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Samantha Yeager-Walrath
Samantha Yeager-Walrath
The Bettendorf Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Samantha Yeager-Walrath as the Foundation’s new library foundation coordinator. Yeager-Walrath, who began her duties on July 9, succeeds Ami Wells, the former executive director.

Yeager-Walrath recently received her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration from Louisiana State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College Chicago in Marketing. Her most recent position was as the Membership Director of the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce in Morris, IL. In addition to working at the Chamber, she also has nonprofit experience working at Living Lands & Waters, an environmental nonprofit based out of East Moline and PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter based in Chicago. When not working at the Foundation, she is an avid reader, enjoys doing various craft projects, and going to comedy shows. In addition, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Logan, their dog, Jefferson, and their cat, Sega.

“I am very excited to start my position at the Foundation,” said Yeager-Walrath. “As an avid reader and longtime library supporter, my goal is to inform everyone on what a valuable resource the Bettendorf Public Library is to our community. I’m looking forward to getting to know our donors, patrons, and the community more as a whole.”