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Amelia Island Book Festival Organization

The Amelia Island Book Festival is a Florida registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by the community through financial donations. 

The Festival does not have full time employees, however, it does, from time to time, contract out services such as accounting and technology management.​  


Organization members are all local residents, and several are also authors.

Several long-time supporters who are dedicated to AIBF’s mission of promoting literacy have been named as AIBF Ambassadors. 

Honorary Chairman

David Baldacci

Board Officers


Paige Foery


Deborah Mason


Crawford Ward

Vice President, Operations

Robert Foery


Member at Large

Natasha Drake, Nassau County Public Schools

Member at Large

Mary Elwell

Member at Large

Kim Sartor

Program Chairs

Celebrity Author Luncheon
Valerie Gsell

​Authors in Schools Program
Kate Vollmers

​Celebrity Author Gala
Judy Myler

​Authors' Expo & Readers' Extravaganza
Crawford Ward and Jimmy Weinsier

​One Book, One Community
Mary Louise Hester

Organization Staff


Elizabeth Sparkman

Volunteer Coordinator

Kim Halpin


Nicole York

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