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Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Binc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need. The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing unexpected financial crises. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore and comic store employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.

Binc’s Mission

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the bookselling and comic retailing communities through charitable programs that support employees, owners, and their families. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net.  It is our vision to be a caring community of book and comic people.


Pam French

Executive Director

Kathy Bartson

Director of Development

Judey Kalchik

Program Manager

Jane Regenstreif

Office Coordinator

Jennifer Rojas

Jennifer Rojas

Development Coordinator

Kate Weiss

Special Projects Coordinator

Ken White

Program Manager

Your 2023 Binc Foundation Board of Directors

Pictured L to R, Calvin Crosby, Annie Philbrick, Kuo-Yu Liang, Eileen Dengler, Andy Perham, Jonathan Putnam, Chuck Robinson, Erin Coffey, Julia Cowlishaw, and Chris Morrow.

Not pictured: Rockelle Henderson and Steven Malk

Annie Philbrick

Board President
Bank Square Books
Savoy Bookshop & Café

Chris Morrow

Vice President

Jonathan Putnam

Author of historical fiction, and a lawyer of counsel to Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Erin Coffey

Board Member
Macmillan Publishers

Julia Cowlishaw

Board Member
Vroman’s Bookstore & Book Soup

Calvin Crosby

Board Member
The King’s English Bookstore

Eileen Dengler

Board Member
New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association

Rockelle Henderson

Board Member

Rock Inked, Inc.

Kuo-Yu Liang

Board Member
Ku Worldwide Consultancy

Steven Malk

Board Member
Writers House

Andy Perham

Board Member
Books Inc.

Chuck Robinson

Board Member
Chuck Robinson Associates

Foundation Financials

We understand and value the importance of transparency. That is why we strive to maintain the highest levels of transparency every year and are proud to be designated as a GuideStar Platinum Seal organization for our commitment to financial transparency.

Donors & Supporters

Binc cannot help book and comic people without your help. Binc is the conduit. We steward your funds and provide them to those who need them most. We are grateful to be trusted with this job of supporting the important work of book and comic sellers.

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation
3135 S. State Street, Suite 203
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Toll Free: 1-866-733-9064
Tax ID#: 38-3279018
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