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 from December 1 through February 28)

Literati: $10,000+

  • Lorrie Hutton
  • Margaret Kott
  • Niagara Bottling
  • Rudolph J. & Daphne A. Munzer Foundation
  • The Port of Long Beach

Bibliophile: $5,000-9,999

  • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
  • Robert and Karole Pando
  • Schulzman-Neri Foundation
  • The Tutoring Center Franchise Corp.
  • Windes

Imprimature: $2,500-4,999

  • Archstone Foundation
  • Sophea Sarin, Chhiang Bun & Family
  • Margaret and Charles Durnin
  • Farmers and Merchants Bank
  • Steve Hinds and Mary Hancock Hinds
  • Barbara and Jack Irvin
  • Khmer Sarmey Jewelry Inc.
  • Legend Seafood Restaurant Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Cement Corp.
  • New York Life
  • Peng Long and Serina Tan
  • James A. Reep Family Foundation
  • The Shadden Group
  • Lynn Shrum
  • Kenny and Jenny Taing
  • You Khoy Taing and Say Buoy Ea
  • Toyota, Inc.

Publisher: $1,000-2,499

  • Dee and Allan Abrahamse
  • Tamara Achauer
  • Fay and Lance Adams
  • AES Alamitos, LLC
  • Barbara Alpert
  • Berro Family Foundation
  • Don Knabe, Supervisor, Fourth District,
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Craig Carter
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Rachel Fabish Schwenn
  • Nancy Marie Higginson, in memory of Rear Admiral John Higginson
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Mary Lamo-Putnam
  • Brad Lancaster and Maureen Burns
  • Dianne and John McGinnis
  • Kim and Larry Neipling
  • Margaret and Alex Norman
  • Paradies Shops
  • Susan and Lee Redfield
  • Renew Landscape
  • Doris and Ernie Soriano
  • Linda Strome and Christin Taber
  • Undine Harris Wildman

Bookend: $500-999

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Cheryl Avirom
  • Margaret Farwell Smith and Rob Bellevue
  • Ellen Calomiris
  • Claire Carsman
  • Bill and Jean Crampon
  • Susan DeLand
  • Frank Fata, in memory of Kristin Brown
  • Mike A. Gipson
  • Jan Greer
  • Marta and Robert Griffin
  • Library Hotel Collection
  • Mary May Marks
  • Lissette Flores and Bob Marsocci
  • Frank and Margie Newell
  • Tim Raab
  • David Reid
  • Barbara Schwerin
  • Renee B. Simon
  • Nancy and Preston Smith
  • Curtis and Dorothy Spencer
  • Deborah Tavlin, in memory of Shirley Tavlin
  • Rick Ware
  • Sharon Weissman
  • Erich and Susan Wise

Author: $250-499

  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Kathleen and Barry Blodgett, in memory of Catherine Grubb Reed
  • Sandra Cutili
  • Cecilia and Jose DeSouza
  • Jordan Fabish
  • Jan and Dale Fairbanks
  • Jean D. Fullerton
  • Donna and Donald Gibbs
  • Jan Jackson
  • Stephanie S. James
  • Barrie Lamonte
  • Laugh Factory
  • Rosann and Michael Monaghan
  • Network for Good
  • Jim Ostach
  • PRP Wine International
  • Sean M. Reilly and Jeffrey Toelsin
  • Odile Ronat
  • Janice and Richard Schwegler
  • Archie Soden
  • The Queen Mary
  • UBS Financial Services
  • Kristi Fischer and Joe Vanderhorst

Booklover: $100-249

  • A.O.C. Restaurant
  • Jacob Adajian, in memory of Kenia Casarreal
  • Nicholas Joseph Alesso
  • Bob and Debbie Autrey, in memory of Eve Kilger
  • Charles Babcock
  • Patricia Baird and Joseph Herron
  • Debra and David Ball
  • Robert Charles Bellinger
  • Colleen Bentley
  • Mary Blythe, in honor of David and Christine Burcham
  • Bouchon Restaurant
  • Linda Bryan-Thompson
  • George and Margaret Caddle
  • Catherine Campion
  • Rebecca Caudillo-Jones, in memory of Margarita B. Caudillo
  • Kathleen Chadbourne
  • Jim and Vicki Cunningham
  • Patrick and Trudi Curran
  • Linda and Douglas Drummond
  • Margaret Magnus and Sam Ervin
  • Diane and Donald Fike
  • Susan and Bruce Foat
  • Charlene and Ronald Foster
  • Janet Frazier
  • David and Harriet Golding
  • Marcia and Don Gordon
  • Carol Grabowski
  • Karen Gustafson
  • Donna J. Hilbert
  • Karen Holden, in memory of Jackie Holden
  • Chau-Shin and Ya-Yuan Hsu
  • Louise Ivers
  • Lance and Julia F. Jackson, in memory of Elizabeth Jackson
  • Judith L. Jacobus
  • Johnny Reb’s
  • Kate Karp
  • Willa Kay and Manuel Arana
  • Paul and Linda Kennard
  • Carroll Lachnit
  • Robert and Nancy Latimer
  • The Lauderback Family
  • Joseph Le Conte
  • Joan P. Leb
  • Richard and Barbara Lederer
  • Kathrine and James Lingle
  • Herman Long
  • Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
  • Georgia and John Luciene
  • Christine Manvi
  • Tom Beollstorff and Bill Maurer
  • Louise Mazerov
  • Dorothy McDermott
  • Jeanne M. McKay
  • Nancy and Charles Merrill
  • Jim and Jane Nesmith
  • Sandra O’ Neill and Danny Russell, in honor of Margaret Smith & Rob Bellevue
  • Carmen Perez
  • Marilyn and Edward Philipp
  • Susan and Braden Phillips
  • James Choi and Diana Porras
  • Dorothy Ricketts
  • Kathleen Dice and Dennis Rockway
  • Juan Salcedo and Linda Ann Chavez
  • Phyllis and Bruce Saltz, in memory of Winston
  • Jerry and Margaret Schubel
  • Thomas Shadden
  • Linda Silver
  • Virginia Spina, in memory of Noella Meiser
  • Edwin and Pauline Stenberg
  • Alfred Strum
  • Rolf Sukstorf
  • Janet and George Watts
  • David Wilborn
  • Louise M. Wilde
  • Janice Wills
  • Anne Simoneau and Bret Witter

Reader: $50-99

  • Nicole and Ryan Ballard, in honor of DEMBROS Learning Academy
  • Berlin Bistro
  • Matthew Bordoni
  • Cards for Causes, LLC
  • Rowan Curran
  • Tom and Margie Curwen
  • Jacob and Janis Dickinson
  • Michele and Roger Fricke
  • Barbara and Sheldon Gebb
  • Norma Grady
  • Jerry and Renate Greenly
  • Joan Gustafson
  • Joseph Hunt
  • Dolly J. and Richard C. Ickler
  • Roberta and Jeffery Jeannette
  • Fred and Barbara Jensen
  • Stephen Klein
  • Valerie and Scott Kramer
  • Mark and Dena Levinstein
  • Kay Lindahl
  • Long Beach Marriott
  • Patricia Lynch
  • Manaow Thai
  • Michael Louis Martin
  • Colleen Maxfield
  • Alexander and Catherine Monty
  • Marjorie and Paul Muns
  • Kenichi Niji
  • Phyllis O’Connor
  • Judy and Donald Pedneault, in honor of Linda Bresnan
  • Kristen and Chris Pincherli
  • Joann and John Rich, in memory of Eve Kilger
  • Russo’s Risorante and Bar
  • Robert and Judith Schuler, in honor of Trudi and Pat Curran
  • Cynthia Schutz, in memory of Dean Schutz
  • Donna and Frank Skinner
  • Bob Slawson
  • Mark and Nancy Smerkanich
  • Judith Swaaley and James Graton
  • Margery Vandament, in memory of William Vandament
  • Dale C. Whitney, Jr.

Wordsmith: $49 & Under

  • Nancy Billings
  • William and Laura Brecht
  • Patricia and Robert Carambelas
  • Ruth Christiansen
  • Elizabeth and John Day
  • Kathleen Desmond
  • Jan Dinsmore-Block
  • Judith and James Dunn
  • Vernetta Foote
  • Kelly and Matthew Garcia
  • Golf N’ Stuff
  • Brian and Argelis Grimshaw
  • Paul Sammon and Thomas Hall
  • Theodore Hampton
  • Gordana Kajer
  • Richard and Betty Karnette
  • Noreen Kerr
  • Legends Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Jill Maidenberg
  • Betty McCown
  • Caroline M. Miller
  • Barbara A. Shriver
  • Elsa and Richard Morgan
  • Andria S. Myers
  • Virginia and Donald Nickles
  • William and Mary Lou Nicolai
  • Dorothy Orman
  • Karen Pruett
  • Elaine J. Russell
  • Patricia and John Salkowski
  • Cindy Sanford
  • Troy Scott
  • Beverly Stunden
  • Linda M. Tate
  • Mary Taylor and Paul Zack
  • Patrick Verebely
  • Joel Weinberg
  • Merideth Wiberg
  • Mona Panitz and Edgar Zwieback

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.