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

DGPL Foundation Board
Barnali Khuntia
Andrea Knudsen
Jenny Levine
Kate Magnusson
Kathleen March, Secretary
Jill Mikrut, Vice President
Genene Murphy, President
Ed Pawlak, Treasurer
Brooks Ruyle
Robin Tryloff

Ex Officio
Julie Milavec, Library Director

Emeritus Board
John Mochel
Tom Read

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