Alisa Mitchell takes the reins from Sue Seiter, who retires this month.
The endowment is funded by more than $100,000 in private gifts and pledges from 35 donors.
Woodward has authored 19 books and shared in two Pulitzer prizes.
In addition to its new officers, the organization elected eight new board members.
The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $947,544 to the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and the Sarasota County library system.
Fun for a Cause
The humor columnist appeared at the Hyatt Regency at a luncheon benefiting the Library Foundation for Sarasota County.
Here's what Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom,Key Chorale's Joseph Caulkins and Sarasota County Library Foundation's Linda Getzen are watching, listening to and reading right now.
The Board of Directors of the Library Foundation for Sarasota County has appointed Suzanne Seiter as its first executive director.