Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Current Donors

Thanks to our 2017 Grape Expectations Sponsors!

Thanks to our many donors!

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation relies on your generous support. Our sincerest thanks to the following donors:

(Representing gifts in 2017 as of August 1, 2017)

Literati: $10,000+

  • Kathleen A. Bursley
  • Clark R. Green Charitable Foundation
  • Edison International
  • Margaret Kott
  • Niagara Cares
  • The Port of Long Beach
  • Tesoro
  • Will J. Reid Foundation
  • Joe and Karen Zucchero

Bibliophile: $5,000-9,999

  • Seymour and Reva Alban
  • The William C. Bannerman Foundation
  • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
  • Margaret and Charles Durnin
  • Lorrie Hutton
  • Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
  • McCarty’s Jewelry
  • Eleanore and Peter Schmidt
  • Teak Catering
  • Windes

Imprimature: $2,500-4,999

  • Fay and Lance Adams
  • AES
  • John Arcos and Janet Leonards
  • Bess J. Hodges Foundation
  • Dougherty Company Insurance Brokers
  • Epson America
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • Donita Van Horik and John Fielder
  • The Fluor Foundation
  • Tracie Harvey, M.D. – A Medical Corporation
  • Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock Hinds in memory of Ross Katsuro Keikikamalu Miho
  • Cordelia Howard
  • Barbara and Jack Irvin
  • Italian Food Artisans
  • Khmer Sarmey Jewelry Inc.
  • Mary Lamo-Putnam
  • Legend Seafood Restaurant Inc.
  • Frances Grover Fund
  • Mitsubishi Cement Corp.
  • Schulzman-Neri Foundation
  • Frank and Margie Newell
  • Sophea Sarin, Chhiang Bun and Family
  • Peng Long and Serina Tan
  • The Pie Hole
  • Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners
  • James A. Reep Foundation
  • Jodi and Thomas A. Reep
  • Gene Richey
  • The Rivera Group – A Real Estate Firm
  • The Shadden Group
  • Lynn Shrum
  • You Khoy Taing and Say Buoy Ea
  • Kenny and Jenny Taing
  • Steve and Elizabeth Westbrook
  • Erich and Susan Wise

Publisher: $1,000-2,499

  • Dee and Allan Abrahamse
  • Rick Alsagoff and Bruce Alton
  • Carol and Mike Baghramian
  • Debra and David Ball
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Susan DeLand
  • Lissette Flores and Bob Marsocci
  • Richard D. Green
  • Nancy Marie Higginson in memory of Rear Admiral John Higginson
  • Joe and Jan Hower
  • Robert and Nancy Latimer
  • Kathrine and James Lingle
  • Sheila and Ron Litzinger
  • Margie and Jon Masterson
  • Dianne and John McGinnis
  • Microsoft
  • Kim and Larry Neipling
  • Jim and Jane Nesmith
  • Panxa Cocina
  • Paradies Shops
  • Susan and Lee Redfield
  • Renew Landscape
  • Roe Seafood
  • JP and Kimberly Shotwell
  • Margaret Smith and Rob Bellevue
  • Kay and Tony Tortorice
  • The Tutoring Center Franchise Corp.

Bookend: $500-999

  • Tamara Achauer and Terry Hodel
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Ruth Florea and Thomas J. Clark in honor of Lois Clark
  • Frank Fata in memory of Kristin Brown
  • Stuart and Adrienne Green
  • Marta and Robert Griffin
  • Douglas P. Haubert
  • Danita Y. Humphrey
  • Brad Husen
  • Shahana Larson
  • Library Hotel Collection
  • Long Beach Petroleum Club
  • Patty and Vic McCarty
  • Linda and William McCullough
  • Nancy and Charles Merrill
  • Daniel and Pam Munzer
  • Russell and Katherine Parsons
  • Faith Porter
  • Providence Restaurant
  • Yesmean Rihbany
  • Renee B. Simon
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Jodie and Kirk Storey
  • Deborah Tavlin in memory of Shirley Tavlin
  • Sean Reilly and Jeffrey Toelsin
  • Total Wine & More
  • Rick Ware
  • Sharon Weissman
  • The Wine Country

Author: $250-499

  • Christopher Armato
  • Karen Berry and Ryan Autrey
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Beaune Imports
  • Tod and Maryln Beebe
  • Colleen Bentley
  • Jean Bixby Smith
  • Blue Diamond Jeweler
  • John Burkholder
  • California State University Long Beach
  • Ellen Calomiris
  • Holly Carpenter
  • Rebecca Caudillo-Jones
  • Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants
  • William Courtney
  • Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Downtown
  • Kenneth Dami
  • Epic Wine & Spirits
  • Donna and Donald Gibbs
  • Theodore Hampton
  • Harlow the Golden Retriever
  • The Henry Wine Group
  • Jan Jackson
  • Diane Jacobus
  • Stephanie S. James
  • Barrie Lamonte
  • Laugh Factory
  • Long Beach Camerata Singers
  • Michael Louis Martin
  • Dorothy McDermott
  • Metro Wine Marketing
  • Elisabeth Moore
  • Mozza Restaurant Group
  • Jane Netherton
  • Pacific Chorale
  • Evelyn and John Pohlmann
  • PRP Wine International
  • The Queen Mary
  • Revel Wine
  • James C. and Barbara Richards
  • Cathy and Peter Ridder
  • Susan and Michael Rivard
  • Roman’s Photography
  • Doris and Ernie Soriano
  • Barbara and Edward Sosa
  • Southern California Soaring Academy
  • Burniece and Les Starck
  • Susan Stark
  • Stumpo Wealth Management Group –
  • UBS Financial Services
  • Mary Thoits
  • Charles Weiss
  • Wine Warehouse
  • Brandon Woodward
  • Young’s Market Company

Booklover: $100-249

  • A.O.C.
  • Shirley Ahlgren
  • Alban Vineyards Inc.
  • American Girl Doll (Good 360)
  • Jon Argenziano
  • Richard Arko
  • Bob and Debbie Autrey in memory of Eve Kilger
  • Bouchon Beverly Hills
  • Don and Lauri Brannon
  • Richard Brodeur
  • Ron Brown
  • Jan and Tim Burke
  • Grace Cameron
  • Catherine Campion
  • Kathleen Chadbourne
  • Shirley Chiavetta
  • Gordon Cohn in memory of Gale Adkins
  • Nancy and Bob Conway
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Patrick and Trudi Curran in honor of Alfred Strum on his 100th birthday
  • Barbara and Robert Ellis
  • Margaret Magnus and Sam Ervin
  • Patty Fenoglio in memory of Duane Kuster
  • Diane and Donald Fike
  • Jean D. Fullerton
  • David Gayl
  • Gazette Newspapers’ Writers
  • Gelson’s Markets
  • Marcia and Don Gordon
  • Mary Frances Griess
  • International City Theatre
  • J&L Jewelers
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Joel and Macy Jelinowicz
  • Johnny Reb’s Southern Roadhouse and Catering
  • Willa Kay and Manuel Arana
  • G. Smith Accountance Corporation
  • La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Linda and Richard Landes
  • The Lauderback Family
  • Joseph Le Conte
  • Chris and Alan Levin
  • Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
  • Herman Long
  • Raymond and Ana Maria Lopez
  • Bonnie Lowenthal and Evan Braude
  • Georgia and John Luciene
  • Karen and John Maligie
  • Janet and George McDonald
  • Jeanne M. McKay
  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  • Glenn Moeller
  • Leila Mozaffari
  • Nancy and Ray Mullio
  • Musica Angelica
  • Monica Leff and Michael Nageotte
  • Eleanor Newhard
  • Virginia Oleen
  • Beverly O’Neill
  • Doug and Freda Otto
  • Polly’s Pies
  • Dorothy Ricketts
  • Juan Salcedo and Linda Ann Chavez
  • Juanita Salem
  • Jerry and Margaret Schubel
  • Barbara Schwerin
  • Karissa Selvester
  • Barbara and Leon Shoag
  • Linda Silver
  • Mark and Nancy Smerkanich
  • Marci and Don Smith
  • Larry Snider in memory of Mildred Snider
  • Dan Soury
  • Edwin and Pauline Stenberg
  • Rolf Sukstorf
  • Taste wine-beer-kitchen
  • Carl Taylor
  • Marie C. Treadwell
  • Jose Trujillo in memory of Gonzalo Trujillo and Desiderio Nevarez
  • Naida Tushnet
  • Patricia Walker in memory of John D. Walker Jr.
  • David Wilborn
  • Virginia Wright Wilky
  • Glenda Williams
  • Janice Wills

Reader: $50-99

  • Jeanne Badgley
  • Barbara Barnes
  • Beachwood BBQ
  • Berlin by Portfolio Coffehouse
  • Bixby Knolls Car Wash & Detail Center
  • Cards for Causes, LLC
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Chef Tech Cooking School
  • Congregation Ale House
  • Lisa Conner
  • Bill Davidson
  • Elizabeth and John Day
  • Claudia Foston
  • Michele & Roger Fricke
  • Jerry and Renate Greenly
  • Frances Harding
  • Avalon Hill
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Roberta and Jeffery Jeannette
  • Jongewaard’s Bake ‘n’ Broil
  • Richard and Betty Karnette
  • Janet and Richard Katz
  • Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
  • Long Beach Marriott
  • Frances Ishii Lyon
  • Manaow Thai
  • Claire and William Marmion
  • Fran Marshall
  • Brian Mehler
  • Sylvia and Jon Meyer
  • Michael’s Pizzeria
  • Susanne and Norman Milkes
  • Huguette and Edgar Moran
  • Theresa Morrison
  • Juana Naranjo
  • Out of Print Clothing
  • Suzanne and Dennis Poulsen
  • Restauration Long Beach
  • Kimberly Rodriguez
  • Karen Roth
  • Russo’s Neighborhood Ristorante & Bar
  • Anne Ryder
  • Salud Juice
  • Cindy Sanford
  • Cynthia Schutz in memory of Dean Schutz
  • Donna and Frank Skinner
  • Stalks and Blooms Florist
  • Mary Taylor and Paul Zack
  • United Health Group
  • Joan Van Hooten
  • John and Alaine Weiss
  • Dale C. Whitney, Jr.
  • Patricia Williams
  • Kathy Wilson
  • Audrey Hyde Zahler

Wordsmith: $49 & Under

  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Courtney Armstrong
  • Mary Barton and Tom Mayes
  • Bigmista’s
  • Blackbird Café
  • William and Laura Brecht
  • Patricia and Robert Carambelas
  • Jan Dinsmore-Block
  • District Wine
  • J. Malloy’s
  • Vernetta Foote
  • Kelly and Matthew Garcia
  • Golf N’ Stuff
  • Carol and Charles Greenberg
  • Brian and Argelis Grimshaw
  • Paul Sammon and Thomas Hall
  • Judith Hirsch
  • Precious Huff
  • Gordana Kajer
  • Noreen Kerr
  • Patricia and Ralph Koons
  • Chad A. Kottke
  • Mike Kulakowski
  • Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Kay Lindahl
  • Jill Maidenberg
  • Colleen Maxfield
  • Betty McCown
  • Caroline M. Miller
  • Nail Cottage by the Sea
  • Carol Quinlan
  • Samuel Reep
  • Christina Regnier
  • Elaine J. Russell
  • Patricia and John Salkowski
  • Nicole Scott
  • Lisa See
  • Linda M. Tate
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Patrick Verebely
  • Joel Weinberg
  • Merideth Wiberg

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.