MONTCLAIR FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

aka Montclair Public Library Foundation   |   Montclair, NJ   |  www.montclairplf.org

Mission

The Montclair Public Library Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that develops philanthropic support for the Montclair Public Library. Established in 2002, the Montclair Public Library Foundation strives to increase funding for Library programs, collection enhancement, staff development, special projects and other critical needs that exceed municipal funding. Through the development of new financial resources, the Montclair Public Library Foundation seeks to ensure that the Library meets the needs of its diverse community and maintains its stature as one of the foremost libraries in the State of New Jersey.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Mary Packer

Main address

50 South Fullerton Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042 USA

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EIN

82-0558746

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (A11)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Children's Summer Reading Club Program

Provide funding for performances and summer reading club program for children and teens.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides internet access to students who do not have access to the technology at home

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Delivers Library materials weekly to those who are unable to visit the library due to health, mobility, or other issues.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Vision is
- To enhance and expand the library's role as a center of learning, cultural enrichment, and community interaction. The Foundation provides an additional source of funds to supplement, not replace, public funding.
- To champion free and equitable access to information, resources, and opportunities for all people.
- To ensure the future of our library as a robust center of literacy, economic opportunity, life-long learning, discovery, and community life.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MONTCLAIR FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 5/4/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Irena Goldstein

Gina Fortt

Reading Specialist

Irena Goldstein

Paul Hastings LLP

Emily Hagen

MSCI

Jared Miller

Citadel

Susan Mellin

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Tim O'Brien

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center

Jennifer Philips

Book Artist

Robert Tortoriello

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Sheila Boyd

Disney/ABC News Digital

Aman D'Mello

CASA for Children of Essex County

Rosemary Iversen

Montclair Holdings

Marni Jessup

Watchung Books

Seo Hee Koh

New York University

Max Tourtelot

FINRA

Erica Barrett

Teacher

Jason Tanz

Apple News

Heather Moore

Meta, Inc.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/01/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/29/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.