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.
Sr. Director of Strategy & Engagement
Sr. Director of External Affairs
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Database and Grant Administrator
Resilience Corps Director
Resilience Corps Manager
Executive Assistant and Board Liaison
Board Executive Committee
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Chief Operating Officer
Constance Von Muehlen
Chief Operating Officer
Board Members at Large
Senior Director, Integrated Marketing
Program Manager, Supply Chain Operations
Global Head of Investor Relations
Santa Clara County CEDAW Commission
Head of Global Public Policy
Corporate Development Manager
City Year, San Jose
Sr. Principal Architect, Adobe
Nursing Facility Administrator
Lincoln Glen Manor for Senior Citizens
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.