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The Ocean County Library Foundation
Joseph A. Guzzardo
James F. Fosbre, Jr.
Mary O. Malagiere

Grants and Awards | Donations | Branch Expansion | 2014 Donation Form

Officers were re-elected at the Annual Meeting of the Ocean County Library Foundation on Thursday, July 18, 2013, in the Administration Board Room of the Toms River Branch.  Officers re-elected to a one-year term are:

Joseph A.  Guzzardo, Chair
James F. Fosbre, Jr., Vice Chair
Mary O. Malagiere, Secretary
VACANT, Treasurer

2013-14 marks the 13th year for the Foundation and plans are underway for a variety of partnerships and programs to celebrate both the Foundation and the Ocean County Library.

This year, your support enabled the Ocean County Library Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, to donate $110,000.00 in support of the renovation of our Brick Branch.  This donation supported a renovation that expanded the capacity of our second busiest branch and positions it to better serve the Brick community for several years.

The Ocean County Library Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt organization established in 2001, to enhance the services and opportunities offered to all Ocean County Library users.  We support and believe in the Ocean County Library’s Mission of “Connecting People, Building Community”.  The Foundation undertakes a variety of fund-raising and grant – writing activities, using our skills at raising both private and public funds to provide support for non-traditional library programs and services not covered by tax dollars or budget.  The Library Foundation is committed toward the goal of enhancing all library services, programs, and facilities to foster an appreciation and awareness of the Ocean County Library in the community.

Members of the community serve on the Foundation Board. Current board members are:

  • Joseph A. Guzzardo, Ocean County Library Foundation, Chair, Director of Communications Thomas Edison State College
  • James F. Fosbre, Jr., Ocean County Library Foundation, Vice-Chair
  • Mary O. Malagiere, Ocean County Library Foundation, Secretary
  • John K. Dougherty
  • John A. Ernst, III
  • Jerald A. Jellets
  • Benjamin J. Keogh
  • Elaine H. McConnell
  • Kathryn Oles
  • Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq.
  • Patricia Siciliano
  • Steven E. Yost, Haines and Yost

Susan Quinn, Director of the Ocean County Library, serves on the Foundation as an ex officio member. Franklin H. Berry, Jr. serves as the Foundation Counsel.

John K. Dougherty
John A. Ernst, III
James F. Fosbre, Jr.
Joseph A. Guzzardo
Mary O. Malagiere
Elaine McConnell
Jerald A. Jellets
Benjamin J. Keogh
Mary O. Malagiere
Elaine H. McConnell
Patricia Siciliano
Steven E. Yost
Kathryn Oles
Jonathan Z. Petro, Esq.
Patricia Siciliano
Steven E. Yost

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