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Board of Directors

Time, Talent and Treasure

The Library Foundation meets approximately six times each year to provide strategic direction and assist with the execution of a comprehensive action plan. Directors serve on at least one committee and are elected for a three year term. Additionally, all Directors financially support the initiatives and priorities of the Foundation, either directly or indirectly, at a level that is comfortable for each individual’s situation.

Perhaps the most significant contribution of each Foundation Director is demonstrated through "Ambassadorship," sharing the Library's transformation story and generating increased awareness of the Library's important, sustaining and educational role in the community. The Directors are highly-qualified and dynamic community leaders who infuse the Foundation with caring guidance to ensure the Library sustains excellence through future funding fluctuations and continues to serve the community while encouraging innovation.

Thank you to our Board of Directors!

Angela Clements
Boonshoft School of Medicine,
Wright State University

Susan Elliott
Zimmerman Law Library,
University of Dayton

Kjirsten Frank Hoppe
Miami Valley Regional
Planning Commission

Tim Kambitsch
Dayton Metro Library

Katy Kelly
University of Dayton Libraries

Tom Lasley
Learn to Earn Dayton

Charlotte McGuire
Ohio School Board

David Melin
PNC Bank

Michael Merz
United States District Court


Joe Oehlers
Bieser, Greer & Landis

Lucious Plant
Dayton Development Coalition

Marc Reynolds
Marsh & McLennan Agency

Walter Reynolds
Porter Wright

Paul Robinson

Holley Thompson
Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill

Katherine Thornburg
Community Volunteer

Ann Charles Watts
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Merle Wilberding
Coolidge Wall

 Penny Wolff
Community Volunteer

From Diane Farrell, Director of External Relations and Development, "Our Directors are believers; they understand the importance of vibrant libraries in the community. They are thoughtful. They are a group of inspired ambassadors who set a precedent as the Dayton Metro Library Foundation takes its roots and establishes best practices to prolong the groundswell of enthusiasm for the Libraries for a Smarter Future projects."

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