P.O. Box 602 Beaverton, OR 97075-0602

About the Beaverton Library Foundation


Founded in 1986, the Beaverton Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit governed by a volunteer board of directors. Funds raised provide a margin of excellence for our libraries and are not a replacement for public funding for the library.

Each year, the Beaverton Library Foundation funds and sponsors:

The annual Summer Reading program, reaching more than 7,500 children and teens to help them retain their reading skills while school is out

Literary contests for teens, including a poetry contest in April and a fiction contest in October; more than 500 teens submit their creative work.

An annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior who volunteers at the library


The Beaverton Library Foundation’s mission is to inspire continued excellence in our libraries by cultivating charitable giving.


Our vision for the foundation is to fund the future for the Beaverton City Library by turning passion into action.

Foundation Board Members

Michael Wong

Michael Wong, Board President

Board President
Occupation: Editor, Beaverton Resource Guide
Favorite Books/Quote: “When in doubt, go to the library!”




Gautam Kottapalli

Board Member
Occupation: Senior Renewals Manager, SurveyMonkey
Favorite Books/Quote: “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” -Steven King




Dave Szatmary

Board Member
Occupation: Retired, Former Vice-Provost, University of Washington
Favorite Books/Quote: Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War and Herman Melville, Moby Dick




Glenn Ferdman

Board Member
Occupation: Beaverton City Library Director
Favorite Books/Quote: “Make books your companions.” -Ibn Tibbon




Catherine Becker

Board Member
Occupation: Social Media Analyst, Fisher Investments
Favorite Books/Quote: “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” -Albert Einstein 




Erin LaPerle

Board Treasurer
Occupation: The Book Corner
Favorite Books/Quote: “So many books, so little time!”