FORT WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Taking Learning Beyond The Library

aka FWPLF   |   Fort Worth, TX   |  www.fwplf.org

Mission

The mission of The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation is to inspire, secure, and grow philanthropic support and advocacy to benefit the Fort Worth Public Library and our diverse community.

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Ms. Andrea Ash

Main address

500 West 3rd St

Fort Worth, TX 76102 USA

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EIN

75-2486106

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Launch Pad College Application Mentoring Program

The LaunchPad college application mentoring program, established in 2009, provides free individual and small and large group presentations to Fort Worth ISD juniors and seniors interested in attending college. Services focus on first-generation prospective college students from underrepresented populations and students with special needs or backgrounds. The objectives of LaunchPad are to help young applicants demonstrate college readiness and insightful, polished essay responses while teaching writing strategies for college and beyond.

LaunchPad impacts approximately 1,500 students annually through individual counseling, small group workshops , and school presentations. During 2021-2022, 130 students participated in individual mentoring. They reported 72 college acceptances and $3.1M in college scholarships.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Children’s Author Series began in 1997 to expose children from across our city to working authors and how they create their stories, inspiring young minds to read and write. To date, more than 40,000 schoolchildren in all neighborhoods have enjoyed a free live author presentation in a library or school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Fort Worth Public Library offers the only free Spanish-language High School Equivalency preparation class in Tarrant County. The Library provides instruction and fees to cover exams, books, course supplies, and graduation ceremonies for participating students. The class prepares students to take the four subject-area GED exams required to earn a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency. This virtual program allows many more students to participate than in person because it eliminates the need to secure reliable childcare daily. The first graduating class in March 2022 had 13 students.
The Spanish-language high school equivalency class is an important step toward meeting the Library's community vitality goals. This class gives an underserved community the ability to secure better employment opportunities, continue their educational journey, and use their commitment to certification as a step toward securing US citizenship.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Launch Pad College Application Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is a student-reported metric. Some students might not report college/university scholarship offers to the LaunchPad program director.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Launch Pad College Application Mentoring Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

LaunchPad students do not always report college/university scholarship offers. These amounts are reported awards.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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FORT WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Bond Malone

JPMorgan Chase

Term: 2022 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Varun Mallipaddi

Frost Bank

Term: 2022 - 2022

Julia Huseman

Enforcement Attorney United States SEC

Walter Littlejohn

The Fort Worth Club

Bond Malone

JPMorgan Chase Bank

Karen Precella

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Jacob Smith

Luther King Capital Management

Elena Yorio

Community Volunteer

Hayden Blackburn

Tech Fort Worth

Seth Burt

Desert Royalty Company

J. Carter Cook

FWISD

Jonathan Deweese

Luther King Capital Management

Daris Frencha

The Benefit Boutique

Varun Mallipaddi

Frost Bank

Corrie Hood-Howard

Huckabee Architects Fort Worth

Martin McDonald

Community Member

John McKenzie

Raymond James

Drew Neal

Kelly Hart & Hallman

Pam Percival

PR-Medical City Healthcare

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/22/2022

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
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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