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Boston Public Library Fund Inc

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Category: Educational Institutions and Related Activities / Libraries (NTEE)

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$8.18M (2023)

Expenses
$4.18M (2023)

Total Assets
$10.2M (2023)

Total Liabilities
$78k (2023)

Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2011 to 2023

Tax Filings by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Fiscal Year Ending June
2023

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$8,176,290
Expenses
$4,184,300
Net Income
$3,991,990
Net Assets
$10,078,530
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $8,095,064
99.0%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $112,632
1.4%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$27,779
Sales of Assets -$3,627
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $318,248
7.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $21,478
0.5%
Other Salaries and Wages $633,432
15.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,156,533
Total Liabilities $78,003
Net Assets $10,078,530
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Paula Sakey (Executive Director) $262,231 $0 $18,292
Carol Estes Schwartz (Deputy Executive Director) $140,669 $0 $32,572
Jeffrey B Hawkins (Chair) $0 $0 $0
Hannah Grove (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Grace Fey (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Lewis Burleigh (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Barry Canton (Director) $0 $0 $0
Douglas Carney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Douglas (Director) $0 $0 $0
Robert Gallery (Director) $0 $0 $0
Linda Cummings (Director) $0 $0 $0
Louis Maiuri (Director) $0 $0 $0
Greg Shell (Director) $0 $0 $0
Michael Keating (Director) $0 $0 $0
Adrienne Zak Hunt (Director) $0 $0 $0
Kerry H Sullivan (Director) $0 $0 $0
Cynthia Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Donna Harris Lewis (Director) $0 $0 $0
David Leonard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Leo Liu (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2022

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$3,398,649
Expenses
$3,446,044
Net Income
-$47,395
Net Assets
$5,691,030
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $3,236,319
95.2%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $101,965
3.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $60,365
1.8%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $14,497
0.4%
Other Salaries and Wages $928,261
26.9%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $5,785,151
Total Liabilities $94,121
Net Assets $5,691,030
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Paula Sakey (Executive Director) $239,205 $0 $16,938
Theresa Meckel (Director Of Finance And Operations) $134,691 $0 $13,586
Beth Barclay (Senior Major Gifts Officer) $101,097 $0 $5,108
Jeffrey B Hawkins (Chair) $0 $0 $0
Grace Fey (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Barry Canton (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Lewis Burleigh (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Douglas Carney (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Douglas (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Robert Gallery (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Linda Cummings (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Hannah Grove (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Louis Maiuri (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Greg Shell (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Michael Keating (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Adrienne Zak Hunt (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Kerry Herlihy Sullivan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2021

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,464,171
Expenses
$4,112,233
Net Income
$351,938
Net Assets
$7,359,363
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $4,215,583
94.4%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $57,324
1.3%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $191,264
4.3%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $861,906
21.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $8,276,346
Total Liabilities $916,983
Net Assets $7,359,363
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Mary Flynn Myers Thru 63020 (Executive Director) $169,807 $0 $12,314
Paula Sakey (Executive Director) $129,231 $0 $5,169
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Grace Fey (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Robert Gallery (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Hannah Grove (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Michael Keating (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Hon James F Mchugh (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Kerry Sullivan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Barry Canton (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Douglas Carney (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Douglas (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
David Leonard (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Louis Maiuri (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Greg Shell (Board Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$1,749,534
Expenses
$2,268,493
Net Income
-$518,959
Net Assets
$6,654,649
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $1,647,420
94.2%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $62,494
3.6%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $39,620
2.3%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $620,681
27.4%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $6,800,909
Total Liabilities $146,260
Net Assets $6,654,649
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Mary Flynn Myers (Executive Director) $240,577 $0 $5,188
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Grace Fey (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Robert Gallery (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Hannah Grove (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Michael Keating (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Hon James F Mchugh (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Kerry Sullivan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
David Leonard (Board Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,241,100
Expenses
$393,767
Net Income
$4,847,333
Net Assets
$7,242,637
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $3,389,902
64.7%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $36,222
0.7%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $1,774,081
33.8%
Sales of Assets $40,895
0.8%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $95,562
24.3%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $8,280,850
Total Liabilities $1,038,213
Net Assets $7,242,637

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2018

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$349,551
Expenses
$261,880
Net Income
$87,671
Net Assets
$2,408,738
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $264,451
75.7%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $33,124
9.5%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $51,976
14.9%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $0
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,412,989
Total Liabilities $4,251
Net Assets $2,408,738
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Ray Sullivan (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Hope Coolidge (Finance & Administration) $0 $83,625 $6,257

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2017

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$2,914,421
Expenses
$5,436,547
Net Income
-$2,522,126
Net Assets
$2,284,945
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $2,745,352
94.2%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $52,885
1.8%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $116,184
4.0%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $172,700
3.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $8,978
0.2%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,285,328
Total Liabilities $383
Net Assets $2,284,945
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Lisa Bevilaqua (Executive Director) $193,118 $0 $21,083
Hope Coolidge (Finance & Administration O) $130,581 $0 $27,226
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Ray Sullivan (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Chairman) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2016

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$1,893,300
Expenses
$1,484,252
Net Income
$409,048
Net Assets
$4,735,703
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $1,889,661
99.8%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $52,134
2.8%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$121,885
Sales of Assets $73,390
3.9%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $272,683
18.4%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $60,379
4.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $4,819,754
Total Liabilities $84,051
Net Assets $4,735,703
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Hope Coolidge (Finance & Administration Officer) $66,827 $0 $21,820
Lisa Bevilaqua (Executive Director) $50,519 $0 $2,356
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Thomas Crohan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Olive Darragh (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Michael A Ewald (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Lillie B Johnson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Helen E Mcl O'rourke (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Paul T Kraft (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Daniel N Saul (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Joshua Nelson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Lia G Poorvu (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Ray Sullivan (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Michael Ward (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Diane Yarrow (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Ronald P O'hanley (Board Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$1,900,480
Expenses
$962,495
Net Income
$937,985
Net Assets
$4,473,376
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $1,612,223
84.8%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $61,857
3.3%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $226,400
11.9%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $56,635
5.9%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $84,184
8.7%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $4,546,204
Total Liabilities $72,828
Net Assets $4,473,376
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
David M Mckay (Former Executive Director) $151,225 $0 $20,294
Hope Coolidge (Finance & Administration Officer) $56,635 $0 $22,577
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Thomas Crohan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Olive Darragh (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Michael A Ewald (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Chairman) $0 $0 $0
Lillie B Johnson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Helen E Mcl O'rourke (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Robert Kaplan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Paul T Kraft (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Daniel N Saul (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Joshua Nelson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Lia G Poorvu (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Susan E Pravda (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
William Seibel (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Ray Sullivan (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Cheryl Swanson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Michael Ward (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Diane Yarrow (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Ronald P O'hanley (Board Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$1,301,636
Expenses
$1,140,578
Net Income
$161,058
Net Assets
$3,725,639
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $1,458,145
> 100%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $62,527
4.8%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$221,294
Sales of Assets $2,258
0.2%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $211,513
18.5%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $168,341
14.8%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,843,976
Total Liabilities $118,337
Net Assets $3,725,639
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
David M Mckay (Executive Director) $176,000 $0 $30,087
Hope Coolidge (Finance & Administration Officer) $35,513 $0 $13,175
Lewis Burleigh Esq (Clerk) $0 $0 $0
Thomas Crohan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Olive Darragh (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Carol Denale (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Michael A Ewald (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Jeffrey Hawkins Esq (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Lillie B Johnson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Helen E Mcl O'rourke (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Robert Kaplan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Fran Kelly (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Paul T Kraft (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Daniel N Saul (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Joshua Nelson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Rebecca J Nordhaus (Vice Chair) $0 $0 $0
Kevin C Phelan (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Lia G Poorvu (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Susan E Pravda (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
William Seibel (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Jacquelynne Stepanian (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Ray Sullivan (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Cheryl Swanson (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Michael Ward (Board Member) $0 $0 $0
Kristin C Welo (Board Member) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2013

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$1,076,772
Expenses
$1,017,751
Net Income
$59,021
Net Assets
$3,342,191
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $741,335
68.8%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $49,887
4.6%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $275,988
25.6%
Sales of Assets $9,562
0.9%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $205,921
20.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $96,260
9.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,501,768
Total Liabilities $159,577
Net Assets $3,342,191

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2012

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$1,572,871
Expenses
$880,374
Net Income
$692,497
Net Assets
$3,151,506
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $1,109,937
70.6%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $46,204
2.9%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $261,926
16.7%
Sales of Assets $154,804
9.8%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $160,000
18.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $81,143
9.2%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $3,217,016
Total Liabilities $65,510
Net Assets $3,151,506

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2011

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$584,602
Expenses
$993,726
Net Income
-$409,124
Net Assets
$2,710,419
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $478,522
81.9%
Program Services $0
Investment Income $45,642
7.8%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $60,438
10.3%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $159,826
16.1%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $107,111
10.8%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $2,783,627
Total Liabilities $73,208
Net Assets $2,710,419

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2010

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2009

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2008

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2007

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2006

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2005

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending June
2004

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2003

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2002

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2001

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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