About the Friends

The Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum was formed in 1996 to support the programs and services of the Westfield Athenaeum through fundraising and volunteerism, and to raise the public awareness of the Athenaeum within the local community. Since 1996, the Friends have raised and donated more than $200,000, providing critical support for popular programs which the Athenaeum would otherwise not be able to offer, including the Museum Pass Program, Wowbrary, adult and youth summer reading programs, adult and youth craft programs, movie nights, and many more.