About Us

Passionate support for your library

About the ACPL Foundation


The mission of the Albany County Public Library Foundation is to generate funds through gifts, endowments, memorials and special programs in order to improve the Albany County Public Library in perpetuity through specific programs, direct financial assistance and community outreach.

The ACPL Foundation was created in 1976 and became an incorporated 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation in 1978. The ACPL Foundation was created to help raise funds for a new building. The ACPL Foundation successfully assisted with this endeavor and proudly supported ACPL opening the doors to its new building in 1981.

Since that time, the ACPL Foundation has worked diligently to raise funds for the public library. Since the year 2000, ACPLF has provided a minimum of $60,000 to the library each year. In a community where government funds stretch to cover personnel and some operating costs, Albany County Public Library relies on library foundation funding for programming, technology, materials, building maintenance, supplies, continuing education, and special projects.

The ACPL Foundation functions as a separate organization, independent from the library, with the sole purpose of providing financial support for Albany County Public Library.

Learn more about the ACPL Foundation and its donors by reading our annual reports.

ACPL Foundation Board of Directors:


The Board of Directors has nine voting members and four ex-officio, non-voting members.

  • Teresa Jensen, Vice President
  • Lindsay Merseal, Secretary
  • Rajeev Patel, Treasurer
  • Barbara Chatton, Member
  • Dale Eslinger, Member
  • Jessica Flock, Member
  • Vacant Position
  • Paul Irish, Member
  • Audrey Kleinsasser, Member
  • Jo-Carol Ropp, Liaison to ACPL
  • Sally Oviatt, Liaison to the Friends of the Library
  • Ruth Troyanek, Library Director
  • Caitlin White, ACPL Foundation Director

Contact Us


Caitlin White, Executive Director

Phone: 307-721-2580 x5456

Direct Line: 307-460-2481
Email: cwhite@acplwy.org

Jacque Graef, Administrative Specialist

Phone: 307-721-2580 x5457
Email: jgraef@acplwy.org

Vicki McGowan, Bookkeeper

Phone: 307-721-2580 x5443
Email: vmcgowan@acplwy.org

Mailing Address:

Albany County Public Library Foundation
310 S. 8th St.
Laramie, WY 82070

Albany County Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 833
Laramie, WY 82073

Financial Information: