WhO WE ARE

History

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation opens doors by offering critical support to the Santa Barbara Public Library.

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation was created as an independent funding organization in 2012 to serve the two city libraries, Central and Eastside.

Our First Project

The Foundation raised over $4.6 million for its first project, to support the construction of the new Children’s Library at the Central Library and to create an accompanying endowment.

The Foundation’s success was made possible in part due to the efforts of a stellar Capital Campaign Committee comprised of co-chairs Janet Garufis, Jim Jackson, and Scott Brittingham, with committee members Christie Glanville and Elizabeth Slaught.

Our Mission

Who We Are

Our Success

Our Mission

Who We Are

Our Success

Alan Brumberger is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Brumberger is the Chief Executive Officer and General Securities Principal for Emerald Point Capital, LLC a FINRA Registered Broker Dealer in New York. He has held numerous leadership positions and Board memberships in various philanthropic organizations and investment banking firms including President and CEO of Shearson American Express International Limited, the firm’s international investment banking arm in London. He is excited to do his part to help the Santa Barbara Public Library continue and build upon its remarkable record of being a fundamental community resource in broadening our citizens’ literacy.