Tiverton Library Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT- To secure funds to support the operational and capital needs of the Tiverton Public Library.

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Stuart Gilfillen, Chair.
Director of Education, US Sailing Association. Chair, Tiverton Recreation & Beaches Commission.

Kathryn Hopkins, Esq., Secretary.
Attorney, Reynolds, Demarco & Boland.

Joyce Dunagan, Treasurer. Semi-Retired Legal Administrator.
Friends of Tiverton Library Board Member and Volunteer.

Voting Members

Eileen Browning, Director of Grants.
Retired Nonprofit Executive Director. Volunteer, Tiverton Land Trust.

Erica Peña-Vest
Writer. Public & Media Relations Professional. Military Spouse. Community Advocate.

Donna W. Edwards
First-grade teacher.

Non-Voting Members

Catherine Damiani
Tiverton Library Director, Ex-Officio.

Rep. Jay Edwards
Tiverton Library Trustees, Liaison.


The Tiverton Library Foundation appreciates the vital role of donors in creating the new Tiverton Public Library, the “Crown Jewel” of Rhode Island’s public library system.  It is the heart of our community - a welcoming place for individuals and groups to read, work, relax, learn and meet for socializing and for exchanging ideas.

The Foundation reinforces the essential need for public support, and works to supplement this with additional funding from foundations, businesses, organizations and individuals.

Your donation can ensure the long-term vitality of the Library to transform people’s lives. Your gift can provide equipment, materials, and programs to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of all.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

polar plunge people running into water

9th Annual Penguin Plunge

We'd like to thank all of our generous donors and penguins who participated in the 2020 Penguin Plunge at Grinnell's Beach on Wednesday, January 1st!

The Tiverton Yacht Club raised over $1,000 for the Tiverton Library Foundation on this blustery New Years Day.