The Library Foundation

The Library Foundation Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri


The Library touches people in every stage of life. We fund programs to prepare children for their first year of school and to bring reading materials to the elderly and homebound. In between, the Library provides resources to young professionals, programming that keeps teenagers reading and support for online resources that allow adults to explore their history or learn a new language.

Since its inception in 1993, The Library Foundation has worked to further the Springfield-Greene County Library's goal of enriching the community with quality resources, facilities and programming — including extensive children's programming.

Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library

The Library Foundation facilitated fundraising efforts for high-profile projects such as the Library Center on South Campbell, southwest Missouri's first destination library, and the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library capital campaign.


  • President - Bruce Robison
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer, CoxHealth
  • Vice President - Laurie Edmondson, Ed. D.
    Dean of the School of Education and Child Development, Drury University
  • Secretary - Teresa Blair
    Community Volunteer / Civic Leader
  • Terry Breazeale, CPA
    President, Sturhahn, Breazeale & Co., PC
  • Melissa Haddow
    Retired Nonprofit Executive / Civic Leader
  • Molly Holtmann
    Director of Volunteer Services, Mercy Hospital
  • Richard Russell
    Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Trust and Investment Company
  • Julia Schreiber
    Community Volunteer / Civic Leader
  • Bob Shaw
    Community Volunteer / Civic Leader
    Friends of the Library Board Member

Ex Officio Members

  • Regina Greer Cooper
    Executive Director, Springfield-Greene County Library District.
  • Andrea McKinney, CFP®
    Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor, Central Trust Company;
    Member, Library Board of Trustees
  • Bill Kastler
    Community Volunteer / Civic Leader
    President, Friends of the Library