Investing in the Future
of Your Libraries
Investing in the Future
of Your Libraries

Mission

To enhance awareness of San Mateo County Libraries and expand equitable access to its services. To build resources that strengthen San Mateo County Libraries and deepen connections to its community.

Vision

Empowering San Mateo County Libraries to better serve the community.

About Us

San Mateo County Libraries serve the diverse communities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, North Fair Oaks, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside and the unincorporated areas of the County. The primary source of library revenue comes from dedicated property taxes and covers the staffing and basic operational costs of the libraries, however, the extensive and innovative programming offered for all ages comes from one-time funds, which are not guaranteed year after year. The Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries was established in 2018 to build this legacy for our communities.

Board of Directors

Chair/Treasurer
Jarrett Jessup
Franklin Templeton
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Vice Chair
Tanya Beat
County of San Mateo
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Treasurer
Sonia Escobar
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Secretary
Christopher Foster
Google
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Caiti Busch
Member at Large
County Counsel, County of San Mateo
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Irene Chen
Member at Large
Roblox
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Donna Estrin
Member at Large
Illusive Networks
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Angel Haight
Member at Large
Maxar Technologies
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Sara Beth Janzen
Member at Large
California Academy of Sciences
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Dianne Keen-Kim
Member at Large
Natera
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Muhammad Umair Shaikh
Member at Large
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Ritu Thaker
Member at Large
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Colleen Vos
Member at Large
Community Member

board member

Paul Wu
Member at Large
Meta
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Ex-officio
Karen Cunningham
City of Brisbane Mayor, JPA Representative

Ex-officio Carole Groom
Library JPA Board Member
San Mateo County Supervisor

Ex-officio
Anne-Marie Despain
Director of Library Services

Staff

Raquel España
Executive Director
respana@investinsmcl.org
(650) 312-5296

Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries