Board of Directors

The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.

President and Director

  • Kelly Richards

Officers

  • D. Jeffry Benoliel, Chair
  • Jude Tuma, First Vice Chair
  • James J. Biles, Treasurer
  • Richard Greenawalt, Secretary
  • Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis, Vice Chair, Ex-Officio

Members

  • Johanna Belda Baek
  • Carol Banford
  • D. Jeffry Benoliel
  • James J. Biles
  • Benito Cachinero-Sánchez
  • Amy Coes
  • Jeffrey Cooper
  • Kristen De Paor
  • Tobey Gordon Dichter
  • Donald M. Generals
  • Richard A. Greenawalt
  • Melissa Grimm
  • Robert C. Heim
  • Renée Cardwell Hughes
  • Folasade A. Olanipekun-Lewis
  • Barbara Sutherland
  • Karla Trotman
  • Joe H. Tucker, Jr.
  • Jude Tuma
  • Dick Webster
  • Jay L. Weinstein

Emeritus

  • James H. Averill
  • Phyllis W. Beck
  • Peter A. Benoliel
  • Marie H. Field
  • Elizabeth H. Gemmill
  • W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
  • Alexander Kerr
  • Leslie Anne Miller
  • William R. Sasso
  • A. Morris Williams, Jr.

Foundation Staff Contacts

General Information
giving@freelibrary.org
215-567-7710