Newport News Public Library Foundation


To raise money and public awareness in the community to support the services and programs of the Newport News Public Library.

Foundation Information

The Newport News Public Library Foundation was established in 2007 to help support future library capital needs and programs. While the City of Newport News does provide funding for annual needs, additional funds are needed to provide the highest quality of services and programs. 

You can help ensure that the library is able to effectively plan for its future and provide valuable services and programs by donating to the Library Foundation. Your tax-deductible gift may be designated for a particular program, service, collection, or library of your choice. Donations are accepted in the form of cash, credit, planned giving, and stock.

The Foundation is a private non-profit corporation, 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. 

Foundation Members

  • David Salomon, President
  • Rebecca Butler, Treasurer
  • Eric Floyd, Vice Treasurer
  • Patricia Skinner, Ex Officio, Friends of the Library
  • Kelsey Bergan
  • Julie Richter
  • Donna Dangerfield
  • Anita Jennings, Library Director, Ex Officio


Legacy Gifts: 

Including the Newport News Public Library Foundation in your will, trust or other estate plan is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy that ensures that future generations have access to resources that support literacy through materials, programs and services.

Tribute Gifts:

Recognize an extraordinary person in your life with a tribute gift to the Newport News Public Library Foundation. Whether you want to commemorate a milestone, celebrate a special occasion, or honor a lost loved one, your gift will help support the lifelong learning resources available to the community.

Corporate Giving:

The Newport News Public Library reaches a diverse audience both onsite and online. We offer a rich selection of resources, a variety of public programs and we have a wide range of educational outreach initiatives. Corporate support is vital to the Newport News Public Library Foundation’s efforts to continue to enhance the quantity and quality of services offered by the Newport News Public Library.

Tax Return Donations

You can donate your State individual tax return to the Library! Every donation brings the Library one step closer to reaching its goals for early literacy and community engagement. Use code:  211302 NNPLS Foundation