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Children's Hospital Colorado


Sponsored by Friends of PPLD

Thank You to Our Donors

"I used the library as I searched for employment. My use of the computer is rather limited and the staff was exceptionally helpful. Everyone here is extremely knowledgeable and helpful to everyone who requests assistance. I can’t begin to tell you just how grateful I am for a job and for all of you." –Sand Creek Library Patron "The library is my new I just hop online and shop around for what books to order. It’s great because my family is on a budget." -PPLD Patron "The start/stop pins we made on the 3D printer for our landscape lighting were a success. What a great experience it was for us, not only to have a finished product that worked, but we learned something new." -21c MakerSpace patrons

Private gifts help make us successful. With private community support in 2014, concerned and generous individuals and businesses have been on the forefront of a movement that makes a real difference in the lives of our citizens. Contributions helped support:

  • The match required for challenge grants toward facility improvements at East Library and Penrose Library
  • Equipping the new maker spaces at Library 21c and East Library
  • Summer Reading Program support for over 20,000 young readers and 5,000 teen readers
  • Critically useful data bases like that offers thousands of on line videos on software, creative and business skills
  • All Pikes Peak Reads programs offer community-wide discussions on the human condition inspired by the one-community read
  • Drawing tablets for Ruth Holley Library to introduce “artistic and technological literacy” with Digital Drawing Classes
  • A collaboration with the Littleton Immigrant Resources Center to install a Citizenship Corner at Ruth Holley Library
  • 5 Finch robots with laptops for traveling STEM kits
  • Meeting the needs of adult learners to complete their GED with one-on-one tutoring, materials, classroom space
  • Equipping the new Educational Resource Center at East Library with after school learning experiences.

Few institutions are charged with serving people of all ages and walks of life with relevant and entertaining programs, community spaces, and materials as is your public library. We are a lifeline to technology, online resources for employment, and continuing education for everyone in the Pikes Peak Region. We invite you to join us and be a part of this movement and support that educational lifeline. Thank you very much for your generosity!

Foundation Board of Directors

  • President - Jennifer Bain, Attorney at Law serving Greater Colorado Springs
  • Vice President - Laura Ettinger-Harwell, Moxie Girl Public Relations
  • Secretary - Pamela Street, Retired
  • Treasurer - Patty Froehle, Polestar Collaborative
  • Ken Beach, Cascade Investment Group -Managing Partner & President
  • Michael Berniger, Attorney, BBD Legal
  • Arlen Feldman, MetaMetta Software
  • Nadine Hensler, Senior Business Development Manager, GE Johnson
  • Tilah Larson, Manager of Programs, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO)
  • Neil Marks, Financial Advisor, Prime Financial Strategies, Inc.
  • Kathleen Owings, Principal & Financial Advisor, Westbilt Financial
  • Paula Pollet, Vice President, Ent Wealth Management - Retired

Advisory Council

  • Aje Sakamoto
  • Lynne Telford

Ex-Officio Members

  • Teona Shainidze-Krebs, Interim CEO and Chief Librarian, PPLD
  • Rita Jordan, President, Friends of Pikes Peak Library District


  • Courtney Deuser, Individual Giving Coordinator
  • Jill Miller, Database Administrator