Emerging Leaders of the Boston Public Library Fund are individuals who are committed to helping shape the Library's vision and support its crucial role in Boston and beyond.

EL Members

About Us

Emerging Leaders of the Boston Public Library Fund ensure the BPL continues to meet its commitment of free to all.

Made up of some of the city’s most dynamic young thinkers, the Emerging Leaders are dedicated to supporting the crucial role the Library plays in Boston and beyond. In 2023, members collectively raised more than $200,000 for the Library’s programs, services, and collections.

Emerging Leaders access a community of young professionals and a year’s worth of networking, learning, and events. Meetings are held quarterly and benefits include:

– Private tours of the historic McKim Building
– Emerging Leaders Book Club
– Reserved seating at author talks
– Special Collections tours
– Invitations to Library events

As the group grows and evolves, we will look to our members to help shape our efforts.

How to Join

Emerging Leaders are selected annually. The recruitment and the application process take place each November and December. 

We look forward to connecting with you! 

Meet the Board

Courtney Allen
Emma Bannen
Elyssa Barrett
Emily Belthoff
Christine Beluk
Noelle Benavides
Taylor Buck
Patricia Cahill
Brigid Charest
Maggie Chipman
Jessie Clifton
Michael Cohen
Charles Cormier
Kasey Cox
Amy Dai
Alina Dess
Katherine Donahue
Madeleine Drouin
Julia Dunn
Turley Duque
Delainey Fitzgerald
Liam Fortin
Molly Gibbons
Jessica Grande
Christina Gregg
Evangeline Grove
Anu Gupte
Brenden Hagner
Blair Hammond
Katie Hayward
Connie Henderson
Sara Higgins
Anna Honig
Daniel (DJ) Jeng

Madi Jolly
Soo Ji Jung
Nikita Kalluri
Sara Komorowski
Marianne Konikoff
Narcisse Kunda
Jenna Lahaie
René LaPointe Jameson
Francesca Lavelle
Kevin Lawlor
Michael Lee
Lydia Lefevre
Marissa Marandola
Matt Marra
Gabriella Martin
Maddie Nation
Ezinne Ndukwe-Ajala
Zipporah Osei
Meghan Perdue
Kendra Pickard
Thomas Johannes Post Bender
Al-qamarudeen Rilwanu
Jonah Robison
Meredith Robison
Marvin Rocha
Andy Rosen
Julia Sheehan
Jaquelyn Shroyer
Lara Shuqom Gehl
Brenna Soingler
Shaylyn Sullivan
Magdalen Teodecki
Kirsten Walley
Kirstin Wasden
Ashley Watson
Amanda Weis Perrone
Kelsey Westrich
Erik Wilder
Audrey Wynne
Adrienne Zak Hunt

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