Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Current Donors

Thanks to our 2018 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 from December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2017)

Special Thanks to Our Leading Visionary Supporters
Kathleen A. Bursley
Rudolph J. & Daphne A. Munzer Foundation

Literati: $10,000+

  • Andeavor
  • Clark R. Green Charitable Foundation
  • Earl B. & Loraine H. Miller Foundation
  • Lorrie Hutton
  • James H. Ackerman Fund
  • Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
  • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • Margaret Kott
  • Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund
  • Niagara Cares
  • The Port of Long Beach
  • The Will J. Reid Foundation
  • Joe and Karen Zucchero

 

Bibliophile: $5,000-9,999

  • Seymour and Reva Alban
  • John Arcos and Janet Leonards
  • Gerald Bloeser
  • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
  • Margaret and Charles Durnin
  • Barbara and Jack Irvin
  • Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
  • McCarty’s Jewelry
  • Robert and Karole Pando
  • Eleanore and Peter Schmidt
  • Lynn Shrum
  • Kenny and Jenny Taing
  • Teak Catering
  • The William C. Bannerman Foundation
  • Windes

 

Imprimature: $2,500-4,999

  • Anonymous
  • Dee and Allan Abrahamse
  • Fay and Lance Adams
  • AES Alamitos, LLC
  • Rick Alsagoff and Bruce Alton
  • Archstone Foundation
  • Berro Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Bess J. Hodges Foundation
  • Kirk Brown
  • The Dougherty Company Insurance Brokers
  • Epson America
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • Donita Van Horik and John Fielder
  • The Fluor Foundation
  • Frances S. Grover Estate
  • Dr. Tracie Harvey, M.D. – A Medical Corporation
  • Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock Hinds
  • Cordelia Howard
  • Italian Food Artisans
  • Sam Joumblat
  • Khmer Sarmey Jewelry Inc.
  • Kinder Morgan Foundation
  • Mary Lamo-Putnam
  • Legend Seafood Restaurant Inc.
  • Peng Long and Serina Tan
  • Mitsubishi Cement Corp.
  • Schulzman-Neri Foundation
  • Frank and Margie Newell
  • The Pie Hole – Long Beach
  • Plenary Edgemoor Group
  • James A. Reep Family Foundation
  • Gene Richey
  • The Rivera Group – A Real Estate Firm
  • Sophea Sarin, Chhiang Bun and Family
  • Patricia and John Shadden
  • You Khoy Taing and Say Buoy Ea
  • Kay and Tony Tortorice
  • Toyota, Inc.
  • Steve and Elizabeth Westbrook
  • Erich and Susan Wise

 

Publisher: $1,000-2,499

  • Tamara Achauer and Terry Hodel
  • Barbara Alpert
  • Carol and Mike Baghramian
  • Debra and David Ball
  • Margaret Smith and Rob Bellevue
  • Don Knabe, Supervisor, Fourth District, County of Los Angeles
  • Jan and Tim Burke
  • Ellen Calomiris
  • Craig Carter
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Susan DeLand
  • Rachel Fabish Schwenn
  • Lissette Flores and Bob Marsocci
  • Richard D. Green
  • Marta and Robert Griffin
  • Nancy Marie Higginson
  • Joe and Jan Hower
  • Brad Husen
  • Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Long Beach Chapter
  • Stephanie S. James
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Brad Lancaster and Maureen Burns
  • Robert and Nancy Latimer
  • Kathrine and James Lingle
  • Sheila and Ron Litzinger
  • Margie and Jon Masterson
  • Matson Navigation Company
  • Dianne and John McGinnis
  • Nancy and Charles Merrill
  • Kim and Larry Neipling
  • Jim and Jane Nesmith
  • Margaret and Alex Norman
  • Christopher Nunley
  • Panxa Cocina
  • Paradies Shops
  • Susan and Lee Redfield
  • Roe Seafood
  • JP and Kimberly Shotwell
  • Doris and Ernie Soriano
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Linda Strome and Christin Taber
  • The Tutoring Center Franchise Corp.
  • Larry and Janet Watt
  • Undine Harris Wildman

 

Bookend: $500-999

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Cheryl R. Avirom
  • Katharine and Behtash Azar
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Colleen Bentley
  • Claire Carsman
  • Ruth Florea and Thomas Clark
  • Laura Henriques and Alan Colburn
  • Lisa Conner
  • Bill and Jean Crampon
  • Carolyn De Baca
  • Cara and Garrett DeGiorgio
  • Frank Fata
  • Donna and Donald Gibbs
  • Mike A. Gipson
  • Roslyn A. Gray
  • Stuart and Adrienne Green
  • Jan Greer
  • Elizabeth and John Hancock
  • Douglas P. Haubert
  • Danita Y. Humphrey
  • International City Bank
  • Barrie Lamonte
  • Shahana Larson
  • Library Hotel Collection
  • Long Beach Petroleum Club
  • Herman Long
  • Mary May Marks
  • Patty and Vic McCarty
  • Linda and William McCullough
  • Daniel and Pam Munzer
  • Network for Good
  • Jim Ostach
  • Russell and Katherine Parsons
  • Evelyn and John Pohlmann
  • Faith Porter
  • Providence Restaurant
  • The Queen Mary
  • Tim Raab
  • Jodi and Thomas A. Reep
  • David Reid
  • Yesmean Rihbany
  • Barbara Schwerin
  • Linda Silver
  • Renee B. Simon
  • Nancy and Preston Smith
  • Barbara and Edward Sosa
  • Curtis and Dorothy Spencer
  • Jodie and Kirk Storey
  • Susan Stuhlbarg
  • Deborah Tavlin
  • Sean Reilly and Jeffrey Toelsin
  • Total Wine & More
  • Rick Ware
  • Sharon Weissman

 

Author: $250-499

  • Anonymous
  • Christopher Armato
  • Karen Berry and Ryan Autrey
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Beaune Imports
  • Alma Bencomo
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Kathleen and Barry Blodgett
  • Blue Diamond Jeweler
  • Ron Brown
  • John Burkholder
  • Gwen Butterfield
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Holly Carpenter
  • Rebecca Caudillo-Jones
  • Chambers and Chambers Wine Merchants
  • William Courtney
  • Courtyard Marriott Long Beach Downtown
  • Patrick and Trudi Curran
  • Sandra Cutuli
  • Kenneth Dami
  • Cecilia and Jose DeSouza
  • Epic Wines and Spirits
  • Jordan Fabish
  • Jan and Dale Fairbanks
  • Kristi Fischer and Joe Vanderhorst
  • Jean D. Fullerton
  • David Gayl
  • Marcia and Donald Gordon
  • Theodore Hampton
  • Demetria and Bill Hayward
  • The Henry Wine Group
  • Jan Jackson
  • Diane Jacobus
  • Kate Karp
  • Rose Katsuki
  • The Pruitt Family
  • Laugh Factory
  • Joseph Le Conte
  • Richard and Barbara Lederer
  • Long Beach Camerata Singers
  • Michael Louis Martin
  • Dorothy McDermott
  • Metro Wine Marketing
  • Michael E. Hamlin and Jaye R. Whitworh
  • Rosann and Michael Monaghan
  • Elisabeth Moore
  • Theresa Morrison
  • Mozza Restaurant Group
  • Monica Leff and Michael Nageotte
  • Joshua B. Norton
  • Pacific Chorale
  • Abha and Anil Pandya
  • Shawn Patton
  • PRP Wine International
  • Revel Wine Company
  • James C. and Barbara Richards
  • Cathy and Peter Ridder
  • Susan and Michael Rivard
  • Odile Ronat
  • Phyllis and Bruce Saltz
  • Janice and Richard Schwegler
  • Melanie Shevlane
  • Donna and Frank Skinner
  • Mark and Nancy Smerkanich
  • Jean Bixby Smith
  • Marci and Don Smith
  • Archie Soden
  • Southern California Soaring Academy
  • Burniece and Les Starck
  • Susan Stark
  • Edwin and Pauline Stenberg
  • Stumpo Wealth Management Group – UBS Financial Services
  • Mary Thoits
  • Naida Tushnet
  • Mary Voigt
  • Charles Weiss
  • Laura Whalen
  • Karen Widerynski
  • The Wine Country
  • Wine Warehouse
  • Brandon Woodward
  • Young’s Market Company

 

Booklover: $100-249

  • Anonymous
  • A.O.C.
  • Jacob Adajian
  • Shirley Ahlgren
  • Alban Vineyards Inc.
  • Nicholas Alesso
  • Lazaro and Robin Alvarez
  • American Girl Doll (Good 360)
  • Andrew and Rachel Korcos
  • Margaret Arbini Madonna
  • Jon Argenziano
  • Richard Arko
  • Bob and Debbie Autrey
  • Charles Babcock CPA
  • Patricia Baird and Joseph Herron
  • Barbara S. Ellis
  • Sally and Gary Bates
  • Robert Charles Bellinger
  • Peter Black
  • Steven and Katherine Blackmarr
  • Mary Blythe
  • Bouchon Restaurant
  • Don and Lauri Brannon
  • Richard Brodeur
  • Linda Bryan-Thompson
  • George and Margaret Caddle
  • Grace Cameron
  • Catherine Campion
  • Kathleen Chadbourne
  • Herman Cheung
  • Shirley Chiavetta
  • Gordon Cohn
  • Nancy and Bob Conway
  • Michael Anthony Core
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Craig T. Cross
  • Jim and Vicki Cunningham
  • Steve and Kathy Curran
  • Elizabeth and John Day
  • Jade Candice Dean
  • Linda and Douglas Drummond
  • Norma and William Edelhauser
  • Barbara S. Ellis
  • Arvin Enriquez
  • Margaret Magnus and Sam Ervin
  • Patty Fenoglio
  • Diane and Donald Fike
  • Susan and Bruce Foat
  • Charlene and Ronald Foster
  • Janet Frazier
  • Friends of Long Beach Firefighters
  • Gazette Newspapers’ Writers
  • Gelson’s Markets
  • Tobias Geye
  • David and Harriet Golding
  • Scott Gorzeman
  • Carol Grabowski
  • Mary Frances Griess
  • Karen Gustafson
  • Lonnie Henley
  • Donna J. Hilbert
  • Karen Holden
  • Chau-Shin and Ya-Yuan Hsu
  • Denise K. Ihlenfeldt
  • International City Theatre
  • Louise Ivers
  • Lance and Julia F. Jackson
  • Judith L. Jacobus
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • J&L Jewelers
  • Joel and Macy Jelinowicz
  • Johnny Reb’s Southern Roadhouse and Catering
  • Richard and Betty Karnette
  • Willa Kay and Manuel Arana
  • Randy and Dale Kemner
  • Paul and Linda Kennard
  • Roland R. and Judith E. Kratzner
  • Sandra Kroll
  • L.G. Smith Accountancy Corporation
  • La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Carroll Lachnit
  • Robert Lainez
  • Linda and Richard Landes
  • The Lauderback Family
  • Glenn Moeller
  • Elsa and Richard Morgan
  • Leila Mozaffari
  • Nancy and Ray Mullio
  • Musica Angelica
  • Christopher Nelson
  • Eleanor Newhard
  • Virginia Oleen
  • Beverly O’Neill
  • Sandra O’Neill and Danny Russell
  • Douglas and Freda Hinsche Otto
  • Mathew J Pace
  • Robert Peet and Conrad Rodriquez
  • Carmen Perez
  • Marilyn and Edward Philipp
  • Susan and Braden Phillips
  • Kristen and Chris Pincherli
  • Polly’s Pies Restaurant
  • James Choi and Diana Porras
  • Alethea Prattas
  • Suzie and Mark Price
  • Carol Quinlan
  • Pamela and George Rice
  • William J. Rice
  • Erin Rice
  • Dorothy Ricketts
  • Sandra Riehl
  • Kathleen Dice and Dennis Rockway
  • Judith Rollins
  • Peter Joseph Rosenwald
  • Michael Sacapanio
  • Juan Salcedo and Linda Ann Chavez
  • Juanita Salem
  • Cindy Sanford
  • Jerry and Margaret Schubel
  • Robert and Judith Schuler
  • Norbert Schurer
  • Karissa Selvester
  • Thomas Shadden
  • Barbara and Leon Shoag
  • Margaret Shobert
  • Larry Snider
  • Dan Soury
  • Virginia Spina
  • Alfred Strum
  • Rolf Sukstorf
  • Judith Swaaley and James Graton
  • Henry and Julia Taboada
  • Taste wine-beer-kitchen
  • Mary Taylor and Paul Zack
  • Carl Taylor
  • Marie Treadwell
  • Jose Trujillo
  • Patricia Walker
  • Janet and George Watts
  • David Wilborn
  • Louise Wilde
  • Virginia Wright Wilky
  • Glenda Williams
  • Janice Wills
  • Anne Simoneu and Bret Witter
  • Charles Wright
  • Adeline Yoong

 

Reader: $50-99

  • Anonymous
  • Jeanne Badgley
  • Nicole and Ryan Ballard
  • Barbara Barnes
  • Beachwood BBQ
  • Berlin by Portfolio Coffehouse
  • Nancy Billings
  • Bixby Knolls Car Wash & Detail Center
  • Matthew Bordoni
  • Mary Brennan
  • Barbara and Jack Cameron
  • Patricia and Robert Carambelas
  • Cards for Causes, LLC
  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center
  • Arlene and Lucy Castillo
  • Chef Tech Cooking School
  • Myrna Chessmore
  • Congregation Ale House Chapters
  • Rowan Curran
  • Tom and Margie Curwen
  • Theresa Dau-Ngo
  • Bill Davidson
  • Sarah Louisa Dennis
  • Jacob and Janis Dickinson
  • Dog Haus Biergarten
  • Claudia Foston
  • Michele & Roger Fricke
  • Nancy and Claude Friedmann
  • Dionne Fugate
  • Kimberly and John Garvey
  • Barbara and Sheldon Gebb
  • Norma Grady
  • Jerry and Renate Greenly
  • Joan Gustafson
  • Paul Sammon and Thomas Hall
  • Frances Harding
  • Nancy and C.W. Hegelheimer
  • Avalon Hill
  • Joseph Hunt
  • Dolly J. and Richard C. Ickler
  • In-N-Out Burgers
  • Roberta and Jeffery Jeannette
  • Fred and Barbara Jensen
  • William Johnson
  • Jongewaard’s Bake ‘n’ Broil
  • Janet and Richard Katz
  • Noreen Kerr
  • Stephen Klein
  • Valerie and Scott Kramer
  • Geraldine Landes
  • Debra Marr-Leisy and William Leisy
  • Mark and Dena Levinstein
  • Kay Lindahl
  • Debra and Jeff Lockwood
  • Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
  • Long Beach Marriott
  • Jessica Losch
  • Patricia Lynch
  • Frances Ishii Lyon
  • Manaow Thai
  • Claire and William Marmion
  • Fran Marshall
  • Betty McCown
  • Brian Mehler
  • Michael’s Pizzeria
  • Susanne and Norman Milkes
  • Alexander and Catherine Monty
  • Huguette and Edgar Moran
  • Brian Mota
  • Marjorie and Paul Muns
  • Juana Naranjo
  • Laura and Ken Nelson
  • Kenichi Niji
  • Phyllis O’Connor
  • Out of Print Clothing
  • Judy and Donald Pedneault
  • Suzanne and Dennis Poulsen
  • Anil Prasad
  • Karen Pruett
  • Roger T. Reid
  • Marie Reidy
  • Marie Janneke Resnick
  • Restauration Long Beach
  • Joann and John Rich
  • Robert and Kate Smith
  • Kimberly Rodriguez
  • Linda and Larry Rosenlof
  • Karen Roth
  • Russo’s Neighborhood Ristorante & Bar
  • Anne Ryder
  • Salud Juice
  • Ed and Linda Scheck
  • Evelyn Schuler
  • Cynthia Schutz
  • Ruth Schwartz
  • Bob Slawson
  • Jan E. Smith
  • Stalks and Blooms Florist
  • Bonnie Swarberg
  • Sally Tanner-Smock and Paul Smock
  • Elizabeth Trapp
  • Jodie Ullman
  • Joan and Joseph Van Hooten
  • Bernice Van Steenbergen
  • Margery Vandament
  • John and Alaine Weiss
  • Wesley R. and Linda H. Wong
  • Dale C. Whitney, Jr.
  • Patricia Williams
  • Kathy Wilson
  • Kathleen C. Young Booth
  • Audrey Hyde Zahler
  • Mona Panitz and Edgar Zwieback

 

Wordsmith: $49 & Under

  • Anonymous
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Michael Amiya
  • Barbara Anders
  • Andrew and Joanne Strum
  • Allison Arcos
  • Jennifer Arenas
  • Paul Armato
  • Courtney Armstrong
  • Delvonne Austin
  • Mary Barton and Tom Mayes
  • Bernard J. Johnston and Lynn M. Bond
  • Bigmista’s Barbecue
  • Laurie and Richard Birkemeier
  • Blackbird Café
  • Erica and Doug Bradley
  • Karna Bramble
  • William and Laura Brecht
  • Charles and Karen Brennan
  • Fiahna Cabana
  • Karen R. Chamberlain
  • Olga Chavez
  • Ruth Christiansen
  • Bryce Cullinane
  • Marilyn R Day
  • Kathleen Desmond
  • Jan Dinsmore-Block
  • District Wine
  • Amanda and Sean Dougherty
  • Douglas E. and Michelina B. Granger
  • Judith and James Dunn
  • E.J. Malloy’s
  • Edward S. and Enette S. Murachver
  • Jacob Ethan Florez
  • Vernetta Foote
  • Kelsey Ford
  • Judith Gallardo
  • Kelly and Matthew Garcia
  • Gary and Maureen Street Welborn
  • Golf N’ Stuff
  • Carol and Charles Greenberg
  • Brian and Argelis Grimshaw
  • David Brooks Hartt
  • Carol A. Herriage
  • Judith Hirsch
  • Stephanie Blakeslee Howard
  • Precious Huff
  • Michael Huynh
  • Ashley Impellitteri
  • Mary and Maynard Jagodzinske
  • Gordana Kajer
  • Richard Kober
  • Patricia and Ralph Koons
  • Roma and Chad Kottke
  • Mike Kulakowski
  • Taelson Larrow
  • Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Betty Lima
  • Shelley A. Lipman-Crew
  • Christina Luallen
  • Barbara Maas
  • Celine Malanum
  • Brenna McLean
  • Meghan Marie Meek, D.C.
  • Caroline M. Miller
  • Barbara A. Shriver
  • Minda L. Painshab
  • Andria S. Myers
  • Nicole Nabor
  • Nail Cottage by the Sea
  • Virginia and Donald Nickles
  • William and Mary Lou Nicolai
  • Dorothy Orman
  • Ralphs Grocery Company/Kroger
  • Tiffany Rau
  • Samuel Reep
  • Christina Regnier
  • Jennifer Rice Epstein
  • Vice Mayor Rex Richardson
  • Eileen C. Ringerman
  • Michelle Brittan Rosado
  • Elaine Russell
  • Patricia and John Salkowski
  • Kristen Sawyer
  • Nicole Scott
  • Troy Scott
  • Elizabeth Scully
  • Lisa See
  • Hector Antonio Soto
  • Timothy J. Sovich
  • Michael Stewart
  • Shelly Stratton
  • Beverly Stunden
  • Seth Swaaley
  • Linda M. Tate
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Patrick Verebely
  • Daniel and Angela Villani
  • Joel Weinberg
  • Merideth Wiberg
  • Phanith Yaletchko
  • William Younglove

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