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:

  • Jamie Kabler
  • Joe Manhart
  • Patrice Merritt
  • Claudette R. Pais
  • Charles Rich
  • Diane Rubin
  • Diane Sagan
  • Peter Samuels
  • Lucy Tagmeyer
  • Lynn Walker

City Council Liaison

Mayor Charles Townsend

Staff Liaison

David Bryant, Library Director

Meeting Schedule

The Foundation meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. in the Barker Conference Room of the Rancho Mirage Public Library.  No meeting in the month of August.