Get to know the Pierce County Library Foundation

The Pierce County Library Foundation inspires support for the Pierce County Library System by funding enhancements and innovations, advocating for the library, and building partnerships.

We have a vision to strengthen literacy for everyone in Pierce County to build an equitable, knowledgeable, engaged, and empowered community.  We are dedicated to strengthening literacy by providing individuals free access to information to improve and enrich their lives, and to building a vibrant community through a robust public library system.

Gifts to the Foundation are invested in:

  • Literacy and Library resources.
  • Digital tools and Technology.
  • Areas of greatest need.

Our Values

We are guided by our values:

  • Integrity
  • Partnerships/Relationships
  • Equitable access to library resources and services
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Innovation – Curiosity fuels connection
  • Gratitude
  • Freedom of expression
  • Community-centered

Foundation Staff 

Foundation Director
Dean Carrell

Grant Writer & Prospect Research Associate
Lauren Angelo

Foundation Officer for Operations & Engagement
Christina Greene

Development Specialist
Katie Jay 

Annual Giving & Donor Engagement Associate
Alana Nodell

Contact Us


Pierce County Library Foundation
3005 112th St E
Tacoma, WA 98446-2115

How we are different from the Friends of the Library.

The Foundation engages with individual, foundation, and corporate donors to raise funds to support Library programs. Gifts from donors build the library collections, fund the purchase of giveaway books, and strengthen library programs and services for the benefit of the Pierce County Library System community.

Friends of the Library groups are member-supported, nonprofit organizations that support library services in their local communities. These community members advocate for their library and raise support and awareness through book sales and other activities.

Foundation 990 >
View the 990 archive for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Pierce County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Tax ID number: 51-0180293