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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
Caiti Busch
County of San Mateo
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Treasurer
Sonia Escobar
Exelixis
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board member

Secretary
Paul Wu
Meta
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Irene Chen
Member at Large
Roblox
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Angel Haight
Member at Large
SRI International
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Umair Shaikh
Member at Large
Aristocrat
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Ritu

Ritu Thaker
Member at Large
Google
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Jennie Li
Member at Large
Risk Strategies Company
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Tracy Zheng
Member at Large
Exelixis
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Kelly Chien
Member at Large
Babylist
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Paulo Tanaka
Member at Large
Amazon
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Lynsay Silverman
Member at Large
Meta
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Jeremy Dennis
Member at Large
Jeremy Dennis Consulting
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Ex-officio
Karen Cunningham
City of Brisbane Mayor, JPA Representative
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Ex-officio
Anne-Marie Despain
Director of Library Services
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Staff

Lindsey Freeland
Interim Executive Director
director@investinsmcl.org
(650) 312-5296