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


2017 - 2018 Foundation Board of Directors
Suzanne McKiernan, Community Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator for Big Sky Senior Services

Immediate Past President
Bob Griffin, Attorney, Crowley Fleck PLLP

Vice President

Barbara Sample, Community Volunteer

George Warmer, Managing Partner, Coldwell Banker Commercial CBS

Molly Bell, Field Representative for Senator Jon Tester

Additional Board Members

  • Sara Becker, VP/Customer Communications Manager, First Interstate Bank
  • Doug James, Attorney, Moulton Bellingham PC
  • Danell Jones, PhD, Author, English professor
  • Bernard Rose, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Rocky Mountain College
  • Mark Sanderson, Business Owner - Toucan Gallery
  • Eileen McDonald, Community Volunteer
  • Cara Schaer, Community Volunteer
  • David Darby, Library Board Liaison

Development Director
Leslie Modrow

Foundation Administrative Assistant
Carol Hefenieder