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

Mission

Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries’ mission is to provide annual resources to support San Mateo County Libraries’ goals and system initiatives.

Vision

Our vision is to provide long-term financial health and success of the San Mateo County Libraries.

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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Secretary
Christopher Foster
Google
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Treasurer
Sonia Escobar
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Jessie Burgueño
Member at Large
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Caiti Busch
Member at Large
County Counsel, County of San Mateo
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Donna Estrin
Member at Large
Illusive Networks
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Sara Beth Janzen
Member at Large
California Academy of Sciences
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Holly Ornelas
Member at Large
T. Rowe Price
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Muhammad Umair Shaikh
Member at Large
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Colleen Vos
Member at Large
Community Member

Ex-officio
Karen Cunningham
City of Brisbane Mayor, JPA Representative

Ex-officio
Anne-Marie Despain
Director of Library Services

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

Staff

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

Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries