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Meet Christine Tinker


Patrick, CEO of Library Foundation


We’re excited to welcome Christine Tinker to the Library Foundation. Christine joined the Foundation several weeks ago as our new Database Assistant. She brings enthusiasm for the Library and Foundation’s work to the job, and we’re fortunate to have her as part of our team.

Christine works part-time to support our Donor Services team ensuring donor files are up to date, donations are recorded accurately, and our donors are thanked quickly for their essential support.

Christine has a wealth of experience working with and maintaining confidential data as an administrative assistant for several organizations. She is a 2019 summa cum laude Bachelor of Arts in English graduate of San Diego State University. Christine said, “I really value education, and I want to show my two teenage sons that it’s never too late to achieve your goals. My older son is now a senior in high school, and it was important to me to finish my degree so that I can inspire him to continue his education in college.”

She is looking to further her experience and knowledge in philanthropy and recently earned a grant writing certificate with SDSU. “I am so thrilled to be starting my non-profit journey at the Library Foundation, working with an organization that supports the essential services of San Diego’s public library system,” Christine said.

Christine’s excited to support our mission. “I remember the first time I visited the ‘Dome.’ I took my two small boys to the children’s section of the library, and they marveled at the Dr. Suess displays and the shelves upon shelves of books,” Christine said. “My older son hopped on a computer while my younger son selected picture books and brought them to me to read aloud. Since that first visit, we’ve attended theatrical and musical performances and book talks, seen Shakespeare’s First Folio, and explored the fantastic rare books collection,” she said.

Christine is a lover of the arts and, in non-pandemic times, she tries to see a theatre performance each month and occasionally volunteers at The Old Globe. She likes to spend her weekends attending live music performances or taking her children to museums here or in Los Angeles. She also is an avid hiker and has summited two nearby 10,000 ft. peaks, Mt. San Jacinto and Mt. San Antonio.