About Roberta

A graduate of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Roberta holds a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropic Studies and a Master of Public Affairs degree with a concentration in nonprofit management. In her role as President, Roberta solicits and stewards gifts from a wide range of individual, foundation and corporate donors and works closely with the Foundation's Board of Directors. She has been with the Library Foundation in various capacities since 2002. She currently serves on the board of the Franklin Township Education Foundation.

Where did you receive your first Library card?

Stanford Free Library, Stanfordville, NY (The building was designed by Stanfordville resident and architect Alfred Butts, who invented Scrabble.)

What’s your favorite way to use the Library?

The Library’s abundant collection of downloadable audio books keeps me entertained while driving, cleaning and cooking, making these chores more pleasant! Reference USA and ProQuest Newsstand are my go-to databases for fundraising research. I also love letting our supporters know when their high school yearbooks are part of the Library’s Digital Indy collection. Seeing their yearbooks online helps them reminisce and connect to the Library in an unexpected way.