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Our Foundation



The Bernardsville Library Foundation has a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that all donations and gifts to the Foundation are used for the purposes intended by the donor(s). We take this responsibility seriously. To ensure the efficient use of private funding, the Foundation has established a Financial Committee and an Investment Committee to:

  • Provide financial oversight for the accounting, management and investment of all funds.

  • Establish an internal management control system.

  • Review and approve an annual operating and budget before presenting it to the Foundation Board of Trustees for adoption.

  • Monitor the use of restricted funds and establish spending policies for all resources.

2024 Bernardsville Library Foundation Investment Committee:

Jamie Bertoni, Chair

Patrice O. Cummings

Debbie Heimerl

Michael Myers

Since 2011, the Bernardsville Library Foundation has granted $800,000 to the Bernardsville Public Library to close the gap between public funding and the cost of Library operations. In the same time period, the Bernardsville Library Foundation has raised $674,594 (as of 3/31/2024) in Endowment.


The Foundation Board of Trustees is grateful to the citizens of Bernardsville and to all our generous donors for their continued support of the Bernardsville Library Foundation.

The Bernardsville Library Foundation IRS 990 Forms:

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