Our Mission

The mission of the Billings Public Library Foundation is to raise vital funds to provide a margin of excellence for the Billings Public Library.

Vision and Purpose

The Billings Public Library Foundation is committed to ensure long-term financial health and growth of the Billings Public Library through private giving and endowments. Through a public/private alliance, the Foundation's vision is to offer our community a library with the best resources and most innovative services and programming possible.

Adopted April 16, 2013


Foundation Board of Directors
Bob Griffin, Attorney, Crowley Fleck PLLP

Immediate Past President
Kathy Cross, Community Volunteer

Vice President

Suzanne McKiernan, Community Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator for Big Sky Senior Services 

George Warmer, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial CBS

Molly Bell, Principal, Hilltop Public Solutions

Additional Board Members

  • Sara Becker, VP/Customer Communications Manager, First Interstate Bank
  • Heather Fink, Program Manager, Community Health Improvement Program, Alliance: RiverStone Health, Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare
  • Doug James, Attorney, Moulton Bellingham PC
  • Danell Jones, PhD, Author, English professor
  • Bernard Rose, Library Board Liaison, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Rocky Mountain College
  • Barbara Sample, Community Volunteer
  • Cara Schaer, Community Volunteer

Development Director
Leslie Modrow

Foundation Administrative Assistant
Carol Hefenieder