People have been at the epicenter of who we are, why we do what we do, and how we achieve our mission year after year.
Through the years we have seen customers become members, members become volunteers, and volunteers become board members.
The photo above is of the historic Julia Ideson Building at 550 McKinney in Downtown Houston. Ms. Ideson was one of the vital pioneers and leaders of our Houston Libraries, whose energy and talents knew no bounds. It is because of leaders like her, readers like you, and a leadership team like those listed below that her vision and ingenuity continue to live on.
Friends of hpl Operating Committee
Lauren Guillerman, Chairperson
Paul Chapman, Vice Chair
Chris Kiklas, Treasurer
Houston public library foundation Staff
Sally Swanson, CFRE, Executive Director | Email
Rose Hinojosa, Marketing and Events Director | Email
Avis L. McCray, Philanthropy Coordinator | Email
Mona Fluitt, Interim Accountant | Email
Bryan Cardenas, Volunteer and Warehouse Coordinator | Email
Tony Barilla, Volunteer and Warehouse Coordinator | Email
Houston PUBLIC LIBRARY
Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, Director of Libraries