The Walnut Creek Library Foundation was formed in 1998 to support both the Walnut Creek Library and the Ygnacio Valley (Thurman G. Casey) Library.
Since its founding in 1998, the Walnut Creek Library Foundation has raised more than $6,000,000 for new and improved library facilities, collections, programs and services for both the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries.
The Library Foundation exceeded its goal and raised $5.5 million in private donations for the construction of the downtown Walnut Creek Library that opened in 2010, and in 2004 the Walnut Creek Library Foundation raised more than $180,000 for improvements at the Ygnacio Valley Library.
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation is a community-based 501(c) (3) organization that advocates for the Walnut Creek libraries and enhances their objective of meeting the cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of greater Walnut Creek by raising private funds and sponsoring programs, materials and events.
We are not a grant-making foundation. Rather, we raise funds from a variety of sources to enhance the collections, programs, and facilities of our local libraries.
Office: (925) 935-5395
Address: P.O. Box 4979, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Tax ID# 94-3312473
Board of Directors
Carole Wynstra – President
Kathy Hicks – Vice President, Development
Peter Magnani – Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Greg Nerland– Secretary
Naomi Fukumori – Treasurer
James Moore, Past-President
Gordon Baker Bob Brittain Karen Fay
Catherine Leutzinger Beverly Loder Peter Magnani
Kimberly Moore Scott Peterson Ward Pynn Diane Crowley Young
Administrative Director– Susan Moon
As Administrative Director at the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, Susan helps lead the organization’s mission to raise philanthropic and corporate support, create cultural and educational programs for the community, and advocate for the Walnut Creek libraries. She was previously program manager at Build Healthy Places Network, which is a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to improving low-income communities. Susan also has 10+ years of development experience, working in leadership gifts and corporate relations at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland and at Harvard University. Susan is a graduate of Wellesley College. After several moves between the west and east coasts, she now lives in Walnut Creek with her husband, two sons and dog.
Program Manager — Kelli Nero
As Program Manager, Kelli helps coordinate marketing for the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. She has more than 10 years experience as a television news writer and producer in the Bay Area and San Diego. While working in southern California, she was part of a team that won an Emmy for providing outstanding coverage of the 2007 San Diego wildfires. She is a graduate of Spelman College and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in the Walnut Creek area with her husband and dog, Brinkley.