TPL Foundation


Libraries fuel our community. Supporting the Tacoma Library Foundation creates a stronger Tacoma. Your contribution directly supports Tacoma Public Library in fulfilling its mission to empower our community by bringing people together to discover, connect, create, learn, and thrive.   

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The Tacoma Public Library Foundation strengthens Tacoma’s thriving communities by fueling our library system through philanthropy and outreach.  


We believe libraries are vital to building strong, compassionate, and prepared communities, and that learning is a human right. Through outreach and philanthropy, the Foundation strengthens Tacoma Public Library’s vision to be a radically welcoming, trusted community hub where all people can find joy, compassion, and inspiration.  


  • Accessibility 
  • Social Justice 
  • Literacy + Learning  
  • Sustainability 
  • Creativity + Innovation 
  • Compassion 

Board of Directors

  • Cortney Leach, Board President | Grants Manager, Tacoma Public Schools 
  • Rafael Saucedo, Board Vice President | Community Relations Specialist, Gesa Credit Union  
  • Jamika Scott, Board of Director | Founder, Tacoma Action Collective  
  • JR Nobles, Board of Director | Executive Director, Friends of the Children Tacoma  
  • Wayne Williams, President Emeritus, Tacoma Public Library Board of Trustees
  • Megan Smedsrud, Senior Program Officer, Greater Tacoma Community Foundatio
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  • Kate Larsen, Exofficio | Director, Tacoma Public Library  
  • Samuel Benscoter, Exofficio, | Finance Manager, Tacoma Public Library 
  • Donna La France, Library Board of Trustees Exofficio | Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families 
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