Friends Foundation Mission Statement
To maintain an association of persons interested in promoting Detroit’s cultural growth and enhancing all types of literacy (books and other forms of human record);
to secure for the Detroit Public Library System materials of cultural value and funds supportive of Library initiatives in addition to those the Library can secure or cause to be secured;
to establish cooperative relationships and programs with other cultural institutions and groups in support of the above;
to act as trustee for the receipt, management, investment, disbursement and/or disposal of monies, goods or other effects received by the Corporation by way of gift or otherwise for the general or specific use or benefit of the Detroit Public Library System;
and to increase the public awareness of the activities and services of the Detroit Public Library
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