P.O. Box 602 Beaverton, OR 97075-0602 info@beavertonlibraryfoundation.org 503-526-3703

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 (read the writing of some of the contest winners on our blog)

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, Board President

Michael Wong
President, Beaverton Historical Society
Editor, Beaverton Resource Guide


Mary Elizabeth Summer, Board Secretary

Mary Elizabeth Summer


Ellen Russell, Board Treasurer

Ellen Russell
Payroll Administrator, Alliant Systems

At Large

Erin Woolley, at large board member

Erin Woolley
Human Resource Professional, Wells Fargo

At Large

Joshua Pond, at large board member

Joshua Pond
Attorney, The Law Office of Siefman & Pond


Jennifer Johnson, ex-officio board member

Jennifer Johnson
Administration and Volunteer Services Manager

At Large

Tracy Thornton, at large board member

Tracy Thornton

Honorary Member

Ann Doyle, honorary board member

Ann Doyle
Teacher, Beaverton School District