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 Rancho Mirage Library Foundation Board

The Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to raising the necessary funds to maintain the Library’s status as the best for its size in California. The Board is comprised of energetic and involved individuals that are appointed by the Rancho Mirage City Council and who are committed to maintain the Library for all ages and interests.

Current Foundation Board Members:

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

Supporting Your Library

The Foundation Welcomes Your Support

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation welcomes your support in its fundraising efforts. Our Library is the new model for a 21st century community library. The support we receive from individual donors as well as businesses, private organizations, and other foundations, is what makes the difference in our ability to continue to provide the programs and services so vital to our community.

How the Foundation Supports the Library

Your tax-deductible donation to the Foundation funds the immense breath and diversity of programs and services offered to you throughout the year: Classic movies, documentaries, nature & science lectures, concerts and musicals, the Summer Reading Club for children, art exhibitions, availability of on-line tutorials, eBooks, access to audio and DVD collections, and access to the Library’s outstanding book collection. 1,200+ books and periodicals are checked out each day!

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory Foundation qualifies as a charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Contributions to the organization are tax-deductible. Federal taxpayer ID # 27-3559025.

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