2017 - The Library Foundation Annual Report

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2017Annual Report The purpose of The Library Foundation is to ensure the future of the library as an indispensable community resource. We do this by helping secure financial resources to support collections, programs, services, technology and physical facilities of the library. The Library Foundation pursues this purpose by seeking philanthropic support, providing conscientious stewardship of the assets in its care, encouraging appropriate community partnerships, advocating on behalf of the library’s mission and continuing to help our community be the best place to live, work, learn and play. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is the sole beneficiary of funds raised by The Library Foundation.

The Library Foundation 1515 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66604-1374 (785) 580-4498


Dear Friends, The Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report is bound to peek your curiosity when you read about how your gifts have made a difference at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. We have amazing stories to share. Together we are helping the library fulfill its new mission of “sparking curiosity and connecting our community through literacy and learning.” As a foundation, we are committed to providing the funds needed beyond what tax dollars can do for our library. The funds will help accomplish the library’s most important community impact goal Every child will be ready for kindergarten. One of the best examples of fulfilling this goal is our incredible support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We received donations by individuals made at Topeka Gives and through our direct mail campaign. Grants have been given by Security Benefit, Capitol Federal Foundation, US Bank, St. Francis Health Foundation, Cox Charities, Topeka Community Foundation and the Friends of the Library. We received gifts from a number of organizations and events including the local chapter of The Topeka Council of the International Reading Association, the Topeka Chapter of Links and the trivia event with FHLBank. All of these gifts will help us sustain Imagination Library for several years to come.

Helen Jensen

When you review our donor list you will see a number of gifts made in someone’s honor or memory. The family of Helen Jensen asked us to use the gifts made in her memory for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Helen was a retired first grade teacher who continued to volunteer in the schools. Helen's love of children and reading will live on through her memorial gifts.

We are thrilled for the $1 million gift of Dr. Glenn Swogger for the expansion of the Millennium Café. Construction of Claire’s Courtyard begins this summer. A commemorative brick project in the Courtyard is planned and will be announced this spring.

Warren Taylor

Dr. Glenn Swogger

The new team rooms in the reference area of the library are fulfilling a need for small group meetings. We thank Warren Taylor for becoming the first to provide a contribution to name one of the rooms. If you would like to name a team room in someone’s honor or memory, please contact the foundation office.

We are so proud of what your gifts have helped accomplish. For 35 years the Topeka community has allowed The Library Foundation to manage their gifts to our library. With your trust and partnership, we aspire to do even more in the next 35 years. Thank you for your support!

Judi Stork, Chair

Nancy Lindberg, Executive Director

Why do you love your library? We live at Evergreens at Brewster Place and really appreciate the Library bringing books on a regular basis direct to our door.

Doris and Robert Payne


So thankful for the Red Carpet & Megan. Ruth Stone

Helpful, congenial, welcoming staff. Nancy and Joe Schrag

The bi-monthly visits from the bookmobile with Jim & Tanya!

Barbara Harris

Huge Success for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


hanks to overwhelming donor support, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library launched in Shawnee County in April 2017. This program is a free book program for children birth to age five. The Dollywood Foundation mails a new book in the child’s name directly to their home once a month. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and United Way of Greater Topeka are making Imagination Library available to all children in Shawnee County to help prepare them for kindergarten. It costs $25 to mail one year of books (12 books) to a child. For two years, donors were encouraged to give "The Gift of Reading” to provide sustainable funding for this program. By the end of 2017, we raised $475,000. Along with the $100,000 raised by the United Way, a total of $575,000 has been raised. In two years of fundraising, we have surpassed our five-year goal of $500,000 and are well on our way to the $1 million needed to sustain the program. “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has been shown to improve early childhood literacy for children in the program,” said Gina Millsap, library CEO. “Community donors have really

stepped up to underwrite the costs of providing this program for Shawnee County children.” At the end of 2017, 3,600 of the 12,519 eligible children are registered. This level of registration wasn’t expected until October 2018 according to the Dollywood Foundation. The Library Foundation and United Way of Greater Topeka will continue fundraising to reach the goal of $1 million to sustain this program and help develop eager learners ready for kindergarten. If you know a child under the age of five who is not registered yet for the program, please encourage their parent to sign-up at the library or online at tscpl.org/imagination. Thank you for your generous support for this program.

BNSF Foundation Recognized The BNSF Railway Foundation was recognized as Outstanding Foundation at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Topeka Chapter’s Philanthropy Day Luncheon in November 2017. The Library Foundation nominated them for providing much needed funding for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Last spring BNSF Railway Foundation supported The Library Foundation by joining many other library donors in underwriting the cost of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Shawnee County. This donation provided funding for 400 children to get the best start possible for success in school and life.

Harder IREAD Program More kindergarteners than ever before are My ard receiving their Librar y C first library card as a result of the Robert C. and Dorothy L. Harder IREAD initiative. This program gets library cards in the hands of our newest independent readers. To date, 857 children in 15 elementary schools received IREAD library cards, a special holder and a new book thanks to the Harder IREAD fund. Harder IREAD project

Child’s Signature

Nancy Lindberg, Gina Millsap, Leslie Fergus and Billie Jean Graham representing BNSF Railway Foundation, and Kim Williams, AFP Topeka Chapter President.

BNSF Railway Foundation had a unique opportunity to provide children with their first book, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. This is one of the greatest tales used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work. In this well-loved classic, the Little Blue Engine's rallying mantra "I think I can--I think I can" resonates for a lifetime in the head of every child who hears it. Thank you BNSF Railway Foundation!

A Gift of Property

In 2016, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (St. Francis Health) donated the Marion Clinic property at 10th and Garfield just west of the library. This property is offering the opportunity to provide much needed additional parking for the approximately 3,000 people who visit the library daily. In 2017 and 2018, funds from the estate gift of Robert M. and Hazel F. Lingo are paying the associated costs of constructing the parking lot. Their gift from 2000 continues to provide funds to assist in improvements to the library facilities.

Building relationships, family engagement and increased library card usage are all due to The Library Foundation’s many donors in support of the Harder Book Fund. For years, Bob and Dottie gave books to Lowman Hill Elementary School students during the holidays, and Bob volunteered as a reader. To honor Bob’s love and investment in children, in 2014 the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library renamed the IREAD Kindergarten program.

THE TAYLOR ROOM Warren Taylor is an excellent example of the phrases “create a living legacy” and “demonstrate a commitment.” He is the first person to make a gift to name one of the eight Team Rooms just completed as part of the library’s 10-year Facilities Master Plan. Warren loves his library!

Before the Team Rooms were completed, Warren made a commitment for Room #3. The room is named the Taylor Room in honor of Warren and in memory of his mother, Velva C. Taylor. Warren recalls his mother “enjoyed hanging out at the library when I was in charge of the Friday night movies. She was always very supportive and loved anything at the library.” Warren retired from the library in 2004 after 34 years in charge of the Topeka Room, genealogy and the local history collection. Now he is an indispensable volunteer for the Friends of the Library. For years, Warren chaired the Friends’ annual book sale and served on the Friends’ Board including as president in 2009-2010. Warren is one of the founders of The Library Foundation’s Wilder Society joining in 2004. Warren said, “We all have special places in our hearts for the things that have been most important to us. For me the library is such a place. As a member of the Wilder Society, I am pleased to join with many others in proclaiming my enthusiasm for it.”

Early benefactors, Edward and Mary Wilder, helped raise funds to build the first permanent library in Topeka. Their memorial gifts to the library created the first public art collection in the city. In 1998, The Library Foundation created the Edward and Mary Wilder Society. We give special thanks to those who are securing the future of our awesome library by including The Library Foundation in your estate plans or making an annual lifetime gift. CHARTER MEMBERS

Linda D. & Dennis Baranski Shirley J. Baxley Dorothy A. Christensen* Beulah Baldwin Cook* Floy M. Crouch* Lillian L. Dawkins* Noelle Todd Drechsel* Drs. Marjory B.* & D. Bernard* Foster Helen Green* Orpha Naomi Hathaway* Dr. J. Cotter* & Jeanne* Hirschberg Robert M.* & Hazel F.* Lingo James* & Elizabeth* McHenry James A. McHenry, Jr. Barbara A. Mertz* Esther Read* & Wilfred T.* Miller Lucille S. Perkins* Dr. Bartlett & Harriette* Ramsey Mary Jo Ramskill* Georgia Sue Reuter* Steve A. Schwarm & Lena R. Dreiling Irving E.* & Peggy* Sheffel Eldon* & Harriet* Sloan Glenn Swogger, Jr. & Claire* Swogger Louise* & Walter* Torluemke Dr. Nathaniel* & Jewel* Uhr Virginia Wade* Anita & Larry Wolgast 4


Carolyn A. Adams Adrian & Mary Allen Ann Maria “Trena” Ansell Maxine Anton* Laura A. Autrey Betty R. Baker & Phillip L. Baker, MD Rob & Jenifer Banks Barbara J. Barber* Pauline Beatty* Clark V. Britton, Jr. & Pauline Britton Patricia L. “Pat” Bump* Arthur Capper* Martha Carithers* Dr. Michael & Marcia Cassidy Jeffrey & Kristin Chanay Avis Chitwood* Gary K. & Margaret A. Clarke Loretta “Lori” Class* L.M. “Bud”* & Dorothy* Cornish Edythe R. Crapson* Gay V. Crawford Laura Dalrymple & Jim Harris Don* & Edith* Depew Dorothy Diehl* Glenda DuBoise Cyrus H. Elting, Jr. & M. Carmen Ribas Elting Cyrus Harold Elting, Sr.* & Celeste* Elting Horace Eubank* Vivian C. Everett* John E. Farley* Richard Friedstrom Elizabeth French* Ezequiel Muñoz Nancy J. Garfield, PhD Janice Gartrell* Marilyn L. Geiger Roberta M. Gillespie* Mary Case Gordy* & James Van Sickle Thomas Gregg* Frances H. Griest* Kathy & Alan Groesbeck John & Rita Grunwald Michael Hager Roy* & Mary C.* Hatke Mary E. Heiberger* Debbie & Bob Heintzelman Phyllis J. Henney* Margaret E. Herynk* Chuck & Kay Holle

Ralph Holbrook Pamela G. Hollie & P. F. Kluge Becky & Terry Holmquist Jane Chandler Holt Bob* & Imogene* Hughes Glenn* & Catherine* Hussey Theodore* & Barbara* Hussey Jeff & Martha Imparato Jan J. Jaquith Myrtle Alice Jennings* Alexander Johnson* Jeanne A.* & Andy Johnson Joy M. Johnson* G. Lester Jordan, Jr.* Carol A. Jory* Doris & Warren* Kinnett Jo Ann Klemmer Lillian F. Landberg* Glinda B. Leach David & Audrey Leamon Nancy Lindberg Carolyn E. Litwin Fannie Mandelbaum* Melissa Masoner & Jim Concannon Craig & Robin Maxon Hugh* & Margaret* McCausland Kay McFarland* Linda H. McHenry Bernice L. McPeak* Evelyn Meade* Connie* & Walt Menninger Gina & Ried Millsap Jeanne Christie Mithen Mary Mae Moffet* Judy & Don Moler Donald & Shirley Moses Jo Ann Myers Betty Jean Neal Jean & Emlin* North Marianna & Austin Nothern Marg Obourn Elaine O’Gara & Bob Shapiro Steve Page & Gwen McClain George S. Paris Dave & Carol* Parker Robert & Frankie Parman John* & Lynda Parry Betty J. Penney Nancy Ann Perih Larry Peters & Barbara Waterman-Peters

Helen & John Petterson Timothy L. & Bobbie J.A. Pfeifer Pauline Cox Brown Pfuetze* Liz Post & Paul Bicknell Dick & Nancy Pratt Larry & Patty Pressman Katherine Park Pyle* & son: Oliver Holmes Gilliland* Dorothy Orr* Becky Richmond Carrie & Pat Riordan Roxane* & Raymond Riva Dr. Michael B. Roberts Roy Ruth* Alvin D. Schiesser* Julie & Robert Schloetzer Marjorie Schreiber* Myron S. Seeley, Jr.* John M. Shapiro* Ed & Judy Soule Kirke & Diane Snyder Elizabeth Stauffer* Edna Steel* Patricia M. Stender Marion D. Stevenson* Carolyn E. Stewart* Patricia L. Stinson* Bernard O. Stone* Rob & Judi Stork Jane C. Stormont* Karen C. Tappan Leo & Marva C. Taylor Warren E. Taylor Dr. Stephen & Joan Tempero Ron & Annette Thornburgh Ruth Turnipseed* Roger & Joan Underwood Walt* & Marge* Van Vleck Diane Hirschberg Waanders Dr. Howard & Marilyn Ward Nancy E. Watkins Robert G. Webb Lila Weissenberg* Larry William & Susan Krehbiel William June Windscheffel Sarah Woellhof Dorothy Wesley Woodson* Linda Woolf Alice M. Young*

*Denotes deceased


for your support.

The Library Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations who supported The Library Foundation in 2017. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this listing. If there are any oversights, please contact the foundation office. To support The Library Foundation, donate online at foundation.tscpl.org and sign up for our quarterly news updates, email foundation@tscpl.org or call 785-580-4498. If a donation was made in 2017, that amount was added to each donor’s previous gifts and their name is listed here by cumulative giving level: INDIVIDUAL CUMULATIVE GIVING LEVELS: (INCLUDES IN-KIND GIFTS) $100,000 + Dr. Phillip and Mrs. Betty Baker Susan and Kent Garlinghouse The Estate of G. Lester Jordan, Jr.* Dr. Jo Ann Myers Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Claire* Swogger $50,000 – $99,999 Dr. Walter Menninger $25,000 – $49,999 Dick and Donna Crawford Dr. Robert and Mrs. Frankie Parman Bob and Kerry Onstott Storey Warren Taylor James Van Sickle $10,000 – $24,999 Richard and Linda Hayse

Charles and Kay Holle Dr. Allen and Mrs. Beth Kossoy Gina and Ried Millsap Larry and Doris Moreland Bette Morris Steve Page and Gwen McClain Carol* and David Parker Jerry Reed Max O. Williams $5,000 – $9,999 Rob and Jenny Banks Sherry Best and Will Valk Dick and Dotty Hanger Ralph Holbrook Duane and Martha Huizenga The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum Susan Krehbiel William and Larry William Phil and Kathy Lange Melissa Masoner and James Concannon Dr. Kent and Mrs. Marsha Palmberg Marie Pyko Dr. Bartlett Ramsey Richard Ryan Dr. Steve and Mrs. Joan Tempero Annette and Ron Thornburgh Roger and Joan Underwood $2,500 – $4,999 The Honorable Adrian and Mary Allen Ann Maria (Trena) Ansell Roy and Gerry Browning Joyce DeCoursey Larry and Lois Dimmitt Delores Fay Duane Johnson Carolyn E. Litwin

Jeanne Mithen Dr. Joe and Mrs. Suzanne Mumford Marianna and Austin Nothern Nancy Ann Perih Ruth Rodden Nancy Stone Judi and Rob Stork Eleanor and Larry Strecker Kimberly and Josh Svaty $1,000 – $2,499 Marilyn Ault Helen and Warren Beavers Drew Blas The Honorable J. Patrick and Hellen Brazil Paul and Mary Brennan Joan Briman Bruce and Connie Burns Nancy Carpenter Donna Casey Dr. Michael and Mrs. Marcia Cassidy Eula Mae and Forrest Cowell Harry and Karen Craig Arlene Huerter Crawford Carrie Cummings Haley and Jason DaVee Sam L. Delap, Jr. Jeri Eckhardt William and Gail Eliason Joseph M. Feeney, Jr. Mary Feighny Margaret and John Francis Diana and John Friend Nancy J. Garfield, PhD Dorothy Harder Dennis and Anne Harder Marley Thad and Christianna Hartman Bob and Debbie Heintzelman Pamela Hollie and P.F. Kluge Becky and Terry Holmquist Ellen and Walter Horn Ruth Ann and Glenn Jones Tighe and Margaret La Rue Nancy Lindberg Stephen and Martha Lusk James and Linda McHenry David Monical and Peg Dunlap Don and Molly Morris Lona Morse Ezequiel Munoz Betty Jean Neal Joel and Nicole Oliver Dr. Deepak and Mrs. Geeta Parulkar Paul Post and Kay Kelly Carole Purdum Scott and Amy Raymond Carrie and Pat Riordan Susan and Dennis Rogers Richard Ross Mary Beth and Jim Schroff Barbara and Robert Scofield Dr. Steven and Mrs. Clista Seals Robert Shapiro and Elaine O'Gara Dr. Gilbert Katz and Mrs. JoAnn Turner Dr. Stanley and Reverend Sandra Vogel Cynthia Wahle Marilyn and Howard Ward David Woods and Ted Yungclas Julie and Brad Woods $500 - $999 Dr. Tom Ashley Mark Baker Glenda Cafer Dr. Kristopher and Mrs. Amber Carlson L. Patricia Casey Hurst Coffman Kathleen Cummings Nancy Daniels

Betsy and Bart Butzer Brenda Dietrich R. Dean and Sherry Byerley Robert DuBois Terri Bynum Jim and Ethel Edwards Mary Campbell Gwen and Dennis Elliott John and Lynn Carlin Cyrus Elting, Jr. and M. Carmen Ribas Elting Bernie and Paul Christiansen Cathy Estes George and Barbara Clark Michael Fargo Ronald Cobb Karen Farr William Cohen Lew* and Sue Ferguson David and Victoria Console Dr. Paul and Mrs. Jane Fortin Ruth Cook Edward H. Funston Bonnie and Rudy Cuevas John and Ines Gilbert Ida Cummins Susan and Terrence Gooden Susanne and Raffella D'Andrea Kathleen and James Harr James and Linda Daniel Russell Harvey and Patricia McGivern Bennie Davis Peggy and Richard Hawkins Ginger Cain Davis Martha Hodgesmith Mark Desetti Mary Hoffman Donald Dimmitt Jesyca Hope Beth and Neil Dobler Roger and Roberta Johnson Bill and Judy Docking Robert and Deborah Keeshan Rob and Lori Downing Alice Knatt Sharon DuBois Joan R. Knoll Myrl Duncan Cathy Maassen Horace and Fran Edwards Tim Marchand and Eva Landry Marilyn Ellenz Ruth Maus Kathy Ellison Kathryn and William McDonald H. Philip and Darlene Elwood Patricia McMurray Gail and Tad Estes Richard and Barbara Meidinger Ellen Evans Bill and Nancy Michener Helen and Frank Flanner James Miller Tom and Elaine Ford Greg Monaco and Jeanne Tomiser Karen Franklin Tom Muth Diana and Jim Frownfelter Jorge and Patricia Nobo Byron Fry Jere and Carol Noe Karon Gambrill Maria Okamitsu Jennifer Gassmann Sandra Patterson Nanette and Adam Gatewood Doris and Robert Payne Austin Gay Ken Peterson Jodi Gee Elizabeth Post and Paul Bicknell Linda Geiger James and Leslie Prentice Stephen and Suzanne Germes Trish Reuter Dr. Francis and Mrs. Yoshi Gerner Julie and Bob Schloetzer Valerie Giedinghagen The Estate of Virginia Scrinopskie* Arthur and Carolyn Glassman Marsha Sheahan John Godfrey Larry and Joyce Sims Craig and Judy Grant Georgia and John Small Betty Greiner Kenneth and Marlys Strobel Robert and Laverta Greve Nell Thompson Orvin Grondahl Luanne Webb Mary and Bill Hamm Craig and Shari Weeks Jim and Nancy Hanni Sheryl Weller James Harder Susan and Stanley Wilch Barbara Harlan Stan and Linda Williams Barbara Harris Dr. Craig Yorke and Mrs. Mary Powell Cecelia and Paul Harris $100 - $499 Julie and Ronald Hein Pauline Adam Kathleen and David Heit Roger and Robyn Aeschliman Bruce Henriksen and Saundra Snyder Prasunamba Amaraneni Phyllis Herzog Joan Arterburn Larry and Carol Hill Dr. and Mrs. Nikorn Arunakul Marlana Hodgkinson George and Elizabeth Athey Carl and Patricia Hoffman Taylor Atkins and Dustin Kimmel Cindy and Nate Hohl Marietta Bailey Chieng T. and Susan Hsia Susan Banks Marta and Jack Huey Phillip and Aline Barrett Karl and Patricia Hummel Terry and Robert Bernatis Bill and Irma Hund Gus Bogina Brian Jordan Paul and Marcia Bowen Marilyn Kellogg Samuel and Margaret Bradshaw CT and Judd Brasch Gary and Doris Bremer Gail Bright It is a safe, friendly, educational, community oriented John and Sally Brooke center that provides fantastic growth opportunities for Holly and Brian Broxterman all ages while ensuring all have access to food with its Jane Buckley Harvesters partnership and learning opportunities. R.C. Burpee Kimberly and Josh Svaty

Why do you love your library?

Kenneth and Mary Kerle Janet Kerr Lenora and Bruce Kinzie Amber Korbe Robert and Joline Kovarik Christian and Christine Kramer Julia and Paul Kuestersteffen Kent and Rhonda Lammers Ruth Lichtenstern Kendal and Keith Loewen Richard and Pamela Ward and Suzanne Loyd Laura and Brian Lutz Jayme Lyons Steve and Kimberly Magee John Malahy and Eli Arnold Jan and Tom Mansfield Michael Marshall Janice Martens Kristopher Marzetta Eric McHenry and Sonja Czarnecki Lawrence and Elizabeth McKamy James and Gloria McKinnon Phyllis McMahon Shirley Meisel Jodie Metcalf and Robert Kenyon Letha Meyer Wanda Meyer Lisa Miller Catherine Minarik Rome and Jean Mitchell Brian Mithen Judy and Don Moler Patricia Monk Kyle Moreland Richard and Marla Morris Dene Mosier Gene Murray William and Cynthia Naeger Valerie Napue Marilyn Nellis Cathy Nelson and John Byrnes Kirsten and Kyle Nelson Brenda Olson Karen Overbey Tom and Leslie Palace Rick and Kris Palm Robert and Barbara Parks Maxine and Melvin Patterson John and Helen Petterson Dr. Lorne and Mrs. Norma Phillips Janet Pionkowski Alton Pope H. Pat and Jerry Powers Ramon and Eva Powers Janet and Marin Prado H. Edward Quick, Jr. Carolyn Rampey Betty Rose and Raymond Hauke Ford and Catherine Ross Dr. Larry and Mrs. Kathleen Rotert John Roth and Claire Hopps Terry and Georgia Sandlin Sandra Sauvage Nancy and Joe Schrag Joseph Scranton Ronald and Patricia Shurtz Terri Simard and Craig Futterer Patricia and Jim Simonson Marlene Sinnott Ariel Smith Martha Spacek Lois Stanwix Paula Starr John and Barbara Stauffer Patricia Stender and Patricia Koenig Virginia Stice 6

Viola and William Stolte Michael and Darlene Stottmann Ann Strecker Kathryn Stroebele Wendy and Michael Surface Jennifer and Chuck Tatsuda Jess and Jean Taylor Bunliang Thammawaro Franklin and Judith Theis R Wayne and Margaret Thomas Phyllis Todd Andy and Glenda Tompkins Rosemary Torrez Mary and Dan Tritsch Olive Ubel Charles Underwood Carolyn Ward Elizabeth Watson Steve Watson Karla Whitaker Kathleen Wilmore M. Lee Wright and Alice Eberhart-Wright Linda Wulfkuhle Mark and Sheree Yardley Kari Zimmerman $1 - $99 Joyce Abbott Mary Adkins Junsri and David Allen Detria and Blair Anderson Gay and Danny Anderson Mellanie and Nicholas Barnes Charles Bates Susan Beam Dominique Bereiter Charlotte Bogner Heidi Bond Elaine Bowen Wendi Boyce Terrence and Ann Boyle Marsha Bradbury Joyce Brennan Shawna and Tom Bruno Martha Buchholz Glendyn and David Buckley Virginia Chapman Eva Chiles Nancy Craig Judy and Bryce Cripps Julie DeVader Dr. Jean Pollard Dimmitt Jill and John Dunning Amy Elmore Lee Alice Estes Ann L. Ewalt Joyce Fergel Deanna Fogel Larry and Sally Fox Kay Frantz Patricia and Edmund Gaddie Norman Gaston Jane George Theresa Girdler Angie Gleason Pam and Brad Grieves Linda Grimes Megan Haas Dana Hampton Dennis and Jenny Haugh Doug and Barb Hellerich Maria and Earl Hernandez Melissa Herrin Marie and Scott Hesseltine Sandra Hestand Reverend Alden and Enid Hickman Mary Ann and Denis Hill

Lee and Christine Tuck Jamie Hogan Mike and Jennifer Typer Jessie Homerding Lynn and Marjorie Van Buren John Homlish, Jr. and Judy Holiner James and Victoria Vancauwenberge Treva Horst Pamela and Craig Vandervoort Ruth and Joseph Hovorka Jose Veiga John and Deloris Howard Warren Vogel Mary and Alan Hug Joan Wacker Chris Hund Cheryl Walters Joanna and Terry Jacquinot Mary Wanless Eric Jennings Sharon and Michael Watkins Cynthia and Michael Johnston Marlou and Don Wegener Billy and Pattie Jones Marty and Scott Weicht Jana Jorn Melinda and Gregg Wenger Laverne and Bertha Kerns Kaitlin West Amanda Kiefer and Curt Von Lintel Megan Wiechen Jeanie Kimball Ralph and Maggie Wild Marsha King Tiffany Wiles Jim and Joleen Klausman LaShaune Wiley Susan Koch Dr. Edward and Mrs. Bridget Wood Karen Larsen Robert and Sherry Young Karen and Andrew Linn Brenda and Stan Zimmerman Gilda Lintz Jill Zinn Alexandra and Arthur Lockwood CORPORATE/ORGANIZATION CUMULATIVE Connie and Kenneth Macha GIVING LEVELS: (INCLUDES IN-KIND GIFTS) Eileen Bloodgood Maler Cynthia Martin $100,000 + Joyce and Todd May Applebee’s Jill McGrew Capitol Federal Foundation Laurie McNees Gage Bowl Center Karl and Rebecca Meyer Redbud Foundation, Inc. Trenton Meyer $50,000 - 99,999 Jerry and Ruth Miller Security Benefit Ezell Monts John M. Shapiro Trust Fawn Moser $25,000 - 49,999 Elizabeth and Shawn Mulkey Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions Elizabeth Ann Nelson Sabatini Family Foundation Mary and Dale Neraasen Stanley Flowers Beth Neuer WMR Family Foundation Don and Marguerite Newman $10,000 - 24,999 Marsha and Phil Oliver BNSF Railway Foundation Rachel and Roger Olson BPC Barker Printing & Copy Services, Inc. Richard and Nadia Oney Caterpillar Foundation Kathleen and Jason Owens CCS Family Fund - Topeka Community Foundation Leilani Paramore ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Greg Pechin National League of American Pen Women James and Patrice Peters Topeka Branch Martha and R. Steven Preston St. Francis Hospital Foundation Dr. Tara and Mr. Horace Pridgett Topeka Community Foundation Joyce Rabb $5,000 - 9,999 Katie and Steve Ramole FHLBank Topeka Marcus and Anna Rangel Topeka Council of the International Mark and Juana Reed Reading Association Melody Richard $2,500 - 4,999 Kelley Richardson The Topeka Chapter of The Links, Inc. Bob and Rita Roeder US Bank Annabeth and James Roglitz $1,000 - 2,499 Jack Salisbury Central Arkansas Library System Lisa Satterthwaite Prairie Land Depression Era Glass Club Karen Scheck Western Sorosis Club Sylvia J. Schiller $500 – 999 Cora and Daniel Schloetzer Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Topeka Norma, Gale and Mike Schneider Alumnae Chapter Leigh Anne Sharrett Epsilon ETA #2001- Epsilon Sigma Alpha Marlene Shelton Our Savior's Lutheran Church Myrna and Mike Shuman $100 – 499 Karen Simpson Delta Kappa Gamma Society- Gamma Kappa Chapter Laura and Austin Sinkler Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, LLP Deborah Smith Haynes Equipment Company Lyle and Sue Stebbins Key Staffing Ruth Stone Kiwanis Club of Berryton - Charity Harry Stromgren George Tatum Ashley and Damon Thompson Shelanne and John Thompson The youth programs – especially Baby Bookworms and Storytime! Dominic and Marina To Kathleen and Jason Owens Mary Torrence and Steven Tallen

Why do you love your library?

Red Carpet is what I’m grateful for. Nancy Craig

Kiwanis Club of Topeka, Southwest Latimer, Sommers & Associates, PA Engineers Library Journal Lincoln Club of Topeka McPherson County Community Foundation My Wife's Book Club National Philanthropic Trust - AngelWorks Charitable Fund P.E.O. Chapter DF Renaissance Charitable Foundation Rogenmoser Financial Services Sapitot Creative The Happy Bookers The People's Bank Topeka Antique Dealers Association, Inc. Topeka Kiwanis Charities, Inc. $1 - 99 Advocate Publishing Co., Inc. Barnes & Noble Booksellers Heritage Railroad, Inc. Tallgrass Homeowners Association Topeka Needlework Guild, Inc. MATCHING GIFT ORGANIZATIONS Caterpillar Foundation ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Topeka Community Foundation US Bank GIFTS GIVEN IN HONOR OF Rob Banks Jim Barnett and Rosie Hanson Brea Black Clara and Emmie Cunningham Tilly Johnson Gina Millsap Joyce Revely Robert Scofield Judi Stork Warren Taylor Patricia Wild Susan Wild June Windscheffel Julie Woods Ronald Wurtz Jill Zinn GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF Manuel Alejos Punya Arunakul Jean Attebury Darlene Baker Rosemary Bradbury Ruth Dickinson Scott Enos Howard Faulkner Lewis Ferguson Virginia Francis Ruth Gardner Roth Gatewood Wendell Geiger Eugenie Gruender Roberta Hall

Frances Hargis Mary Jane Holt Cathe Horn Hayes Titus Jennings Helen Jensen Melva Martin Lee McMahan Elizabeth Miller Livia Perlaky Norma Risley Willie Rogers Betty Sanders Sharon Smith-Urban Claire Swogger Joseph Terrill Elizabeth Thompson Rebecca Trites Calvena Wilson FAITHFUL GIVERS Our faithful givers have contributed to The Library Foundation for 10 or more consecutive years. Rob and Jenny Banks Sherry Best John and Sally Brooke Roy and Gerry Browning Donna Casey Arlene Huerter Crawford Bonnie Cueves Robert DuBois Jeri Eckhardt Delores Fay Mary Feighny Susan and Kent Garlinghouse Thad Hartman Chuck and Kay Holle Duane and Martha Huizenga The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum Carolyn Litwin Cathy Maassen Melissa Masoner and James Concannon James and Linda McHenry Letha Meyer Gina Millsap Steve Page and Gwen McClain Nancy Ann Perih Carole Purdum Marie Pyko Teresa Reuter Ruth Rodden Dr. Susan and Mr. Dennis Rogers Richard Ryan John M. Shapiro Trust Stanley Flowers Ann Strecker Warren Taylor Roger and Joan Underwood Craig and Shari Weeks Max O. Williams


to The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library The generous support of donors made a significant impact. Your contributions supported these library improvements, services, programs and collections: Architectural Fees for Claire's Courtyard. . . . . . . $119,383 and Additional Parking Area Annual Distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $76,119 5% from Investment Funds

Adventuremobile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60,150 Downpayment

Youth Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,312 Kids Library, IREAD, Teen Advisory Board, The Edge

Arts and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,892 Children's Art Show, El Dia, Silents in the Cathedral

Library Materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,560 Total


2017 STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES* REVENUE Donations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,312,414 In-kind Donations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,445 Investment Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,152,584 Café Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,000 Donated Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,500 $ Total 2,556,943 EXPENDITURES Disbursements to Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $297,416 Investment Fees, Operations & Fundraising. . . . . $230,817 $ Total 528,233 Foundation assets as of December 31, 2017



*unaudited figures

Dick and Donna Crawford In 2017, Topeka and Shawnee County Public

nnual Scholarship

The Crawford scholarship was created in Library employee Hayley Swisher received a 2001 with a $20,000 pledge to The Library $1,000 Dick and Donna Crawford scholarship. Foundation. The Crawford’s made their gift Hayley is a full-time library associate in to create an endowment to provide annual circulation. She used her scholarship to take a scholarships for library employees. They preservation class at Emporia State University. desired to support library employees who exemplified the library's high standards of Hayley has worked at the library for four years. public service. The Crawford scholarship In addition to her regular duties, Hayley is a has been awarded annually since it was member of the library’s United Way Committee established. and assists on the Learn & Play bus. 7

2017 Library Foundation

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Judi Stork, Chair Marilyn Ward, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Joel Oliver, Treasurer Mark Baker Brenda Dietrich Linessa Frazier Rich Hayse Debbie Heintzelman Becky Holmquist Judy Moler Julie Schloetzer Marsha Sheahan Steve Tempero Ex Officio Members

David Monical Chair, Library Trustees Lisa Sandmeyer President, Friends of the Library



Staff Ex Officio Members

Gina Millsap CEO, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Sheryl Weller CFO, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Nancy Lindberg Executive Director, The Library Foundation


1515 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66604-1374

Trustee Emeritus

Chuck Engel Steve Page Robert Parman John Salisbury

Development Professional

Carolyn Ward


HIGHLIGHTS Circulation TOTAL (increased 5.3%) Bookmobile circulation Digital downloads Kid’s Library circulation Red Carpet circulation

2,531,200 266,862 366,078 695,015 93,350

Kid’s Library borrowers (ages 4-17) Library visitors Art gallery visitors Program attendance (on and offsite) New library cardholders Library cardholders

19,442 728,422 24,517 91,207 12,257 80,977

Claire’s Courtyard

Coming Soon

Glenn Swogger’s $1 million gift for Claire’s Courtyard was announced at the 2017 Wilder Society Tea. Named after Glenn’s beloved late wife Claire, this new outdoor area will be built on the west side of the library. The plans include an outdoor eating area, amphitheater and pavilion. You might even see a waterfall. Claire’s Courtyard will be completed by the end of 2018.

In 1999, Glenn and Claire Swogger Dr. Glenn Swogger made a gift for the naming opportunity of the library’s café. They chose the name “Millennium Café” to convey a sense of hope for the future. Claire’s Courtyard will certainly open the door to many possibilities in the library’s future. This is a wonderful gift from Glenn and his Redbud Foundation.

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