The Belgrade Community Library Foundation

Supporting the Belgrade Community Library for years to come through generous donations.  

Our foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 

It is our mission to help fund the Belgrade Community Library’s many needs including updated technology, new literature, and the extensive array of programs that capture the imaginations of our patrons of all ages.


Donations are placed in a general library support fund to be used as needed unless specified for a specific purpose by a donor.   Some specific areas that you may wish to donate directly towards include:  the children’s library, computer and technology, large-print books, and non-fiction books.  

The Belgrade Community Library Foundation involves many individuals who give their time to support our cause.  If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact us today!

Belgrade Community Library Foundation Board of Directors

Jordan Ramler

Jorden Ramler, President

Jorden is an attorney at Ramler Law Office in Belgrade. After graduating from the University of Montana School of Law, she chose to return to the Gallatin Valley, which has always been home to her. In her spare time, Jorden enjoys spending time with friends and family, sampling local beers, and fly fishing.

Brian Kirkemo

Brian Kirkemo, Vice President

After getting a degree in Electrical Engineering, I worked in the aerospace industry for 12 years. After returning to the Gallatin valley, I started an Electrical company, then worked in the Electrical wholesale industry for 15 years. I enjoy fishing and golf, and walking with my “pocket” dog Lucy.

Kristine Menicucci

Kristine Menicucci, Treasurer



Gale Bacon, Library Director

Gale has spent most of her career overseeing a public library. She was a Branch Manager for the Rockford Public Library in Minnesota, which was part of a 32 library consortium. She was also elected to the Minnesota State School Board for six years, appointed to the Minnesota State High School League Board, and served on her local Board, sometimes as Chair, for sixteen years.

Karen Rickert, Secretary

colleen karls

Colleen Karls,  Board Member

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Lorraine Ekegren, Board Member

Ryan Ballenger

Ryan Ballenger, Board Member

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