New Director Named to The Library Foundation

Nancy Lindberg

Nancy Lindberg

Nancy Lindberg, of Topeka, has been selected as The Library Foundation Executive Director. Lindberg is a successful fundraiser with expertise in major gifts, planned giving and gift annuities. Jeannie Slusher, The Library Foundation Chair, and Gina Millsap, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library CEO, announced their selection of Lindberg to succeed Kathy Groesbeck, who retired December 30, 2013, with 13 years of service with The Library Foundation.

“Nancy is a proven fundraising professional,” Millsap said. “I am confident Nancy’s expertise and her leadership of The Library Foundation will ensure a great future for the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.”

Most recently, Lindberg directed the philanthropy efforts of the Kansas Masonic Foundation, leading multiple successful campaigns for cancer research, including its $15 million Partnership for Life. She also has extensive experience in non-profit organization management and political campaigns. Lindberg was assistant to the Kansas Attorney General for 16 years after serving as president of the Kansas National Education Association for three terms and has worked as both and elementary teacher and college instructor. She is active in the community, including service with the Topeka Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals as immediate past president and ERC/Child Care Aware board member and 2011 president. She holds a Master of Science degree from Fort Hays State University.

As executive director for The Library Foundation, Lindberg will work closely with The Library Foundation’s 10-member Board of Trustees to cultivate and solicit philanthropic support, by providing conscientious stewardship as well as encourage appropriate community partnerships.

“I am excited to join the library team in our efforts to support this wonderful community resource,” Lindberg said. “ I look forward to the challenges and rewards in my work at The Library Foundation and getting to know the many library supporters.”

The purpose of The Library Foundation is to help secure financial resources in support of the collections, programs, services, technology and physical facilities of the library.

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