INTRODUCING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE RED BANK PUBLIC LIBRARY
A great library is the cornerstone of a vibrant community. Today, however, a great library is not possible through public funding alone. Current levels of municipal funding and state aid are insufficient to sustain a dynamic public library in Red Bank. In 2013, concerned members of the Library Board of Trustees and the community came together to form the Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library to raise funds to support the long-term fiscal health of the Library and promote awareness of all the Library has to offer.
We believe that a thriving library benefits local businesses as well as all residents by making Red Bank a desirable place to live and work.
Donating to the Foundation is a way to show your support and help us build a strong and relevant library in Red Bank.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
The mission of the Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library is to raise funds to support the long-term fiscal health of the Red Bank Public Library.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees (a separate governing body from the Library’s Board of Trustees) is responsible for overseeing the management and finances of the Foundation. Board members participate in the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and are critical to its success, and by extension, the Library’s fiscal future.
BETH HANRATTY, President
PAUL CHALIFOUR, Vice President
JOAN ROTHWELL, Treasurer
LOUIS DIMENTO, Secretary
ELIZABETH MCDERMOTT - Acting Director, Red Bank Public Library
SUELLEN SIMS - President, Friends of the Red Bank Public Library
The Board meets once a month. If you are interested in learning more about the Board or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 732-842-0690.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."-Margaret Mead