The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation enriches our community by building support and raising money to enhance the library's programs and services.

New Leader Announced for Friends Foundation

Following a highly competitive national search, the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (DPLFF) is pleased to announce the selection of Jeffrey K. Riley as its new Executive Director starting August 13, 2018. Mr. Riley will be responsible for leading the fundraising, strategic leadership and overall management of DPLFF as the Foundation works to achieve its vision of being among the top library foundations in the nation in terms of dollars raised to support the library.

“When we interviewed Jeff, we were impressed with his thorough understanding of the deep value that the Denver Public Library offers to our community,” says Pam Jewett, chair of the Friends Foundation Board of Trustees. “He comes highly recommended for his extensive experience, commitment to the mission and thoughtfulness. We are thrilled to bring such a well-respected professional to lead the Friends Foundation as we embark on our vision to provide greater resources to the Library.”

Mr. Riley most recently was chief development officer for the American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming. Prior to his work at the Red Cross, Mr. Riley’s non-profit experience includes serving as vice president of development and corporate secretary for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and senior vice president of donor relations for Mile High United Way. In addition, he served in the management consulting field as Executive Vice president and managing director of EFL Associates and with Price Waterhouse.

Job Opening: Database Coordinator

We are looking for a self-directed and motivated professional to manage our database.

The Database Coordinator works closely with our development team to ensure the integrity of the donor database, process gifts and acknowledgments, and provide reporting and prepare mailings, along with providing general administrative support.  

Click here for a job description and application information.