The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation, which is organized to promote use of the Library and to provide additional funds for program enrichment. Gifts to the Foundation will ensure that the Library will continue to deliver the range and quality of services which have placed it among the top ranked libraries in California and the nation.

The Foundation has an eleven member Board, overseeing activities and the fundraising mission.

Board Members:

  • Terri Childs
  • Jamie Kabler
  • Leenie Kaplan
  • Joe Manhart
  • Patrice Merritt
  • Claudette Pais
  • Carol Resnick
  • Diane Rubin
  • Diane Sagan
  • Peter Samuels
  • Lucy Tagmyer
  • Lynn Walker

City Council Liaison

Mayor Richard Kite

Staff Liaison

Aaron Espinosa, Library Director

Meeting Schedule

The Foundation Board meets the first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, at 12:00 p.m., in the Barker Conference Room of the Rancho Mirage Library.