20 Years of Redwood City Public Library Support
Since 1998 the Redwood City Library Foundation has raised over $3 million to provide funding for important library programs.
Our mission is to support the Redwood City Library in cultivating literacy, life-long learning, and community connections.
We envision a community where everyone has access to information, knowledge and technology.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)(3) established in 1998 and governed by a volunteer board of directors. A professional staff raises and administers gifts and ensures the effectiveness of funded programs.
Working with individual, foundation, and corporate donors, the Foundation acts as the “fundraising arm” of the library. We solicit donations to support specific services, improvements, collections and programs. We work with the Library to identify the best way donors’ gifts can enhance the Library and meet the ever changing needs of the community.
Introducing the Foundation’s new Executive Director, Lisa Hicks-Dumanske
RCLF is excited to announce that, after an extensive regional search, we have selected Lisa Hicks-Dumanske as our next Executive Director. Lisa joins the Foundation on April 13, 2020, and will be building upon the legacy of our outgoing Executive Director Rouslana Yaroslavsky. We are grateful to Rouslana for her many contributions and for staying on and seeing us through this long process.
“We set out to find a leader with the vision to build upon the successes over the last 22 years and the acumen to develop RCLF into an even more effective philanthropic platform to serve our local libraries.” said John Blake, Board President.
“Lisa Hicks-Dumanske is that leader. She is a proven social impact leader with deep experience in creating and implementing strategic plans, developing new ways of increasing community engagement, and leveraging her creativity and smarts to navigate the tides of growth for our Foundation. We are thrilled to have Lisa join and lead us.”
Lisa has dedicated more than two decades to building meaningful relationships between donors, foundations, and nonprofits. Most recently, Lisa was Development Director at CuriOdyssey science and wildlife center in San Mateo, CA, where she led their annual giving program during a time of great growth.
We welcome Lisa and look forward to her leadership!