The Foundation Board of Directors is a governing board. It has fiduciary responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the foundation, including its financial holdings, endowment and investment management. The board meets 4 – 5 times a year to review the fundraising and administrative work of the Foundation’s staff, the Foundation’s finances, investments, endowments and budget, plan for the success of all fundraising efforts and to provide guidance, inspiration and creativity to the work of the Foundation.
The Board of Directors provide leadership through each director’s personal financial commitment and presence at significant events and activities for the Foundation and the Library of Michigan. Board members act as champions for both the Library and the Foundation within their respective communities. They recruit new members, extend personal invitations to attend events and serve as the “eyes and ears” within their community for ways that the Library of Michigan and the Foundation can better serve the citizens of our state.
Brian A. Hare, CPA, Chair– Principal, Hare CPAs + Business Advisors
Dan Arbour, Past Chair – Library of Michigan Foundation
Kathy Irwin, Vice Chair– Dean of Libraries, Central Michigan University
Anne E. Harcus, Secretary – President, Stony Point Communications
Elaine Didier – Retired Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library/Museum
Lisa Farnum – Managing Director, Michigan Association of Health Plans
Timothy J. Fusco – Retired, Academic & Government Publishing Business Executive
Martin L. Gibbs – Retired, Community Supporter
Mike Gustafson – Owner, Literati Bookstore of Ann Arbor
Mary Hays – Vice President, Bank of Ann Arbor
Patricia K. Headley – CDO, Library of Michigan Foundation (non-voting)
Rep. Donna Lasinski – Democratic House Leader, Michigan House of Representatives,
Roger Mendel – Retired, Director, Northland Library Cooperative
Kristie Reynolds – Director, Bath Township Public Library
Randy Riley – State Librarian, Library of Michigan (non-voting)
Anne Seurynck – Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC
Stephanie Williams – Director, WSU Press
For further information on potential board membership, please contact Board Chairman, Dan Arbour, at Darbour.apogee@gmailcom and/or Chief Development Officer, Patricia Headley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 517-303-3085.