report.
Guarantee the financial continuity and fiscal responsibility and effectiveness for programs that we adopt.
Encourage new approaches to solve emerging needs by being a catalyst that adds new elements to existing programs and allows for high-risk/high-reward pilot programs.
Ensure the needs and interests of our diverse communities are represented in the programs and goals of the foundation.
Pursue programs that improve access and opportunity for those who have the fewest resources.
Our Staff & Board of Directors
The SJPLF staff and board members are dedicated to honoring the rich history of the public libraries throughout the city and continuously improving lives of the people who rely on them for technology and information.
Database and Grant Administrator
Board Executive Committee
Managing Member, Werba Rubin Papier Wealth Management, LLC
Constance Von Muehlen
SVP, Maintenance & Engineering, Alaska Airlines
Chief of Staff — Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Board Members at Large
Director of Global Executive Marketing
VP Community Relations
Excite Credit Union
EK Health Services
MUOI TRAN LANDIVAR
Cybersecurity Awareness & Education Lead
Palo Alto Networks
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Chief Customer Officer
Guru Technologies, Inc.
Corporate Development Manager
City Year, San Jose
Principal, KeeWest Associates Public Relations
Amar D. Vedi
Channels Strategy & Operations Manager, Google Inc.
Owner, Milligan News
City Librarian, San Jose Public Library
Library and Early Education Commissioner
Committed to Fiscal Stewardship
We take seriously the stewardship of funds raised to support the Library Foundation. We are proud that the San José Public Library Foundation (SJPLF) was awarded the high honor of America’s Best Charities Seal of Excellence. This is awarded to charitable organizations that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. SJPLF was also given GuideStar’s Gold Seal because of our practice of transparency of records and cost effectiveness.