Donor Spotlight: Monte Mansir
Monte Mansir has been involved with reading and libraries most of his life. Growing up in Southern California, he always loved reading, and worked at the Long Beach Library in high school and college. After graduating from Long Beach State, he spent two years in the army in Boise, Idaho, where he frequented the library, checking out books to pass the time. When he moved to San Francisco to work for the city and county, he also joined Friends of the San Francisco Library. After moving to Redwood City, Mr. Mansir became involved with Project Read at Cañada College, which began his connection with the Redwood City Library Foundation.
Libraries have always been important in my life. I saw early on how essential a library is to a community—not just in terms of books, but also serving as a center for community activities.
- Monte Mansir
Living in Redwood Shores, Mr. Mansir was very supportive of the campaign to open the Redwood Shores Library, making a generous donation to the foundation and earning a special plaque on the library wall. He has continued to support the Redwood City Library Foundation through the years and has earmarked a substantial amount for the foundation in his estate trust—a meaningful way to make a difference.
Mr. Mansir said “Libraries have always been important in my life. I saw early on how essential a library is to a community—not just in terms of books, but also serving as a center for community activities.” RCLF is very grateful to Monte Mansir for his generous support over the years.