West Palm Beach Library Foundation

Natalie M. Alvarez
Key Private Bank

Janet Nakushian,

Library Ambassador

Foundation History

Adrienne Coffin

Ocwen Financial Corporation

Pamela B. Slotkin
Brown Harris Stevens of Palm Beach Real Estate

Board of directors

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Are you interested in becoming a board member of the West Palm Beach Library Foundation? Contact: Tami R. Lesser 

Executive Director


recent programs

So many programs are running at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach. Check them out! Click above to view highlights of  programs  we fund. 

Our executive director

Dianne Bernstein

Vice Chair 

​Library Ambassador

Susan Roker

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Beverly Myers
Library Ambassador

Paul Bremer
Paradox Florida

Tami R. Lesser

James McBrayer
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Honorable Ann W. Brown

Library Ambassador


Josephine duPont Bayard
Library Ambassador


We could not do what we do with out the help and support from our volunteers. To join us in our efforts please contact us today.

Lesley Hogan, Esq.


​Hogan Law

mission & vision

To seek, advocate for, and obtain financial support which ensures that high-quality services will always be available at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach.

Alan Murphy, Sr.

Assistant Treasurer
Pioneer Linens

Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach...
“Today more than ever, we need the public library as a community builder and equalizer and as a vital resource for information for all people. I am inspired by the extraordinary programming and services the Mandel Public Library provides to our community and to society. I am passionate about our mission to ensure the Mandel Public Library continues to be a first class library today and for future generations.” 


Brian Wodar

Bernstein Private

Wealth Management

Gary Lesser
Lesser, Lesser, Landy

& Smith, PLLC

  1. 2000 - West Palm Beach Library Foundation 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation formed.
  2. 2003 -Mayor Lois Frankel creates City Center complex that includes City Hall and the Library.
  3. 2009 -City Center complex opens doors to the general public.
  4. 2012 -Library named Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach due to $5 million grant from the Mandel Foundation.