2018 - The Library Foundation Annual Report

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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 and advocating on behalf of the library’s mission and continue helping 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 | foundation.tscpl.org

Dear Friends,

The Library Foundation is grateful for the many donors whose gifts are making a difference at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. We share this annual report as a way to demonstrate that together we are helping the library fulfill its mission of “sparking curiosity and connecting our community through literacy and learning”. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library celebrated the first year in April, and by the end of 2018 there were 4,710 children registered. It remains a priority for the library and therefore, a program that the foundation continues to raise funds so every child birth up to 5 years can have books at home. The donations received from individuals; grants given by Capitol Federal Foundation, Topeka Community Foundation, Westar Energy Foundation and Cox Charities; and organizations and businesses too numerous to mention are listed in our donor pages in this report. We were thrilled to receive from Security Benefit a $200,000 gift in February 2018 for a new Adventuremobile. We appreciate Security Benefit’s generous gift as well as their commitment to becoming the library’s newest literacy partner. The new Adventuremobile arrives in March 2019 and replaces the original 25-year-old mobile library. It will travel to 20 elementary schools during the school year and through-out the community in the summer. The Adventuremobile is an important extension of the library to our school children. We are pleased to be able to continue this tradition of service to our community with Security Benefit’s substantial support. The library opened eight new “Team Rooms”, fulfilling a need for small meeting rooms. We celebrated the naming of one of the new team rooms thanks

to a wonderful gift from Warren Taylor. In May 2018, Warren was joined by friends and family for a ribbon cutting of room #3 which is named the Taylor Room in honor of Warren and in memory of his mother, Velva C. Taylor. Throughout 2018 we have seen construction going on outside the library as well as inside. Many of the projects in the facilities renovations are funded from foundation gifts. In May we were excited for the groundbreaking of Claire’s Courtyard which was a result of a gift from Dr. Glenn Swogger. This outdoor patio, amphitheater and pavilion will be ready this spring and the incredible support by everyone who purchased a commemorative brick for the amphitheater has provided the furnishings for the outdoor dining, reading and entertainment area. In the donor list you will see a number of gifts in someone’s honor or memory. We thank the many people who chose to honor or remember their friend or loved one with support of programs and services at the library. These gifts make a significant impact on the library and provide that special recognition as well. We are appreciative of your gifts and what they have helped accomplish at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. With your trust and partnership, we will continue to manage these gifts in a way that provides long-term financial stability and flexibility. Thank you for your support!

Judi Stork, Chair

Nancy Lindberg, Executive Director


with Brick Amphitheater in Library’s Future With Glenn Swogger’s $1 million gift to The Library Foundation, the new outdoor sunroom, patio, and amphitheater will open later this spring. Claire’s Courtyard is located on the west side of the library and is accessed by a bridge connected to the library. This addition to the library is named after Glenn’s late wife, Claire, and provides an outdoor dining, reading and entertainment area. Special features include a waterfall on the patio and artwork displays, including works by Claire Swogger. The Library Foundation chose to add commemorative bricks so the community could be a part of Claire’s Courtyard. Nearly 600 bricks were purchased in 2018 raising more than $60,000 to fund the furnishings for the sunroom and patio. The bricks are embedded in the floor of the amphitheater so we will be able to sit by our brick. We thank Dr. Swogger and the many donors who purchased bricks in support for this new addition to our library!


RECOGNIZED The Topeka (KS) Chapter of the Links, Inc. was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Topeka Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at its annual National Philanthropy Day celebration in November. The Library Foundation nominated them for their support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Their ongoing support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library provides the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library and United Way of Greater Topeka much needed funds to make available

Imagination Library to all children from birth up to age five. In an effort to help every child be ready for kindergarten, this program promotes early childhood literacy giving free age appropriate books to children. Each month a book along with caregiver reading tips are mailed to the child’s home.Your gifts pay for postage and books. The Topeka Chapter of Links partners with many organizations and businesses in the Topeka community to help them deliver transformational programing. We say thank you the Links members for their support of an effective early childhood literacy program that will impact many children in our community.


Program Update The Robert C. and Dorothy L. Harder IREAD Initiative completed its 5th year. Donor contributions provide special celebrations with kindergarteners as they learn to read independently. In the 2017-2018 school year, the opportunity for kindergarten classrooms included all 15 Topeka Public Elementary Schools. Seven took part including Lowman Hill, McCarter, Meadow, Randolph, Ross, State Street and Whitson. The largest elementary school in the district, Jardine, was newly re-remodeled and understandably postposed participation until the 2018-19 school year. With these seven schools the library reached 517 kids and provided 338 with library cards. We kept the celebrations flexible to fit the schools. Some came for library tours as well as storytime. Others preferred school visits to share stories. In either case kids received an Easy Reader to add to their home book collection, a library card wallet, and a cookie from the Millennium Café. Those without existing library cards were given cards as well. Thanks to our donors, IREAD has reached 1,374 kids since inception. 38% participated in this past year. Our 2018-19 plans make it even easier for schools to participate. They keep the focus on celebrating readers over getting library cards into students’ hands. We anticipate being able to reach even more kindergarteners in the spring to congratulate them on being readers and to welcome them to the library.

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

MEMBERS 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* Elizabeth French* Richard Friedstrom 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 Gwendolyn Haegert* Roy* & Mary C.* Hatke Mary E. Heiberger* Debbie & Bob Heintzelman Phyllis J. Henney* Margaret E. Herynk* Margie R. Hildenbrand* Ralph Holbrook

Chuck & Kay Holle 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 Ezequiel Muñoz Jo Ann Myers Betty Jean Neal Jean & Emlin* North Marianna & Austin Nothern Marg Obourn Elaine O’Gara & Bob Shapiro Dorothy Orr* 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* Becky Richmond Carrie & Pat Riordan Roxane* & Raymond Riva Dr. Michael B. Roberts Phyllis Runion* Roy Ruth* Alvin D. Schiesser* Julie & Robert* Schloetzer Marjorie Schreiber* Myron S. Seeley, Jr.* John M. Shapiro* Kirke & Diane Snyder Ed & Judy Soule 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* Kathryn Stroebele 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

Thank you for your support

The Library Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations who supported The Library Foundation in 2018. 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 2018, that amount was added to each donor’s previous gifts and their name is listed here by cumulative giving levels. Only donors who made a gift in 2018 are included on this list. $100,000+ Susan and Kent Garlinghouse The Estate of G. Lester Jordan, Jr. * Dr. Jo Ann Myers


Dr. Walter Menninger David Parker


Bette Bossler Tim and Jett Elmer Sandy and Daryl Hill Chuck and Kay Holle Dr. Judith Kooser and Mr. Nicholas Good Dr. Robert and Mrs. Frankie Parman Jerry O. Reed Bob Storey and Kerry Onstott Storey Warren Taylor


Don and Janet Chubb Richard and Linda Hayse Estate of Margie Hildenbrand* Martha and Duane Huizenga Dr. Allen and Mrs. Beth Kossoy Elsie Lesser James and Linda McHenry Gina and Ried Millsap Larry and Doris Moreland Bette M. Morris Steve Page and Gwen McClain Ralph Skoog Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Joan Tempero Max O. Williams


The Honorable Adrian and Mrs. Mary Allen Ann Maria (Trena) Ansell Rob and Jenny Banks Gail Gregg Dick* and Dotty Hanger Dorothy Harder Ralph Holbrook The Honorable Nancy Landon Kassebaum Carolyn Litwin Melissa Masoner and James Concannon Dr. Joe and Mrs. Suzanne Mumford Marianna and Austin Nothern Dr. Kent and Mrs. Marsha Palmberg Helen and John Petterson Dennis and Patricia Petterson Marie Pyko Dr. Bartlett W. Ramsey Richard W. Ryan Nancy Stone Judi and Rob Stork Annette and Ron Thornburgh Roger and Joan Underwood Peggy Welsh Larry William and Susan Krehbiel William


Bruce and Connie Burns Arlene Huerter Crawford Haley and Jason DaVee Larry and Lois Dimmitt Jim and Ethel Edwards William and Gail Eliason Stu and Elinor Entz Delores Fay Duane Johnson* and Deb Kirmer Tad and Margaret Kramar Nancy Lindberg Dennis and Anne Harder Marley Rosemary J. Menninger

Jeanne Mithen David Monical and Peg Dunlap Nancy Ann Perih Ruth and Glenn Rodden Michael and Cindy Sabatini Mary Beth and Jim Schroff Lissa Staley Lisa and Tom Stubbs Kimberly and Josh Svaty Diane and Bill Waanders Barbara Waterman-Peters and Larry Peters Nancy Watkins


Marilyn and Mark Ault Mark Baker Anne Baker Helen and Warren Beavers Paul Brennan Nancy Carpenter Donna Casey Dr. Michael and Mrs. Marcia Cassidy Dr. Robert and Mrs. Carolyn Conroy Ruth Cook Harry and Karen Craig Carrie Cummings Kathleen Cummings Lynn Davis Sam L. Delap, Jr. Brenda Dietrich Jeri Eckhardt Joseph M. Feeney, Jr. Mary Feighny Margaret and John Francis Rick Friedstrom John and Diana Friend Edward H. Funston Nancy J. Garfield, PhD Dr. Marilyn L. Geiger Larry and Elaine Gill


Dorothy Harder Thad Hartman Debbie and Bob Heintzelman Rebecca and Larry Hinton Becky and Terry Holmquist Ellen and Walter Horn Hal and Julie Jensen Kirk and Cheryl Johnson Robert and Deborah Keeshan Doris Kinnett Alice Knatt Tighe and Margaret La Rue Donna E. LaLonde Cathy Maassen Don and Molly Morris Lona Morse Reverend Don and Mrs. Shirley Moses Ezequiel Munoz Betty Jean Neal Dave and Dee Newbery Jere and Carol Noe Dr. Deepak and Mrs. Geeta Parulkar Sandra Patterson Ken Peterson* Matthew Pettit Paul Post and Kay Kelly Elizabeth Post and Paul Bicknell Carole Purdum Jerry and Saundra Quiring Melvin Riggs Carrie and Pat Riordan Dr. Susan and Mr. Dennis Rogers Robert Runion Barbara and Robert Scofield Dr. Steven and Mrs. Clista Seals Kevin Shaughnessy Henry Spangler, MD Gwen and Tom Stanley Karen Tappan

Leo and Marva Taylor Nancy Vaughn Dr. Stanley and Reverend Sandra Vogel Cynthia Wahle Marilyn and Howard Ward Julie and Brad Woods Ron and Alice Wurtz Ted Yungclas & David Woods Beverley Zimmerman


Roger and Robyn Aeschliman Ms. Prasunamba G. Amaraneni Joan Arterburn Dr. Tom Ashley Randy Austin Gus Bogina Samuel and Margaret Bradshaw Gail Bright Sharon Bryan R. Dean and Sherry Byerley Matthew Carithers L. Patricia Casey Carolyn and Galen Dale Donald and Nancy Daniels Larry and Lois Dimmitt Beth and Neil Dobler Robert DuBois Ron and Sue Edwards Gwen and Dennis Elliott Cyrus and M. Carmen Elting Cathy Estes Linda and Bill Estes Karen and Rich Farr Paul and Jane Fortin Dr. Jim and Mrs. Louise Gleason Susan and Terrence Gooden Jane and Russell Greene Orvin Grondahl Mary Hall Russell Harvey and Patricia McGivern Peggy and Richard Hawkins Mary Hoffman Carl Hoffman Sara Ice Roger and Roberta Johnson Nancy Kirk Jennifer Kirmer Joan Knoll Christian and Christine Kramer Tim Marchand & Eva Landry Ruth Maus Kathryn and William McDonald Patricia McMurray James Miller Catherine and DeWayne Minarik Rome and Jean Mitchell Don and Judy Moler Greg Monaco and Jeanne Tomiser Carla Mumma Kent and Patricia Munzer Tom Muth Valerie and Eric Napue Sharon H. Nathan Patricia and Jorge Nobo Elaine O’Gara and Robert Shapiro Brenda Olson Doris and Robert Payne Ramon and Eva Powers Leslie Prentice H. Edward Quick, Jr. Teresa Reuter Catherine and Ford Ross Patricia Ross Drs. Saeedeh Salmanzadeh and Masoud Noruzian Julie Schloetzer Jim and Madge Schmank Barbara and Richard Shapiro Marsha and Bill Sheahan Larry and Joyce Sims John and Barbara Stauffer Kathryn Stroebele Nell Thompson Gayle and Alice Vernon Steve Watson Luanne Webb Susan and Stanley Wilch Kathleen Wilmore Jeanne Worthington Dr. Craig Yorke and Mary Powell


Pauline Adam Trevor Adams Tricia Adolphson Deborah Agan Phyllis Allen Maria and Ray Anderson Doug and Lucinda Anstaett Isadore and Sara Appelhanz George and Elizabeth Athey

Lori Bacon Carol Ball Rebecca Barajas Natalie Barbee Phillip and Aline Barrett Timothy Baum Marilyn Beauchamp Janelle Bergman Terry and Robert Bernatis Kristi Berroth Ann Birney Breaonica Blackwell Sally Boley Terri and Duane Bond Paul and Marcy Bowen Elaine Bowen DeeAnn Boydston Carolyn Brock Chris and Dianna Brodine Joyce Broils John and Sally Brooke Eva Brown and Meredith Williard Carla Brown LeAnn Brungardt Diana Brunner Scott Brunner Shawna and Tom Bruno Glendyn and David Buckley Robert Buel Kathleen and Charles Burkhardt Linda and John Burns Sara Pantos Busby Samantha Butler Donna and John Campbell Mary Campbell Michael and Carol Cast Gary and Susan Chan Yuttana Chawengsub Ronald Cobb Alan and Julie Conroy David and Victoria Console Sherrie Contee Ruth Cook Tiffiny Corbett Carol Cowger Channing Cox Perry and Dolores Crabtree Dorothy Crawford Charles and Joy Crevoiserat Tyler and Allison Crow Bonnie Cuevas William Cutler and Elisabeth Suter John Daball Susan Daffron Whitney and Kathy Damron James and Linda Daniel Evelyn Davis Mary Louise Davis Janel DeLeye Eileen and Mahasen DeSilva Clint and Laura DeVoe Patrick Dickey and Jane Schlicher Jerry Dickinson Donald Dimmitt Roger Dirks and Cindy Capellari Donna Dodge Rob and Lori Downing Gary Doyle Rebecca Drager Sharon DuBois Priscilla Dugan Myrl Duncan Fran and Horace Edwards Martha Elkin Marilyn Ellenz Linda Elrod Kathleen England Condie and Betty Erwin Gail and Tad Estes Adrianne Evans Michelle Ewert Jack and Allison Figgs Scarlett Fisher-Herreman Debby Fitzhugh Jason Fizell Bruce Flanders Deanna Fogel Jane and Paul Fortin Autumn Friedli Diana and Jim Frownfelter Byron Fry Jordan and Ever Garoz Nan and Adam Gatewood Jodi Gee Linda Geiger Jason Genovese Brea George Stephen and Suzanne Germes Michele and Thomas Gettler Joshua and Julie Gilliland

Caroll Glotzbach John Godfrey Jessica Golden Terri and Bob Good Danielle Goodband Bonnie Gray Paul and Jean Gray Betty Greiner Robert and Laverta Greve Dean and Gladys Grisell Bill and Marcia Haag John and Sally Hakes Your library continues to change Bill and Mary Hamm and grow to serve the needs of our Dana Hampton Steve Hansford community and your investment Larry and Elizabeth Hapgood help support its future and provide a Barbara Harlan Rosemary Harlow legacy for those who strengthen our Cecelia and Paul Harris community. Naming opportunities Sandy and Lawrence Hartman demonstrate the public-private Shelby Harvel Micah Hawkinson collaboration that has helped create the Cheryl Hayward 2016 Library of the Year. Whether you Margaret and Peggy Hazlett Dr. Camille Heeb choose to use your name or the name Kathleen and David Heit of someone special, there are a number Rebecca Heldt Phyllis Herzog of gift naming opportunities to take Martha Hess advantage of at the library. If you have William and Kay Higgs an interest in one of these or to discuss Pauline Hittle James and Patricia Hockett other naming opportunities, please Marlana Hodgkinson contact the Foundation office. Katie and Merle Holliday Walter and Ellen Horn Susan and Terry Howarter • Name a Team Room: $20,000. The Ralph and Linnea Hoyos library opened eight new “Team Rooms”, Terry Humphrey Jackie Hurst fulfilling a need for small meeting rooms Robert Hurtig on the public floor. Team rooms provide Becky and Jonathan Hurwitz a quiet space equipped with technology Ron Jarred Neta and Allen Jeffus for groups up to six people for free. Each Bobbie and Kerry Jensen room has a small conference table and Dr. John and Mrs. Diana Joliff Kenneth Jones and Rhonda a 42” monitor with Microsoft Office, Hakundy-Jones internet, speakers and a web cam. Kim Jones Margaret Jones Michael and Johnna Jones • Name the Learning Center: $50,000. Brian Jordan The learning center will be used for Ronald and Cindy Kahmeyer a variety of learning experiences for Marilyn Kellogg Janet Kerr people of all ages. It will be located just Claire King off the newly renovated lobby/plaza that Lenora and Bruce Kinzie Loretta Kirmer is dedicated to all-age, self-directed and Norman Klocke group classes, all the hours the library Denny and Susan Koch is open. Robert Kovarik Margo Kren Julia and Paul Kuestersteffen Patricia McGivern and Russell C. Harvey Dr. Michael and Mrs. Karen Laccheo Craig and Akimi McKinney James Lagerberg Joseph and Sharon McKinney Gail and Steve LaGrone James and Gloria McKinnon Mary Lanman and Richard Agan George and Martha Metzenthin Will Larson Letha Meyer* Cynthia Lash and Gary Hug Karl and Rebecca Meyer Lee and Lee Lassiter Wanda Meyer Audrey Leamon Sylvester J. Mies, Jr. Cathy Leonhart Jennifer and Kristopher Miller Michelle Litton Tonya Mills Janet Loebel and Pedro Irigonegaray Linda Mitchell Leota Long Brian Mithen Richard and Pamela Lovell Patricia Monk Chuck and Amy Lower Claire Moore Bill and Linda Lucero Richard and Marla Morris Penny Lumpkin Fawn Moser Linda Lungstrum Dene’ Mosier Laura Lutz Carol Munoz Cadie Maas Cleo and Thomas Murphy Geraldine Macinski Marta Murphy Tom and Marsha Madl Douglas Muxlow Steve and Kim Magee Cynthia and William Naeger Rose Mary Malm Marcia Neal Jan and Tom Mansfield Marilyn Nellis Cecilia Mariani Kirsten and Kyle Nelson Allan and Chris Marquardt Elizabeth Ann Nelson Sharon Marshall Linda and Marvin Neukirch Michael Marshall Theresa and Warren Newcomer Anthony Marshno Charles Newsham Janice Martens Jayne Nichols Kristopher Marzetta Maynard and Sarah Oliverius Charles and Patty Mason Maggie Opperman Robert and Jan Maxwell Robert and Barbara Parks Sally May Sherri Parrack Abigail McBride Diane Parsel Tracie McCluskey Maxine Patterson Valerie McCord Kim and Fred Patton Tony and Judy McCue Jaryl Perkins





library’s Fun Committee, Genealogy Team and assists

Dr. Lorne and Mrs. Norma Phillips in the Topeka Room. Nicole is working towards her Graham Pionkowski Master of Library Science degree. Lorraine and Mitchell Poell Casey Poell In 2018, a $1,000 Dick and Donna Al Pope The Dick and Donna Crawford scholarship was Dorothy Prager Crawford scholarship was given to Anna and Michael Ramirez created in 2001 with a $20,000 pledge to The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Nancy Ratch Judith and Jon Rayls Library employee Nicole Hansen. Nicole Library Foundation. The Crawfords made their gift Angela and Bradley Rea as a way to create an endowment to provide annual is a full-time Acquisitions Associate in Holly Reed April Reynolds Technical Services and used her scholarship to take an scholarships for library employees. Their desire H. Jane Rhys was to support library employees who exemplified archives class at Emporia State University. Marcia and Michael Robinson the library’s high standards of public service. The Robert and Rita Roeder Bill and Patty Rogenmoser Crawford scholarship has been awarded annually Nicole has worked 14 years at the library, and in Hollie Rohn since it was established. addition to her regular duties, she is involved in the Betty Rose and Raymond Hauke Dr. Larry and Mrs. Kathleen Rotert John Roth and Claire Hopps Randal and Joy Youngland Connie Ellis Theresa Klotzbach Vicki Sanders Carolyn Zapata Russ Ennis Linda Kohls Georgia and Terry Sandlin Kari Zimmerman Anna Enter Linda Krueger Lisa Sandmeyer $1-$99 Michael and Amy Entz Jacquelyn and Duane Krueger Jane Schlicher and Patrick Dickey Barbara and Lee Abitz Bill and Marilyn Ervin Erin and Mark Krueger Elaine and Howard Schwartz Mary Jo and Eldon Aeschliman Amelia Evans Cheryl Lambrecht Kimberley Scott Nancy Agan Judy Faul Rich and Rhonda Lambrecht Darci Scott Shirley Akers Delaney Fish Jerry and Anna Marie Lammers Chester Scott Dorothy Alexander Donna Fitzpatrick Lars Larsen Joseph Scranton Amy Allen Sandra Fleming Deanna Larsen Betty Selvidge Mike Ames Murray Flinn Mary Lawhon Amelia Serrano Trella and T.C. Anderson Gene Foltz Nicole Lee Tom Shadoin Joseph and Jessica Anderson Tom and Elaine Ford Sam Leung J.B. and Nancy Sharp Adam Angelini Tonya Foster Karen and Myron Lietz Nancy and Richard Shermoen Maria Arnone Sondra Foster Judith Liezert Ronald and Patricia Shurtz Ronnie and Janice Ash Maggie Francis Cheryl Lindstrom Laura and Robert Sidlinger Lesley and Janice Ashbaugh Linessa and Carl Frazier Dixie Link Pat and Jim Simonson Sharon Avery Scott and Lisa Geraghty Tony and Janet Lippert Marlene Sinnott Robert Badenoch Linda Gerwick Sheila Locke John Sloan Hazel Bailey Michael Giessel* Mona Logan Magee Ariel Smith Claire Banion Shirley Gilchrist* Katina Lonergan Joan Smith Phyllis Barbe Will and Pat Gilliland Sherryl and Larry Longhofer Thomas Sneed Heather Barker Kevin and Laura Glassel William Lorson John and Teresa Stambaugh Jack and Gloria Barron Carol Glotzbach Dina Luke Katherine Stanton Robert and Barbara Barron Lila Glotzbach Jesse Maddox JacLyn Steele Katherine Basiotis Katie Goff Mona L. Magee Rabbi Debbie and Mr. Steven Stiel Frances Baxter Shelly and Patrick Gomez Mary Jane Mann Viola and William Stolte Dianne Beckett Kathleen Graves Vickie Manns Susan Stover and Dan Kircheffer Donna and Conrad Belnay Janea Gray Marie and Jeffrey Manthe Matthew and Sheryl Strathman Mary Bender Christy Grecian Debra Marney Ann Strecker Janice Benson Heidi Greve James Marshall Linda Streeter Wayne Benson Dennis Gunderson Kathleen McCoy Richard and Linda Strick Daniel Blick Bonnie Haas Lacy McDaniel Marlys Strobel Shawna Bloom Sally Haggerty Mary McDonald Mary and Ronald Strong Mary Bogan Sara Hanson Sallie and Donald McGlinn Rick and Holly Stuart Lois Bogia Jane Hatch Edward McGrath Liatris Studer Beth Bohnert Arlene Haverkamp Sean McKinley Wendy and Michael Surface Patricia Booth Bessie Hawkins Patricia McMurphy Bunliang Thammawaro Dennis and Audrey Bosley Arlene and Thomas Heere Kay Mettlen The Honorable Franklin and Mrs. Judith Theis Ana and Gerald Boster Mark and Trish Heim Caitlin and Philip Michael Marilyn Thomas Char Brazil John Heim Lisa and Tye Michaelis Lee and Susan Thompson Martha and James Brewer Desmond and Jinni Henry Gerald and Helen Miller Dr. Dennis and Mrs. Annie Tietze Jeanette and Melvin Brose Angela Herman Mary Lou Mitchell Andy and Glenda Tompkins Barbara Brosius Phillip and Karin Herr Christy Molzen Steven Tallen and Mary A. Torrence Margot Brown Jean E. Herrold Dennis Montgomery* Rosemary Torrez Staci Brown Sandra Hestand Ezell B. Monts, Jr. Mary and Dan Tritsch William and Le Ann Brown June Hilbert Barbara and Douglas Moore Teresa Turnbull Martha Buchholz Kaye Hines Patricia and Kenneth Morgan Debra Turner Mary Bunn Nick and Nan Hipsher Ashley Mullins Lois VanLiew Barbara Bunten Marlene Hogan Jewell Murdock Phonvilouth Vilayoune Jennifer Burenheide Kathleen Hogue Pat Murphy Tamara Vincent Betty Jo Burris Mary Holmes Jane Myers Elizabeth Vogel Alicia Caleb Marcia Holston Kristen Narron Warren Vogel R Neil Carlson James Homolka Barbara Nelson Cheryl Walters Roger Carswell Emily Hopkins Janet Nelson Donald and Vicky Walters Claudia Cerrone Ed and Sue Houghton Joann Neuman Mary Wanless Treva Christian Ruth and Joseph Hovorka Saralyn and Don Newell Carolyn Ward Norma Comstock Mirel Howard Jane Nitchals Mary and Lynn Washburn Jason Conser LeAnn Hubbell Patricia and Lawrence Nix Wayne Wasson Leslie Coover Lloyd Huerter Edward and Angela Noll Elizabeth Watson Barbara and David Coultis Carolyn Hull Joan and Barry Noller John and Carol Weaver RB and Avis Cowhick Doris Hurtig Judy Nyman Marlou Wegener Nancy Craig Todd and Marcia Hyde Patrice O’Hara Dennis and Melissa Weikel Clem and Victoria Crawford David Imming Steven and Linda O’Keefe Jeanine and Doug Wells Mildred Dade David and Mary Iserman Gina and Tony Ochsner Rebecca Wempe Marcia Dahlman The Honorable Fred and Mrs. Mary Jo Jackson Kittie and Jody Olberding David Wexler Georgia Daniel Darlene Jacob Linda Olmsted and Cheryl Trobough Carol and Vern Wheeler Jessica Daniels Robert Jennings Kathleen and Jason Owens John and Nancy Whiffen Sally and Steve Debenham Harriett D. Johnson Dianne Pagel Ariel Whitely-Noll Joe Desch David and Pamela Johnson Leilani Paramore Sharon Wiedmaier Michelle Desmarteau-Shump Donald and Nancy Johnson Sheila Partee Joan and David Wiksten Julie Devader Grace and William Jordan Brian Paxson Ralph and Maggie Wild Ardene Dickerson Karin Juarez Carla and Ronald Perry Patricia Wild Marlene and Brad Dietz Diane Keith Billy Persinger Shirley R. Wilson George and Daisy Dille Harriett Keith Marty Peterson & Sarah Burtch James and Grace Wilson Jane Dix Eva Kennedy James Poell Ellen Wingenter Lisa Duff Penny and Tim Kinder Susan and William Poell M. Lee Wright and Alice Eberhart-Wright Gary Duncan Marsha King Mark and Carol Poell Linda and Dale Wulfkuhle Karen Eastman Karen Kirby Michael and Mary Poell Barbara Wydman Alan and D’Ann Ebert F. Jeannine Kirk Sharon Polk Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Jane Young Tricia Eddy R. Arlen and Darlene Kirkwood William Pollard



Duane and Deborah Pomeroy Diane Pomeroy Diane and Gene Ralston Winona Ralston Margo Rangel Linda Reece Michelle Reichart Joan Reynolds Dorothy Rice Grace Roberts Valerie Roberts Faina and Mark Roeder Louise Rogers Richard* and Cheryl Rosebaugh Carlyle Rucker Norman Ruediger and Roseann Gish Harper Rufener Elenore Russell Janie Rutherford Cherie Sage Kalyan Samavedan Karen Scheck Lyle and Sharon Schiefelbein Sylvia Schiller Michael and Brenda Schirmer Libby Schmanke Pamela and Gordon Schmid Judith and Donald Schultz Sharon Schwartz Gary and Donna Scoggin Ruth Scott Judith Scritchfield Clista Seals Pamela and Karen Shaver Martha Shaver Linda Sheetz Kristi Sherbert Mary Shirk John* and Nancy Shockley Cindy Sholar Abigail Siemers David Skinner Virginia M. Skinner Kelli Smith Ardith Smith-Woertz and Greg Smith Jennifer and Grant Sourk Ginny and Elton Spena Carol Sprague and Charles Wilson Jeanette Spurgin Michael and Janel Stadler Ira Stamm Deborah Stanton Judith Starkey Karen Stattelman Peggy and Randy Stauffer Barbara Stewart Carol Stowers Julie and Don Strathman Dr. Herschel and Mrs. Jacque Stroud, DDS Janet Stuck Julie Sugg Alice Sweeney Paula Szuwalski David Tangeman Marci Tarrant* Steven and Susan Tate Cayla Tate Jeff and Misty Tate Patrice Thomsen David and Mary Kay Thornburg Diane Timmons Bessie Tolbert Kimberly Torrey Kent and Ellen Townsend Judy Trecek Pamela Trusdale Mary Turnbull Susan Turner Dan Ubel Chris Urban Linnae and Timothy VanSickle Lara Waits David and Lois Waldo Nancy and Gary Walker Douglas Walsh Mary, Aaron and Sarah Walters Jarod Waltner Susan Ward Steven Waugh David Webb and Patsie Sweeden Linda Whightsil Danny and Debbie White Kerry White Janet Wickham Louise Williams Beth Williams Martha Williams Michael and Maria Wilson Joan Wingerson Bruce Winter

Jack and Rhoda Wisman Nancy Wittig Greg and Ardith Woertz Robert and Barbara Wood Elgin O. Woody, III Cherie Wooten McGinnis Diane Wurzer Peggy and Ronald Yenser Carol Yoho Sarah Young Jerry and Jane Young Linda Vidosh Zempel CORPORATE/ORGANIZATION CUMULATIVE GIVING LEVELS: (includes in-kind gifts)


Capitol Federal Foundation CoreFirst Bank & Trust Security Benefit


Sabatini Family Foundation John M. Shapiro Trust


Topeka Community Foundation WMR Family Foundation, The


CCS Family Fund - Topeka Community Foundation Caterpillar Foundation ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Westar Energy Foundation


FHLBank Topeka The Topeka Chapter of The Links, Inc.


Downtown Kiwanis Club of Topeka, Kansas L. M. “Bud” Cornish Fund - Topeka Community Foundation Topeka Collegiate School, Inc. US Bank


Alliance Bank Senne Company Prairie Land Collectors Club Minnesota Library Association Embroidery Plus Engel Law, P.A. KS Writers, Inc.


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Epsilon ETA #2001- Epsilon Sigma Alpha Heritage Bank Fidelity Charitable Coffman, De Fries & Nothern PA Lardner Monuments


Topeka Antique Dealer’s Association, Inc. Shawnee County Democrats Kansas Children’s Discovery Center Lincoln Club of Topeka Topeka Needlework Guild, Inc. Delta Kappa Gamma Society - Gamma Kappa Chapter Topeka Electric Motor Repair, Inc. Colgate-Palmolive Company Page Turners Book Club Azura Credit Union P.E.O. Chapter DV Public Library Association (PLA) Capital Area Retired Educators My Wife’s Book Club Kansas SPN Family Kaw Valley Bank Sunflower Partners Investment Club HyVee Topeka Area Retired School Personnel Network for Good Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Claims Team P.E.O. Chapter DF American Association of University Women Topeka Crochet Guild Kansas Children’s Service League Lexinet Corporation Judicial Center Book Group Ben J Schreiner Construction LLC Vision Bank League of Women Voters of TopekaShawnee County


Active Prime Timers Amazon Smiles B&B Landscape & Handyman Services Chapter HW PEO Friends of Kansas Library/Lawrence Kansas Association of Insurance Agents Krumins McGee Financial Group Spanish Professional Consulting LLC Stevenson Company, Inc. The Flint Hills Touring A’s The Happy Bookers Book Club Topeka Beta Sigma Phi

Topeka Civic Nucomers Club Town and Country Christian Church Senior Saints Tuesday Night Book Club Westhills Club Youth Services Staff/TSCPL


Caterpillar Foundation ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Topeka Community Foundation US Bank


Brian Adams Fred and Trena Ansell Kimberlee Baum Sue Buchnan Samuel Buehler Shawn Burke Jeff Chanay Gary Clarke Amiah Clearwater Noah James Collyge Karen Franklin William Gilliland Bonnie Gray Ann Lorraine Gregg Eugenie Gruender Ivan Greuter Bryce Zachary Harman Mary Harrington Madison Hess Bob Inman Eric Kripke Christen Locke James Lyons James McHenry, Jr. Gina Millsap David Monical Russell Moore Neal Moss Children of Michael and Rachel Ogle Janet Pionkowski Zan Popp Nancy Rogenmoser Harrison Joseph Sams Barbara Scofield Liz Scofield Robert Scofield James Scott William Shaw Judi Stork Chuck Stowers Robin Sweeney Claire Swogger Glenn Swogger Warren Taylor Carolyn Ward Grandchildren of Sharon Wiedmaier Patrica Wild Susan Wild Chuck Wilson Travis Winsor


Stephen Agan Ralph Alejos Jean Attebury Louise Austin Darlene Baker Vivian Belaire Lynda Belanger Ruth Ann Boten Jean Brewer Patricia L. “Pat” Bump Robert Bunten Elsa Butler Larry Carpenter Joe T. Casper, Jr. Rachael Chan Surapol Chawengsub Agnes Crow Imogene Davis Gary Duncan Jeanne Edwards Cyrus and M. Carmen Elting, Sr. Richard Evans Virginia Francis Ann Clark Gay Stephen Grandstaff Ann Lorraine Gregg Mary Grondahl Roberta Hall Juanita Hansord Marie Henricksen Wilma Hess Helen Jensen Duane Johnson Nancy Kelley Warren Kinnett Emma LaLonde Patricia McClellan

Barbara Mitchell Eva Mitchell Marcia Ransom Genevieve Sams Claire Swogger Kathy Larsen Regena Lash Kay Lassiter David Leamon Jerry Lindberg Robert Lingo Amy Lovell Sarah Modl Trey McCluskey Dennis Montgomery A.D. Moret Margaret Murphy Mitchell Murphy David Napier Julia O’Connor Anne O’Gara Marvin Poell Marcia Ransom Maggie Rose Sheila Sender Margaret Sexton Maggie Smith Stephen Snyder Scott Strobel Tonya Marie Swearingen Sydney Tate Dennis Taylor Velva Taylor Elizabeth Thompson Martha Ryan Victoria Vogel Holly Walters Yu Welch Miriam Wexler Robert Wilson Virginia Woertz Douglas Zimmerman


Our faithful givers have contributed to The Library Foundation for 10 or more consecutive years.

Marilyn Ault Rob and Jenny Banks John and Sally Brooke Donna Casey Arlene Huerter Crawford Bonnie Cuevas Robert DuBois Jeri Eckhardt Delores Fay Mary Feighny Edward Funston Susan and Kent Garlinghouse Thad Hartman Chuck and Kay Holle Mary Hoffman Duane and Martha Huizenga Duane Johnson* The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum Marilyn Kellogg Carolyn Litwin Catherine 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 Warren Taylor Roger and Joan Underwood Max Williams *Denotes deceased


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Judi Stork Chair Marilyn Ward Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Mark Baker Treasurer Ernie Beaudet Clint DeVoe Brenda Dietrich Linessa Frazier Rich Hayse Desmond Henry Ralph Hoyos Judy Moler Kim Patton Marsha Sheahan Steve Tempero Carol Wheeler



Staff Ex Officio Members Gina Millsap CEO, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library


1515 SW 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66604-1374

Kim Torrey CFO, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Nancy Lindberg Executive Director, The Library Foundation Trustee Emeritus Chuck Engel Steve Page Robert Parman John Salisbury Development Professional Janel DeLeye

Ex Officio Members Kerry Onstott Storey Chair, Library Trustees Sherryl Longhofer President, Friends of the Library


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, Additional Parking Area & Construction Costs Annual Distribution

$493,931 $71,928

5% from Investment Funds

Youth Services


IREAD and Teen Advisory Board

Arts and Culture

Children’s Art Show and Music on a Sunday Afternoon

$6,902 $2,166

Library Materials Total




$477,855.1 6

In-kind Donations Investment Income

$1,747.56 $181,042.14

Café Fees


Donated Services






2018 STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES * Disbursements to Library


Investment Fees, Operations & Fundraising


TOTAL $814,495.55 Foundation assets as of December 31, 2018 $8,387,456.87 *unaudited figures

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