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


2020 - 2021 Foundation Board of Directors
Barbara Sample, Community Volunteer

Vice President

Danell Jones, PhD, Author, English Professor

Steve StinsonCommunity Volunteer

Sara Becker, VP/Customer Communications Manager, First Interstate Bank

Additional Board Members

  • Molly Bell, Field Representative for Senator Jon Tester
  • David Darby, Library Board Liaison
  • Eileen McDonald, Community Volunteer
  • Evelyn Noennig, Community Volunteer
  • Becky Price, Community Volunteer and former owner of Billings Gymnastics School
  • Bernard Rose, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Rocky Mountain College
  • Mark Sanderson, Business Owner - Toucan Gallery
  • Joe Soueidi, Associate Attorney, Guthals, Hunnes & Reuss P.C.
  • Christopher "Shoots" Veis, Telecommunications and Civil Engineering
  • Julia Warmer, Digital Media Manager, Stockman Bank

Development Director
Leslie Modrow

Foundation Administrative Assistant
Carol Hefenieder