White Plains Library Foundation

Front of Library with Flags
The White Plains Library Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated in 1995 to help the White Plains Public Library reach its long term goals. Through contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations, the Foundation raises funds for new programs, service enhancements and capital projects. Private support from Foundation donors helps supplement the Library’s essential public funding from the City of White Plains.

What We Fund

  • Opportunities for language learning, job advancement and civic engagement
  • Innovative technology including as 3-D printers, virtual reality, video production equipment, and supplies for robotics and coding classes
  • New initiatives like Trove Time (for caregivers with toddlers) and Wellness Wednesdays
  • Art exhibits, cultural celebrations and author events
  • Poetry Slam – nationally recognized, now in its 14th year
  • This Week on Martine – the Library’s newsletter with over 12,000 email subscribers
  • Enhancements like the red flags by the front entrance, children’s furniture and much more!

What We've Accomplished

  • Raised nearly $7 million in private support for the Library
  • Completed three successful capital campaigns for the Trove (for children), the Edge (for teens) and the Hub (for adults)
  • Funded a planning study and contributed capital for renovations to the second floor, a new project starting summer 2019
  • Received grants from the Allstate Foundation, Best Buy Foundation, Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation, Frog Rock Foundation, Shinnyo-en Foundation, Walmart and others

How You Can Help

The Foundation’s tax identification number is 13-3943092

Board of Directors

Beth Kava, President & Secretary
Janet Bailey, Vice President
Kristine Holden, Vice President
Richard Hecht, Treasurer

Denise D’Ambrosio
James Benerofe
Yuki Itoh Haynes
Susan Hecht
Joan Kass
Richard Kaye
Brian Kenney
Barbara R. Loucks
Marjolein Mooney
Paul Schwarz
Gail Schwartz
Denise Matthews-Serra
John Steward
Graham Trelstad
Radina Valova
Nicholas Wolff
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Nancy Rubini, Executive Director: