Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Long Beach Public Library Foundation


Kate Azar, Executive Director

Kate brings more than 10 years of nonprofit sector experience to the Foundation, including program and fundraising management, social cause campaign strategy, and co-founding the Olive Tree Initiative, an award-winning, educational nonprofit organization with chapters throughout California. A graduate of UC Irvine, Kate also holds a master’s degree from USC.

Erica Bradley, Director of Development

Erica, a graduate of UC San Diego, has been a development professional for 13 years, most notably serving more than eight years on behalf of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Her career reflects a commitment to children’s causes and education. As a resident of Long Beach, she is eager to improve resources for the diverse families of her community.

Molly Lewis, Communications Manager

Molly has worked in some form of communications for almost a decade, from launching a publishing startup to running the communications department of a local nonprofit. A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, Molly also holds a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Diana Litvin, Office Manager

A graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills, Diana’s experience has taken her from Kiev to Brooklyn to Long Beach. She’s worked in human resources, marketing, and finance, and brings all this expertise to her role at the Foundation