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Three New Foundation Board Members Begin Terms

Madison Public Library Foundation welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors in October. 

Gail Ambrosius owns Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier on Madison’s east side. She has been a loyal supporter of the foundation and several other local nonprofits. She is a UW-Madison graduate. With entrepreneurship, marketing and event planning experience, she brings many skills to the team. Ambrosius will co-chair the 2016 Lunch for Libraries Committee with Nancy Carpenter.

Susie Younkle serves on the board of trustees for Wisconsin Union, co-chairs the Rock & Read Committee, and handles accounting for Murfie, a
music-streaming and CD resale site. Her business degree from UW-Madison and contributions toward the foundation, Junior League of Madison
and Hoofers make her a well-rounded and valuable addition to the board. 

Barb Karlen is president of the Friends of Lakeview Library and served two terms on the Madison Public Library board. She is serving as the Friends representative, appointed by the library director. She visits the libraries often with her grandchildren, has built connections between the Friends groups and is one of the original founders of Book Club Café. She’s also a pancreatic cancer research proponent.

Barb Karlen

Susie Younkle

Gail Ambrosius

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