Foundation Information: (760) 341-7323, extension 605
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Who We Are

The Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is made up of energetic and caring people, friends and neighbors you may know. These directors are devoted to the Library that you use and enjoy. Their mission is to expand funding to put emphasis on keeping the Rancho Mirage Public Library the best in California, a Library for all ages and interests.

Current Foundation Board Members:

Mayor Ted Weill
Diane Sagan, Chair 2016/17
Patrice Merritt, Vice-Chair 2016/17
Linda Bray
Charles Rich
Patrice Merritt
Joe Manhart
Claudette R. Pais
Peter Samuels
Lynn Walker
Lucy Tagmyer
James H. Kabler III

Library Staff Liaison, Foundation CEO: David Bryant, Library Director

Supporting Your Library

The Foundation Welcomes Your Help

The Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation welcomes your support for its fundraising efforts. Our Library is outstanding, recognized as the best Library for its size in California. The Library has long thrived on its private/public partnership. Early gifts from the Annenberg's and others provided the land, a portion of basic infrastructure, furnishings, and much more to the Library that you know, use, and love.

How the Foundation Supports the Library

Your gifts fund the Library's extraordinary calendar of events | The Library's Summer Reading Club for children | Books and eBooks that build the Library's outstanding collection | Managing the Book Nook | Sponsoring Concerts | Providing new IT opportunities | Sponsoring the online Homework Center | Supporting audio and DVD collections | Sponsoring art exhibitions

Create a... Literary Legacy

It's an Opportunity

Create a... Literary Legacy offers you opportunities in New Naming at a variety of gift levels, opportunities to support your special programming interests, and opportunities to fund portions of the Library's book and media collection that match your interests in history, the arts, sports, fiction and more.

Building Space

An earlier naming initiative identified building spaces that were successfully dedicated. Expanding on those opportunities allows for more people to have a permanent space namedin the Library. Plaques will be placed on the item named or at the entry to the space named.

Music and Theater

The Library offers a world-class events calendar that rivals arts and cultural center venues. Sponsoring an event or annual series of lectures, concerts, theater or film is a very special gift of a season of outstanding performances for as many as four hundred people in a major program.

Art, Film and Lectures

The Library’s season includes art, film, lectures and a summer full of events for children... all part of the programming life of the busiest Library in California. Naming a series for a full year is a wonderful tribute and a memorable gift to our community.

Naming a Collection

Naming a collection is a gift that grows, as books are added on an ongoing basis. One to three books will receive bookplates and when a collection is named, the donor’s name or name of person being honored will be mounted to the Library’s wooden stack end panels, very clearly displaying an enduring legacy.


Throughout the Library, individual chairs may be named. Consider creating aLiterary Legacy while adding to the comfort of Library patrons every day.

Create Your Literary Legacy

Please read through and print out the Create a... Literary Legacy brochure and mail with your check to:
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation
71-100 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270

Thank You!

Thank you for considering a gift to the Rancho Mirage Library Foundation. We know you have many charitable options in our Valley. Your interest in our mission is deeply appreciated.
RMPL Foundation

All of our programs are funded by the Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation

For more information, please call (760) 341-7323, extension 605.