Who We Are.

The Sacramento Literacy Foundation, formerly the Sacramento Public Library Foundation, has raised more than $11 million for the Sacramento Public Library and recently has changed its name and broadened its focus on Literacy. The Literacy Foundation remains a community literacy convener and will direct all future fundraising toward accelerating language literacy rates in the Sacramento Region. Through donor support we have been able to make strategic investments in children’s literacy with positive results.

Revenue is generated by the Foundation through an annual giving program supported by more than 5,000 donors; major gifts from individuals including donor-named and donor-advised funds; foundation grants and corporate sponsorships; direct mail; and many planned giving opportunities including outright gifts of securities and gifts of life insurance, bequests, Revocable Living Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts as well as gifts of property.

The Foundation is an independent charitable organization.

Meet The Board President

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Ahamadou Bocar

Meet The Board Officers

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Randy Getz

Vice President

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Denise Timmons

Secretary & Interim Treasurer

Meet The At Large Board Members

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Clark Carter

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Robert Honaker

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Carlos Marquez III

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Jeannie Wong

Education Advisory Committee

The Education Advisory Committee is a formal group of educators and experts that inform the Foundation as we fund and support literacy programs.

  • Julius Austin, SHRA Promise Zone
  • Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood, Author and Educator
  • Todd Collins, California Reading Coalition
  • Elise Spang, Zaner-Bloser
  • Becky Sullivan, Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Maria Trejo, California Department of Education, Retired
  • Tami Wilson, Sacramento County Office of Education

Foundation Staff