The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation was incorporated in 1986 by a group of committed citizens to serve as an avenue through which private and public donors could partner in a legacy of giving and support for the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
As an incorporated, not-for-profit society, the Foundation raises funds and administers endowments, donations, and bequests for the Library. The Foundation annually grants funds to the Library that are used to provide enhancements to spaces, collections, and programs that go further than could be achieved through District funding alone. These enhancements contribute to West Vancouver Memorial Library’s reputation for innovation and excellence.
The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation believes that great libraries help build great communities. The Foundation works to provide funds for projects identified by the Library as having high value to the community, and requiring additional or full support. The donations that fund these projects in turn contribute to ensuring everyone in our diverse community has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential by having access to the best, most forward-thinking public library service possible.
A dedicated and hardworking volunteer Board of Directors govern the Foundation. Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting by the Foundation Members (West Vancouver Memorial Library Board Trustees with the exception of the West Vancouver Municipal Council representative), for a term of two years. Similarly, the Members appoint the Chair of the Foundation. The other Officers of the Foundation are appointed from the Directors by the Foundation itself.
The two primary responsibilities of the Directors are fundraising and stewardship of the Foundation’s assets. The Foundation operates in close cooperation with the Library staff and Library Board.
WVML Foundation Directors
|Rosemary Murchison||2018||Secretary (& Privacy Officer)|
|Koichi Ronald Shimoda||2022||Director|
An invitation for new Foundation Board members
WVML Foundation invites applications from prospective Board members. The Foundation is particularly interested in applicants with legal, fundraising or financial/accounting experience. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of every month, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the exception of July and December (when there are no meetings). Meeting times may be changed at the discretion of the Foundation Board Chair. The Foundation appreciates the diversity in our community and is committed to having representation and involvement of all cultures on its Board. If you are passionate about your Library, please complete the application form below. Enquiries may be addressed to email@example.com.
For more information, please contact Rosemary Murchison, Foundation Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org