Columbus Metropolitan Library
Tax dollars enable the very existence of the library, but philanthropic support from donors like you, given through the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (CMLF), allows the library to take its programs and services even further; to pivot, change and innovate to really be there in the way that our community needs us. Thanks to your giving, we can truly be a thriving community where wisdom prevails.
Together with you, CMLF supports the library’s immediate needs and long-range goals through generous private donations, ensuring the library’s collection, programs and services will be available for generations of learners to come.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation provides financial support for the library’s greatest needs and highest priorities through generous gifts from donors like you.
Every day, CML provides vital services to the central Ohio community, from sparking conversations about social justice to helping our youngest readers build a foundation for lifelong learning. Your support ensures CML is able to offer programs and services free to all.
The Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation Board holds responsibility for the Foundation’s fundraising and investment activities.
Barbara Derrow, Past President (Community Volunteer)
Tanisha Lyon Brown
Tom Katzenmeyer, CML Board Representative
Patrick Losinski, Ex-Officio
Lauren Hilsheimer Meier
Katie Peet, FOL Board Representative
Corde Westwater Robinson
David White, CML Board Representative
We are here to answer any of your questions about past or future gifts to Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation.
Director of Development
Contact Rachel Heine
Contact Lauren Bell
Donor Relations & Operations Manager
Contact Lisa Kristensen
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
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Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, Ohio 43215