Raises the philanthropic funds needed to ensure the continued viability and vibrancy of the Salem Athenaeum and its programs.
 Mary O’Donnell

Building and Grounds
Ensures the preservation, maintenance and improvement of the facilities and grounds of the historic Salem Athenaeum
Chair: Pamela Hartford

Assists the Executive Director in the care of the Athenæum’s books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, artwork, and archival records.
Chair: Barbara Timmons

Cultural Programming Committee
Designs, implements and promotes high quality education and enrichment programming for the North Shore influenced by the collections and history of the Salem Athenaeum.
Chair: Diane Stern



Ensures the short and long term financial health of the Athenaeum and its assets.
Chair: Robert Job

Governance, Nominating and Executive Committees
Ensures a highly effective Board of Trustees that makes the ethical and strategic decisions necessary to fulfill the mission of the Salem Athenaeum.
Chair: Joyce Maroney

Nominating Subcommittee
Chair: Gus Sousa and Barbara Cleary

Membership Committee
Engages members in the activities of the Athenaeum and recruits new members from current and new constituencies.
Chair: open

Salem Literary Festival
Organizes and hosts an annual literary festival weekend committed to celebrating literature in all forms, honoring Salem’s own literary heritage, and fostering the next generation of readers and writers.
Chair: Jean Marie Procious and Joyce Maroney

Writers Committee
Designs, implements and promotes programs that will make the Salem Athenaeum the Writers’ Center of the North Shore.
Chair: J.D. Scrimgeour