Mary Packer is an Executive Director with over twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. With a background in education and the performing arts, she now leads the Montclair Public Library Foundation. She specializes in donor relations, board development, grant writing, and major gifts. Mary holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hampshire College, a Master’s Degree in Education from Keene State College, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
In reflecting on her current role, Mary has this to say, “I am thrilled to be working in support of the Montclair Public Library – a vibrant community center that serves everyone from toddlers to seniors. Libraries promote literacy, education, and critical thinking – the pillars of good citizenship and engagement – and do so in a way that is user-centered. Access and equity lie at the very heart of the purpose of libraries. Their contribution to quality of life and the common good is beyond measure.”