Michael W. King, a shareholder at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was recently named president of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation Board of Trustees. As president, King will provide strategic guidance to the board, which helps the Denver Public Library establish and reach community goals.
Since the 1940s, Friends Foundation volunteers have bolstered the Denver Public Library through efforts including advocacy, programs, fundraising and management of donated monies. The Better Denver Bond Program, approved by voters in 2007, yielded renovations to several branch libraries in 2009—a year that saw 102,447 hours of volunteer service. These varied investments allow the Denver Public Library to continually provide educational tools, entertainment and professional services such as job searching and career building. For more information about the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation, visit www.dplfriends.org