About Us

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We're a group of committed volunteers who believe in the value of Geneva Public Library and want to make a difference by devoting our time to supporting philanthropy. We aim to positively impact our community by raising funds and helping make it possible for everyone in our community to discover, inspire, and grow. 

We meet monthly to set fundraising goals, plan events, and stay informed about the Library. This is an exciting and historical time for Geneva Public Library with a new building under construction. We hope you'll consider joining us a fellow volunteer or donor!

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Foundation President

Michael Longo

Foundation Vice President

Peter Evans

Foundation Secretary

Martha Paschke

Michael Longo has lived in Geneva for over 20 years.  He is a retired Engineering Director and holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and a MS Comp Sci from DePaul University.

He became a member of the Foundation in 2006. His family enjoys the Geneva Public Library immensely and feels his support of the Foundation is one way he can give back to this wonderful institution and the community it serves.

He is married to Sally and they have three children, Rachel, Cassandra, and Julianna.

Peter Evans is an attorney with a Chicago law firm where he focuses on commercial litigation. He holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where he also earned a certificate in law and business, and a B.S. in business from Purdue University. Peter joined the Geneva Library Foundation in 2014. As a child growing up in Geneva, he participated in many of the programs and activities put on by the Geneva Public Library. Working with the Foundation has provided him the opportunity to support the programs that played such an important part in his childhood. Peter and his wife, Maureen, look forward to their children enjoying the increasingly diverse programs offered by the library.

Martha Paschke has lived in Geneva since 2002 with her husband, Jeremy. They continue to enjoy raising their three children, Hannah, Eli, and Evie in this remarkable community. Martha works as a childbirth educator, labor doula, and substitute teacher.

She joined the Foundation in 2016, wanting to be a more active participant in her community. With so much time spent at the library with her young kids and through her own work and research, giving back in this way has been a perfect fit.

Foundation Treasurer

Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson lives in Geneva with his wife, Kim, and son, Alex.  Since moving to Geneva in 2003, Andy and his family have been active users and supporters of the Library and childhood literacy projects.  Andy is a partner with a global accounting firm specializing in M&A.  He graduated with a B.A. in History from Carleton College and holds a M.S. in Accounting from DePaul.  Andy is excited about the transformation the library is undergoing over the next few years and the role the Foundation can have in supporting the journey.

Foundation Director

Taylor Egan

Taylor Egan and her husband Jim moved to Geneva in 2007. They chose Geneva over other Western suburbs for the strong sense of community pride and small town appeal. Taylor joined the Geneva Library Foundation in 2015, and has also been involved in the Geneva Academic Foundation, Geneva 304 Communication Task Force as the community liaison, and a member of the Geneva Coalition for Youth. In 2017 Taylor was elected to a four-year term on the Geneva 304 School Board. Taylor and Jim have two children. Both attend Geneva schools and enjoy everything the Geneva Public library has to offer.

Foundation Director

Alexa Schwab

Alexa Schwab has been a proud Geneva resident since 2006. She is a realtor with Hemming & Sylvester Properties, where she enjoys helping families discover all that Geneva has to offer, including its wonderful library. Previously, she spent several years writing about the Tri-Cities for the Chicago Tribune. Alexa also serves on the city’s Strategic Planning Advisory Committee. She joined the Foundation in 2019 and is excited to give back to the library where she, her husband Jay, and her three children have spent so many happy hours.