Foundation Information: (760) 341-7323, extension 605
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All of our programs are funded by the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation

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

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 Library and Observatory the best in California, a Library for all ages and interests.

Current Foundation Board Members:

Mayor Iris Smotrich
Lucy Tagmyer, Chair
Jamie Kabler
Joe Manhart, Treasurer
Patrice Merritt, Vice-Chair
Claudette Pais, Secretary
Leslie Usow
Christine Hughes

Library Staff Liaison, Foundation CEO: Aaron Espinosa, Library Director

Supporting Your Library

The Foundation Welcomes Your Help

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory 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

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