Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, March 4, 2015
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall, Interim Director                                   
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                                                   

Richardson Elected To Lead Library Board
Birmingham, Alabama—At its February 2015 meeting, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Trustee Board elected Kimberly Richardson as its President and Gwendolyn R. Amamoo as its Vice President.  A member of the Board since 2013, Richardson follows Amamoo in the position.
About the Board President
Kim Richardson is the President and owner of Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC, specializing in the provision of federal grant writing, management and technical assistance to municipal, non-profit, and faith-based organizations in Alabama and nationwide. With over 18 years of grants experience gained from working in the non-profit and public sectors, Kim has successfully secured funding from every segment of the grant-making community, including government agencies, corporate funders, and foundations. She is credited with leveraging her experience to benefit her clients and has secured and successfully managed over $65 million in grant awards. Clients include the City of Hoover (AL), the Beaumont (TX) Independent School District, and the National Healthy Start Association. In April, she’ll be expanding to an international clientele as a leader of a grant writing training in Johannesburg, South Africa for African grantees funded by the Centers for Disease Control.

Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and a Master's of Science in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. In 2009, she became the first grant writer in the State of Alabama to obtain the Grants Professional Certified (GPC) credential awarded by the Grants Professional Certification Institute, and she is currently the only grant professional in the state holding this distinction. She now also sits on the GPCI Board of Directors. She is president of the Alabama chapter of the Grant Professionals Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Kim is the mother of one daughter, Imani, who attends The Altamont School.
The Library’s Trustee Board includes:
Kimberly Richardson, President
Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, Vice President and Immediate Past President
Georgia Morgan Blair
Patty Pilkerton
Samuel A. Rumore, Jr.
Dora Sims
Judge Scott Vowell
Katrina M. Watson
Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch
Dr. Regina Ammon
President of the Friends (Advisory Board Member)
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