About the Laramie County Library Foundation
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. To date, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for the System to support building a new facility, innovative programming and services and the expansion of our award-winning collections. Without our generous donors, the System could not meet the expectations of library patrons.
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
- Broadcaster Walter Cronkite
About the Foundation Director
A Cheyenne native, Bruce Thomson graduated from the University of Wyoming in Communications and has advanced degrees from Purdue University and Boston College. Prior to his returning to Cheyenne from Denver, Bruce created and directed an award-winning community relations program for Apache Corporation, one of the nation’s largest independent energy companies.
Long an advocate for the arts and humanities, Bruce is the former Chair of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and was an active participant in the creation of the Denver Cultural Plan and Public Art Program. His expertise includes building beneficial partnerships among diverse community groups.
Bruce participated in Cheyenne Vision 2020 and has served as an advisor for the UW College of Arts and Sciences, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
About the Foundation Board of Directors
The Board works to enhance and enrich library programs, services and needs as determined by the LCL System Board of Directors, the County Librarian and staff.
The board consist of 5 to 21 members and meets once a month. If you are interested in serving the library in this capacity, please contact the Foundation.
Vacancies are filled every June during the board’s annual meeting.
Laramie County Library Foundation
Board of Directors
Lori Schoene — President
Don Day, Jr. — Vice President
D. Sharon Fain — Secretary
Tom Bass — Treasurer
Dorrie Jones — At Large
Ana Alston — At Large
Mike Williams — Immediate Past President
Jenifer E. Scoggin
Laramie County Library System Board Chair
Beth Howard (Ex Officio)
Laramie County Library System County Librarian
Lucie Osborn (Ex Officio)