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RPL Foundation

Thank you for visiting the Richmond Public Library Foundation, we are glad you are here!

The RPL Foundation was founded in 1997 to promote and develop the Library's mission and its programs. Through grants and donations, the Foundation amplifies investments to extend the Library's programming and community outreach, supporting a more accessible and responsive Library for our community.

Mission

The Richmond Public Library Foundation supports a resilient and vibrant community through philanthropic investment in the Richmond Public Library

Vision

We believe every gift is a spark that creates opportunity

What We Do

Additional financial support enables the Foundation to:

1

Support Early Literacy

  • Purchase books for RVA Reads, the Library's Early Literacy Program.
2

Amplify Public Investment

  • Accept individual donations, gifts, grants, bequests, and other funds which strengthen the Library system.
3

Foster Community Connections

  • Connect individuals, businesses, and foundations in support of the Library System.
4

Focus on Uniquely Richmond

  • Support programs which engage the community in conversation and civic discourse.
5

Build Strong Libraries, Strong Communities

  • An opportunity to strengthen a public resource open to all, buy new books, and offer intriguing programs.

How can I support the Library?

Strengthen the Richmond Public Library System through a tax-deductible gift today.

Volunteer for RVA Reads

RVA Reads recruits volunteer readers to read to each preschool class at Richmond’s Five Regional Preschool Centers.


RPLF Board of Directors

John Ulmschneider, President
Nissa Lipowicz, Vice President
Rich Peterson, Treasurer
Scott Firestine, Secretary
Trevor S. Cox
Emily Altman
Peter Blake
Fran Bradford
J. Dontrese Brown
Ryan W. Childress
Brenda J. Drew, Ed.D.
Hollee Freeman, Ph.D.
Joanne V. Frye
Jennifer Goins
Lyn Kyle Manson
Sue McFadden Patow
Jennifer D. Mullen
Marshall P. Pearsall
Felix Schapiro
Maria Juliana Villa
The Hon. C.N. Jenkins Jr. (emeritus)
Brooks Smith (emeritus)
William Yates (ex-officio)
Ruth DeBoer (ex-officio)