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.

Our Staff

Pam French

Executive Director

Kathy Bartson

Director of Development

Judey Kalchik

Program Manager

Jane Regenstreif

Office Coordinator

Jennifer Rojas

Development Coordinator

Kate Weiss

Special Projects Coordinator

Ken White

Program Manager

Erika Mantz

Communication Coordinator

2024 Binc Foundation Board of Directors

Chris Morrow


Former Owner of Northshire Bookstore

Calvin Crosby


The King’s English

Annie Philbrick

Vice President

Bank Square Books
Savoy Bookshop & Café

Jonathan Putnam


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

Binc Board of Directors

Ann Arbor Board of Directors Meeting 2023 – Pictured from L to R: Calvin Crosby Annie Philbrick, Kuo-Yu Liang, Eileen Dengler, Andy Perham, Jonathan Putnam, Chuck Robinson, Erin Coffey, Julia Cowlishaw, Chris Morrow 

Erin Coffey

Board Member


Michael Jacobs

Board Member

Former President and CEO, ABRAMS Books

Andy Perham

Board Member

Books Inc.


Eileen Dengler

Board Member

New Atlantic Independent
Booksellers Association

Emma Kaas (née Nichols)

Board Member

Co-owner of Norwich Bookstore

Chriscynethia Floyd

Board Member

Vice President and Publisher, Our Daily Bread Publishing

Kuo-Yu Liang

Board Member

Ku Worldwide

Rockelle Henderson

Board Member

Rock Inked, Inc.

Steven Malk

Board Member

Writers House

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.

See our full list of Donors & Supporters