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.
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
Daniel (DJ) Jeng
Soo Ji Jung
René LaPointe Jameson
Thomas Johannes Post Bender
Lara Shuqom Gehl
Amanda Weis Perrone
Adrienne Zak Hunt