The Downers Grove Public Library Foundation, incorporated in 2006, was made possible by a generous bequest from the Estate of Lillian Culbertson, a Downers Grove resident and dedicated library volunteer. ‘Lil’ managed the Technical Services Department at Skokie Public Library before her many years of service to our community. Her love for books and lifelong learning continues to guide our stewardship of her gift, and legacy.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing extraordinary enhancements to the library beyond traditional expense, and taxpayer support. Volunteer directors are generally appointed for a two-year term. If you are interested in serving your community through the DGPL Foundation, please send a note to

Directors serve with thoughtful purpose, and honor responsibilities entrusted to them by donors. Our library serves a diverse community of needs and people, and it is our mission to make each visit meaningful and memorable.

DGPL Foundation Board
David Altholz
Jill Kulbok Carlson
Kiki Ehlers
Katie Johnson
Elizabeth Jones
Andrea Knudsen
Jenny Levine, Secretary
Kate Magnusson
Brooks Ruyle, President
Dave Sosnow, Treasurer
Terisa Spector
Robin Tryloff, Vice President
Andersen Voinovich

Ex Officio
Julie Milavec, Library Director

Emeritus Board
John Mochel

We thank Krista Varsbergs for supporting the DGPL Foundation with communication and design services.