2020 - The Library Foundation Annual Report

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2020 ANNUAL REPORT The Library Foundation helps to provide enhanced resources to the Library that are not covered by municipal funding. The Library Foundation believes that the character and quality of a city depends on the resources available to its people. A great library is a fundamental requirement for any city to achieve its full social and economic potential. Topeka’s Library is vital to the city, and vital to support.

THE LIBRARY FOUNDATION 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604-1374 (785) 580-4498 foundation.tscpl.org

Dear Friends, We live in a generous community. When 2020 began, no one could have foreseen the challenges that a pandemic like COVID-19 would bring to our organization and to the world. From closures to re-openings, we saw tremendous innovations, collaborative thinking and much cherished community support for local businesses. We also saw change within our organization. Upon Nancy Lindberg’s retirement in July, Erin Aldridge was named as the new Executive Director of the Foundation. Then in December we saw CEO Gina Millsap take a well-deserved retirement. Most of these changes were seen through a camera lens as we all coped with not being able to meet in person. Through it all, supporters of the Library Foundation made financial contributions ensuring the future of the programs and services that the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library provides in our area. Thank you for continuing to support these vital services to our community. Thank you for continuing to support innovation and exploration. Thank you for supporting young readers and seasoned ones as well. Thank you!

Marilyn Ward

Erin Aldridge

2020 Board Chair

Executive Director

D I C K A N D D O N N A C R AW FO R D AWA R D S C H O L A R S H I P In 2020, Areli Bermudez-Villarreal was awarded the Dick and Donna Crawford Scholarship. Areli is currently pursing her Masters of Library Science at Emporia State University. She plans to utilize her degree in her role as a Public Services Specialist with the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The Dick and Donna Crawford Scholarship Fund was created in the early 2000s with a donation of $25,000 to honor Library employees who exemplify the Library’s high standards of public service. These scholarships enable Library employees to pursue continuing education and training opportunities that benefit the Library’s service to the community.

“The 2020 Crawford Scholarship has helped me work toward my goal of becoming a librarian by taking some of the financial burden off my plate and relieving a great deal of that anxiety. I needed all my energy to focus on my classes while also working full time and taking care of my family. Among other practical lessons this school year, my timemanagement skills were honed while studying for Research in Library and Information Science, but I particularly value the leadership opportunities I was given in my Project Management class. As much as I appreciate the financial support this scholarship gave me, more importantly, it expressed your faith in my abilities, and that boost of confidence is immeasurable -

thank you.”

ANNUAL REPORT FIGURES INCOME Investment Income $637,339

Café Fees $4,500

Donated Services Contributions



EXPENSES TSCPL General Support $72,333

Building Improvements & Supply Upgrades $257,002

Arts & Educational Opportunity Improvements $246,784

Cultural Experiences Programs

Educational Outreach Program



Library Foundation Operations (inc. Investment Fees) $251,338







TOTAL VIEWS 25,314 Total Live Virtual Programs/Events Total Live Virtual Attendance Total Program Videos Recorded





10,682 345




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REED STUDIO In July 2020, the Jerry and Judy Reed Studio was opened in the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery. It was made possible by the donations of the Reed family. This space will be used for visiting artists, clinics and work shops.

The Wilder Society recognizes donors who have included The Library Foundation in their estate planning or have committed to an annual lifetime gift. Through blended and deferred gifts, bequests, trusts, and other planned giving instruments, these thoughtful individuals support Library’s future impact by generating funds to enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based support for strategic library initiatives. Become a member of the Wilder Society to support twenty-first century skills and equitable access to learning for everyone in our community. CHARTER MEMBERS Dennis and Linda Baranski Shirley Baxley Dorothy Christensen* Beulah Baldwin Cook* Floy Crouch* Lillian Dawkins* Noelle Drechsel* Drs. Bernard* and Marjory* Foster Helen Green* Orpha Naomi Hathaway* Dr. J. Cotter* and Jeanne* Hirschberg Robert* and Hazel* Lingo James* and Elizabeth* McHenry James McHenry Jr. Barbara Mertz* Wilfred* and Esther Read* Miller Lucille Perkins* Dr. Bartlett and Harriette* Ramsey Mary Jo Ramskill* Georgia Sue Reuter* Steve Schwarm and Lena Dreiling Irving* and Peggy* Sheffel Eldon* and Harriet* Sloan Glenn and Claire* Swogger Walter* and Louise* Torluemke Dr. Nathaniel* and Jewel* Uhr Virginia Wade* Larry and Anita Wolgast MEMBERS Carolyn Adams Adrian and Mary* Allen Ann Maria “Trena” Ansell Maxine Anton* Laura Autrey Dr. Phillip and Betty Baker Rob and Jenifer Banks Paul Bicknell and Liz Post Barbara Barber* Pauline Beatty* Clark Jr. and Pauline Britton Patricia “Pat” Bump* Arthur Capper* Martha Carithers* Dr. Michael and Marcia Cassidy Jeffrey and Kristin Chanay

Avis Chitwood* Gary* and Margaret Clarke Loretta “Lori” Class* Jim Concannon and Melissa Masoner L. M. “Bud”* and Dorothy* Cornish Edythe Crapson* Gay Crawford Don* and Edith* Depew Dorothy Diehl* Glenda DuBoise Cyrus Elting, Jr. and M. Carmen Ribas Elting Cyrus Harold* Elting, Sr. and Celeste* Elting Horace Eubank* Vivian Everett* John Farley* Elizabeth French* Rick Friedstrom Nancy Garfield, PhD Janice Gartrell* Marilyn Geiger* Roberta Gillespie* Thomas Gregg* Frances Griest* Alan and Kathy Groesbeck John and Rita Grunwald Gwendolyn Haegert* Michael Hager Jim Harris and Laura Dalrymple Roy* and Mary* Hatke Mary Heiberger* Bob and Debbie Heintzelman Phyllis Henney* Margaret Herynk* Margie Hildenbrand* Ralph Holbrook Chuck and Kay Holle Terry and Becky Holmquist Jane Chandler Holt Bob* and Imogene* Hughes Glenn* and Catherine* Hussey Theodore* and Barbara* Hussey Jeff and Martha Imparato Jan Jaquith Myrtle Alice Jennings* Alexander Johnson* Andy and Jeanne* Johnson Joy Johnson*

G. Lester Jordan, Jr.* Carol Jory* Warren* and Doris* Kinnett Jo Ann Klemmer* P.F. Kluge and Pamela Hollie Lillian Landberg* Glinda Leach David* and Audrey Leamon Nancy Lindberg Carolyn Litwin Fannie Mandelbaum* Craig and Robin Maxon Hugh* and Margaret* McCausland Kay McFarland* Linda McHenry Bernice McPeak* Evelyn Meade* Dr. W. Walter and Connie* Menninger Ried and Gina Millsap Jeanne Christie Mithen Mary Mae Moffet* Don and Judy Moler David Monical and Peg Dunlap Donald* and Shirley Moses Ezequiel Muñoz Jo Ann Myers Betty Jean Neal Jean* and Emlin* North Austin and Marianna Nothern Marg Obourn Dorothy Orr* Steve Page and Gwen McClain George Paris* Dave and Carol* Parker Robert and Frankie Parman John* and Lynda Parry Betty Penney Nancy Ann Perih Larry Peters and Barbara Waterman-Peters John and Helen Petterson Timothy and Bobbie Pfeifer Pauline Cox Brown Pfuetze* Dick* and Nancy* Pratt Larry and Patty Pressman Katherine Park Pyle* and son: Oliver Holmes Gilliland*

W I L D E R S O C I E T Y CO N T I N U E D Becky Richmond Pat and Carrie Riordan Raymond and Roxane* Riva Dr. Michael Roberts Phyllis Runion* Roy Ruth* Alvin Schiesser* Robert* and Julie Schloetzer Marjorie Schreiber* Myron Seeley, Jr.* Bob Shapiro and Elaine O’Gara John Shapiro* Kirke and Diane Snyder Ed* and Judy Soule Elizabeth Stauffer*

Edna Steel* Patricia Stender Marion Stevenson* Carolyn Stewart* Patricia Stinson* Bernard Stone* Rob and Judi Stork Jane C. Stormont* Kathryn Stroebele Karen Tappan Leo and Marva Taylor Warren Taylor Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Joan Tempero Ron and Annette Thornburgh Ruth Turnipseed*

Thank You Donors!

Roger and Joan Underwood James Van Sickle and Mary Case Gordy* Walt* and Marge* Van Vleck Diane Hirschberg Waanders Dr. Howard and Mrs. Marilyn Ward Nancy Watkins Robert Webb Lila Weissenberg* Larry William and Susan Krehbiel William June Windscheffel* Sarah Woellhof Dorothy Wesley Woodson* Linda Woolf Alice Young* *deceased at time of publication

The Library Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations who supported The Library Foundation in 2020. 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.

$50,000+ Security Benefit $15,000-$24,999 ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Dr. Jo Ann Myers Jerry and Diana Reed $10,000-$14,999 James Harder Dennis and Anne Harder Marley $5,000-$9,999 John M. Shapiro Trust Robert Shapiro and Elaine O’Gara David Parker Topeka Community Foundation $1,000-$2,499 Ann Maria (Trena) Ansell Gail Bright Bruce and Connie Burns Caterpillar Foundation CCS Family Fund - Topeka Community Foundation Loretta Dade Jason and Haley DaVee Larry and Lois Dimmitt Tim and Jett Elmer Michelle Ewert Chuck and Kay Holle Duane and Martha Huizenga Kaw Valley Bank Dr. Allen and Mrs. Beth Kossoy Carolyn Litwin Steve Page and Gwen McClain Ried and Gina Millsap Molly Morris Dr. Kent and Mrs. Marsha Palmberg Dennis and Patricia Petterson Jerry and Saundra Quiring John and Alicia Salisbury Jim and Mary Beth Schroff Rob and Judi Stork

Josh and Kimberly Svaty Dr. Howard and Mrs. Marilyn Ward Max and Pauline Williams

$500-$999 Paul Bicknell and Elizabeth Post Roy and Gerry Browning Alan and Julie Conroy Harry and Karen Craig Neil and Beth Dobler Jim and Ethel Edwards Chuck and Janet Engel Engel Law, P.A. Kent and Susan Garlinghouse Larry * and Elaine Gill Desmond and Jinni Henry Ralph Holbrook Terry and Becky Holmquist Jack and Marta Huey Kirk and Cheryl Johnson William and Kathryn McDonald Don and Judy Moler David Monical and Peg Dunlap Drs. Masoud Noruzian and Saeedeh Salmanzadeh Dr. Joe and Mrs. Suzanne Mumford Ken and Ruth Nelson Mary Ontko Fred and Kim Patton Marc and Marie Pyko Pat and Carrie Riordan Kevin Shaughnessy Kathryn Stroebele Julie Taylor The Topeka Chapter of The Links, Inc. Topeka Area Retired School Personnel Topeka South Rotary Roger and Joan Underwood George and Nancy Vega Ted Yungclas and David Woods $250-$499 Roger and Robyn Aeschliman

Anne Baker Duane and Terri Bond Paul and Mary Brennan Robert Burtch Yuttana Chawengsub Brenda Dietrich Derick Dreher Daniel Fogt Autumn Friedli P.F. Kluge and Pamela Hollie Imagemakers Barbara Jacobs Joseph and Claudia Feeney, Jr. Ronald and Cindy Kahmeyer Kansas Alpha Delta Kappa The Honorable Nancy Landon Kassebaum Nancy Lindberg Marc and Donna Linton Cathy Maassen Sharon Marshall Craig and Akimi McKinney Brian Mithen Eric and Valerie Napue Betty Jean Neal Austin and Marianna Nothern Marty Peterson and Sarah Burtch Mary Ann Polley Carole Purdum John Roth and Claire Hopps Richard Ryan Bill and Marsha Sheahan Kelli Smith Zach Snethen Lissa Staley Dr. Stanley and Reverend Sandra Vogel Vern and Carol Wheeler Stan and Linda Williams Joan Frye Williams

THE GINA MILLSAP FUND FOR LITERACY & LEARNING Join us in creating a fund that honors Gina Millsap’s legacy by sustaining the Library’s ability to creatively and un-apologetically strive for literacy and learning equity for our entire community. This fund will allow for inspiration and learning and the ability to take chances on making an even better Topeka Community.


Libraries have never been just about books. They’ve been about access to information, inspiration and amazement. They’re a gateway to a better future – not just for the individual, but for us all. Today’s libraries play a critical role in helping residents build such twenty-first century skills as:



Great libraries are a product of caring communities. The Library Foundation supports the library by accepting funds to enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based support for strategic library initiatives. Through their foresight and philanthropy these generous donors have made an extraordinary commitment to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s future.

Nancy N. Jones* Dr. Allen and Mrs. Beth Kossoy Elsie Lesser Mark & Bette Morris Family Foundation Dennis and Anne Harder Marley Lawrence and Marguerite Martin M-C Industries, Inc Kent and Janet McKinney Morris Communications National League of American Pen Women Topeka Branch Dr. Patricia J. O’Brien* Steve Page and Gwen McClain Edward Purcell Dr. William Roy, Sr.* Frank C. Sabatini Trust Peter and Margie Schloesser Ralph* and Beth* Skoog St. Francis Hospital Foundation Edna Steel* Dr. Joe* and Nickie* Stein Lucy Stein* Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Joan Tempero Topeka Rotary Foundation Walter and Lucy Roush Charitable Trust Jerald Skinner and Jan Weiner Westar Energy Foundation Westridge Lanes & Family Fun Center Max and Pauline Williams

$5,000-$9,999 Carolyn Adams James* and Joyce DeCoursey The Honorable Adrian and Mrs. Mary* Allen American Library Association Ann Maria (Trena) Ansell Sharitt Baker Bank of America Rob and Jenifer Banks Eugene Boyer* Barry and Judy Bray William and Karen Brown Roy* and Gerry Browning Bruce and Connie Burns Capital City Bank


James* and Pam* Caplinger Sr. Geneva Chandler Art and Crysta* Chandler Chipotle Dorothy Christensen* John* and Betty Cleland Tom and Linda Clevenger James Concannon and Melissa Masoner Cox Communications Crarey-Griest Charitable Trust Jason and Haley DaVee Dorothy Diehl* Larry and Lois Dimmitt Scott and Lori Duffens Robert Ebendorf and Aleta Braun EBSCO Industries, Inc Chuck and Janet Engel FHLBank Topeka Katherine Fischer John and Cher Floyd Dorothy Fuller* GateKeeper Hobbies Glory Days Pizza James* and Fern* Goff Thomas* and Ann* Gregg Gail Gregg Wilbert* and Mary* Heiberger Ralph and Norma* Holbrook Terry and Becky Holmquist Patrick and Connie Hubbell John and Linda Hughes Jeff and Martha Imparato Independent Insurance Agents of Topeka, Inc. Myrtle Alice Jennings* Harlan Jennings, Jr. and Anne Nispel Robert* and Simone* Johnson The Honorable Nancy Landon Kassebaum Phil and Kathy Lange Glinda Leach* Thomas Leucht and Jan Jaquith Carolyn Litwin Jim and Linda McHenry David Monical and Peg Dunlap Bob and Marna Moore

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC Don* and Molly Morris Dr. Joe and Mrs. Suzanne Mumford Bruce* and Kathy Myers Austin and Marianna Nothern Dr. Kent and Mrs. Marsha Palmberg George* and Velma* Paris John and Helen Petterson Dennis and Patricia Petterson Marjorie Pratt Marc and Marie Pyko Dr. Bartlett and Mrs. Harriette* Ramsey Rolley Foundation Richard and Kathryn* Ryan Safari Golf Arthur* and Marcia* Saville Jim and Mary Beth Schroff James Sloan* Bill* and Henrietta* Snyder Kirke and Diane Snyder Harold* and Carolyn* Stewart Lloyd* and Patricia* Stinson Nancy Stone Rob and Judi Stork Kenneth* and Marlys Strobel Josh and Kimberly Svaty Target Stores Ron and Annette Thornburgh Topeka Council of the International Reading Association Topeka South Rotary Roger and Joan Underwood Will Valk and Sherry Best Wal-Mart Foundation Dr. Howard and Mrs. Marilyn Ward Washburn University Robert Webb Peggy Welsh Wichita Community Foundation Larry William and Susan Krehbiel William June Windscheffel* James* and Dr. Alice* Young *deceased at time of publication

Our Faithful Givers have contributed to The Library Foundation for 10 or more consecutive years.

Mark and Marilyn Ault ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Ruby and Bonnie Cuevas Dennis and Mary Feighny Edward Funston Kent and Susan Garlinghouse Terrence and Susan Gooden Thad and Christi Hartman Marlana Hodgkinson Duane and Martha Heizenga

The Honorable Nancy Landon Kassebaum Carolyn Litwin Catherine Maassen Janice Martens James and Linda McHenry Dr. W. Walt Menninger Ried and Gina Millsap Richard and Marla Morris Steve Page and Gwen McClain Carole Purdum

Marc and Marie Pyko Teresa Reuter Glenn and Ruth Rodden Dennis and Susan Rogers Richard Ryan Security Benefit John M. Shapiro Trust Roger and Joan Underwood Max and Pauline Williams

James and Grace Wilson

$100-$249 Gayle Alderson Brandon and Erin Aldridge DeWayne Algott and Catherine Minarik Alpha Delta Kappa Prasunamba Amaraneni Joan Arterburn George and Elizabeth Athey Mark and Marilyn Ault Mark and Natalie Barbee Elinor Barrett Sharon Bass Janet Bova The Honorable J. Patrick and Mrs. Charlene Brazil LeAnn Brungardt Tom and Shawna Bruno H. Richard Bush R. Dean and Sherry Byerley Donna Casey Dr. Maurice and Mrs. Naomi Cashman, Jr. Michael and Carol Cast Christopher Collins James Concannon and Melissa Masoner Arlene Huerter Crawford Kathleen Cummings Whitney and Kathy Damron Jeff Darrow William and Diana Davis Lynn Davis Joyce Deters Clint and Laura DeVoe Catherine Dolter Rob and Lori Downing Gary Doyle Sharon DuBois Lois Durbin Junior and Mary Jane Elder Dennis and Gwen Elliott Linda Elrod Epsilon ETA #2001- Epsilon Sigma Alpha Miranda Ericsson Rich and Karen Farr Karen Faulk Mary Feighny Jack and Allison Figgs Paul and Jane Fortin John and Irene Francis Karen Franklin Rick Friedstrom John and Diana Friend L. M. “Bud” Cornish Fund Doug and Mimi Gardner Mayank Garg Jodi Gee Linda Geiger Kathryn Gillispie John Godfrey Pamela Gray Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Russell and Jane Greene Alan and Kathy Groesbeck Randi Gustason Paul and Cecelia Harris Barbara Harris Joanne Harrison Thad and Christi Hartman Russell Harvey and Patricia McGivern Richard and Peggy Hawkins Rich and Linda Hayse Kay Holsomback Walter and Ellen Horn Ralph and Linnea Hoyos Kevin and Melissa Hulsing Terry Humphrey Mary Hurrel

Lisa Jennings Robert and Deborah Keeshan Kindergartners Count, Inc. dba “I Like Me” Norman Klocke Alice Knatt Margaret Kramar Miriam Krehbiel Margo Kren Phil and Kathy Lange Gary Hug and Cynthia Lash Lexinet Corporation Jane Long Pamela Luthi Tom and Jan Mansfield Tim Marchand and Eva Landry Danette Martin James C. Marvin, Sr. Patricia K. Marvin Tony and Judy McCue Beverly McCurdy Letty Meek Dr. W. Walter Menninger William and Nancy Michener Sue Miller Rome and Jean Mitchell Jeanne Mithen Natalie Moreland Lona Morse Zach and Dené Mosier Gene Murray Tom Muth Karen Neely Kyle and Kirsten Nelson Jayne Nichols Jere and Carol Noe Not Just Referrals Connie Oesterhaus Brenda Olson Page Turners Book Club Robert and Doris Payne Drs. Gianfranco Pessino and Laurel Vogt John and Helen Petterson G. Claire Phillips Dr. Lorne and Mrs. Norma Phillips Steven Potter Ramon and Eva Powers Dr. Bartlett W. Ramsey Annette Reilly Jennifer Renner Trish Reuter April Reynolds Becky Richmond Glenn and Ruth Rodden Donald and Judy Rogers Dennis and Dr. Susan Rogers Dr. Larry and Mrs. Kathleen Rotert Tighe and Margaret La Rue Mary Jo Rumold Mark Rustman Lisa Sandmeyer Robert and Barbara Scofield Dr. Steven and Mrs. Clista Seals Mike and Myrna Shuman Ronald and Patricia Shurtz Drs. Robert and Laura Sidlinger Kacy Simonsen Jim and Pat Simonson Larry and Joyce Sims Johnathan and Georgia Small Joan Smith Martha Spacek Gary Spray* and Kathryn Gillispie John and Teresa Stambaugh John and Barbara Stauffer Brian Stever Bob Storey and Kerry Onstott Storey Ann Strecker

Richard and Linda Strick Ronald and Mary Strong Karen Tappan Leo and Marva Taylor Dr. Stanley and Mrs. Jody Teeter The Honorable Franklin and Mrs. Judith Theis Nell D. Thompson Ron and Annette Thornburgh Andy and Glenda Tompkins Olive Ubel US Bank Matching Gift Fund Will Valk and Sherry Best Howard Weaver Stanley Wilch Ralph and Maggie Wild Larry William and Susan Krehbiel William Greg and Ardith Woertz Frank and Marilyn Yeoman

$1-$99 Scott and Heidy Ackerman Charlotte Adair Pauline Adam Elizabeth Arnold Marilyn Arnone Laura Autrey Robert and Karen Badenoch Andrea Bair Carol Ball Robert and Barbara Barron Martha Bass Bean Consulting Shirley Bell Dr. Karen Bellows Bernard Family Irrev Trust Robert and Terry Bernatis Gerald and Janice Bingham Patricia Booth Mary Ann Borgelt Paul and Marcy Bowen Ann Boyle Susan Boyle

Rick and Dixie Brennan Robert and Teresa Bryan Sharon Bryan Donald and Martha Buchholz David and Glendyn Buckley Dale and Karen Burkholder Nancy Burklund Travis Byers Sheri Cafer Mary Campbell Nancy Carpenter Dr. Michael and Mrs. Marcia Cassidy Ardeth Cattrell Bradley Champ George Clark Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Kathleen Cobb Patty Collie John and Andrea Conlee Regina Cooper Tiffiny Corbett Rudy and Bonnie Cuevas Karen Rooney-Cuevas Terry and Celia Cuthbertson Jessie Davis Carla Davis John and Janel DeLeye Denny and Associates Donald Dimmitt John Dotson Patty Dowling Barbara DSouza Myrl Duncan Beth Edmonds Louise Edmonson Dean and Betty Edson Martha Elkin Marilyn Ellenz Kathy Ellison Karen Fang Aileen Finney Dennis Flohrschutz Susan Frantz Byron Fry Edward Funston Karon Gambrill Victoria Garvin Jennifer Gassmann Steve and Suzanne Germes Thomas and Michele Gettler Jack and Claudia Gies David Gonzalez Terrence and Susan Gooden Tyrone Goodwyn Bonnie Gray Mary Gregory Robert and Laverta Greve Linda Grimes Dan and Kim Gronniger Jane Gruber Ken and Judy Hackler Tracie Haddock Carol Hanrahan Joyce Hartman Shelby Harvel Bruce Hayden Dr. Camille Heeb Robert and Debbie Heintzelman Charles and Sarah Henson R.A. Herron Phyllis Herzog T.D. and Joan Hicks Ray Hightower Brian and Felicia Hillebert Larry and Rebecca Hinton Marlana Hodgkinson Carl Hoffman Sarah Howard

Star Hummer Susan Imthurn Michael Ingenthron Normalee Isern Roger and Roberta Johnson Stan Jones Jennifer Jones Grace Jordan Nadine Kelly Shannon Kelly Kenneth and Mary Kerle Irma Kimble Bruce and Lenora Kinzie Cynthia Klein Sharon Klein Donna Klein Larry and Helen Kline Pat Kopp Helen Kyner Tom Leising and Karen Fenton Shawn Leisinger Dick and Susie Lindstrom Laura and Brian Lutz Rhonda Machlan Geraldine Macinski Dave and Jodi Mackey Jesse Maddox Steve and Kim Magee Rose Mary Malm Janice Martens Kriss Marzetta Janice Mason Ruth Maus Connie May Gail McClenney Michael and Andrea McGee James and Linda McHenry Patricia McMurray Madonna Mergenmeier Bud Metzenthin Thomas and Paula Meyer Mid-America Regional Council Dolores Miller Sharon Miller Mary Lou Mitchell Richard and Marla Morris Lois Moser Thomas Murphy and Cleo Gillispie Murphry Kathleen Murphy Jane Myers William and Cynthia Naeger

Elizabeth Ann Nelson Dennis and Janet Nelson Joe and Marie Newbery Robert Odell Gary and Kay Oesterhaus Gabriel and Kristen O’Shea Leilani Paramore Melvin and Maxine Patterson Kelly Peter Sharon Peters Virginia Peters Janet Pionkowski Sharon Polk Al Pope Larry and Patricia Pressman Joyce Rabb Tim and Margo Rangel Deborah Reiff Renaissance Charitable Foundation Anne Rivecca Leah Roberts Michael and Marcia Robinson Judy Rohr Hakim and Lou Saadi Cathryne Scharton Karen Scheck Stephen and Teresa Schiffelbein Sylvia Schiller Donna Schlarman Gordon and Pamela Schmid Mary Schmidgall Joe and Nancy Schrag Barbara Schulman Howard and Elaine Schwartz Jane Schwinn Darci Scott Rudy and Angelina Serrano William Shaw Paul Shipman Abigail Siemers Skyline Elementary Social Fund George and Nancy Sloop Greg and Teresa Smith Judy Smith Sharon Smith Lavonne Smith Owen and Lenece Smith Judy Stegman Patricia Stender and Patricia Koenig Michelle Stovall Dr. Herschel and Mrs. Jacqueline L. Stroud

Mary Stroud Tom and Lisa Stubbs Charlene Swanson Steven and Chaunzey Tenbrink Phyllis Todd Norla Todd Linda Tuller Carol Jory Remainder Unitrust Tamara Vincent Warren Vogel Lynn and Mary Washburn Karen Watson Phillip and Lynda Weaver Craig and Shari Weeks Marlou Wegener Dennis and Melissa Weikel Robert and Judith Welch David Wexler Donald and Louise Williams Linda Willis Joan Wingerson Barbara Wisbey Sandra Wohler M. Lee Wright and Alice Eberhart-Wright Douglas Wright Dale and Linda Wulfkuhle Kari Zimmerman



We would like to recognize and thank donors who have cumulatively given $5,000 or more during the lifetime of The Library Foundation.

Barbara A. Mertz* Dr. Jo Ann Myers National Endowment for the Humanities Lucille Perkins* Redbud Foundation, Inc. Security Benefit Marion Stevenson* Topeka Community Foundation James Van Sickle and Mary C. Gordy* Walter* and Marge* Van Vleck Lila Weissenberg*

$75,000-$99,999 Patricia Bump* Cici’s Pizza John and Rita Grunwald Dr. W. Walter & Connie* Menninger Jerry and Diana Reed Irving* and Peggy* Sheffel The Menninger Foundation $50,000-$74,999 Maxine J. Anton* Cold Stone Creamery ConocoPhillips Volunteer Grant Program Edythe Crapson* Horace* and Ruth* Eubank Joanne Harrison Roy* and Mary Chaney* Hatke John M. Shapiro Trust McDonald’s Restaurants of Topeka Evelyn Meade* Esther Read Miller* Robert Shapiro and Elaine O’Gara David and Carol* Parker Becky Richmond Sabatini Family Foundation Thomas* and Helen* Schwartz Eldon* and Harriet* Sloan Sports Center, Inc. Bernard Stone*

$25,000-$49,999 Keith* and Bette Bossler Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican Cafe Collective Brands Foundation Dick and Donna Crawford Tim and Jett Elmer Drs. D. Bernard* and Marjory* Foster Gault-Hussey Charitable Trust Lowell Greenwood $250,000-$499,999 Marguerite Hanlon* Capitol Federal Foundation John Harvey CoreFirst Bank & Trust Friends of Topeka & Shawnee County Public Orpha Hathaway* Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions Library Daryl and Sandy Hill Joy Johnson* Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Lillian Landberg* Chuck and Kay Holle Frank and Judith Sabatini Robert Hughes* $100,000-$249,999 Imogene Hughes* Applebee’s Kokari Foundation AT&T Kansas Nicholas Good and Dr. Judith Kooser Dr. Phil and Mrs. Betty Baker The Honorable Kay McFarland* Berberich Trahan & Company, P.A. Ried and Gina Millsap Beulah Baldwin Cook* Dr. Robert and Mrs. Frankie Parman Lillian Dawkins* Larry Peters and Barbara Waterman-Peters William* and Noelle* Todd Drechsel Robert* and Pauline* C. B. Pfuetze Gage Bowl Center Susan Philbin Kent and Susan Garlinghouse Judy Reed* Dr. J. Cotter* and Jeanne* Hirschberg John and Alicia Salisbury Junior League of Topeka Stanley Flowers Herbert* & Jo Ann* Klemmer Bob Storey and Kerry Onstott Storey Anderson* and Edith* Lessenden- Chandler Straight Water Margaret McCausland* Swogger Foundation $500,000+ G. Lester Jordan, Jr.* Carol Jory* Robert* and Hazel* Lingo Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System Dr. Glenn and Claire* Swogger

Warren Taylor Walter* and Louise* Torluemke Nathanie*and Jewel* Uhr Dr. Craig and Mrs. Kimberlie Vosburgh Wells Fargo Advisors Inc WMR Family Foundation, The William* and Dorothy* Woodson

$15,000-$24,999 John Bayer BPC Barker Printing & Copy Services, Inc. Caterpillar Foundation CCS Family Fund - Topeka Community Foundation Jeff and Kris Chanay Jim and Gwen Chandler Chick-Fil-A Elisabeth Chubb* Conkling-Hussey Charitable Trust Tim* and Carole* Etzel Rick Friedstrom Alan and Kathryn Groesbeck Hallmark Cards, Inc. Margie Hildenbrand* Chuck and Kay Holle Duane and Martha Huizenga Andy and Jeanne* Johnson Kansas Health Foundation James and Linda McHenry James* and Elizabeth* McHenry Sr. Dr. George and Lois Monto Larry and Doris Moreland Mark* and Bette M. Morris, PhD Michael Ondaatje and Linda Spalding Mary Jo Ramskill* Stormont Vail, Inc. Topeka Active 20/30 Club Ruth Turnipseed* Waddell & Reed $10,000-$14,999 John and Carol* Ashley Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Barnes & Noble Booksellers Blanche Bryden Foundation BNSF Railway Foundation John* and Grace* Bohannon Cengage Learning Center for the Book Don and Janet Chubb Loretta M. N. Class* Community Bank Cowabunga Safaris Dr. John Crary* Deggingers’ Foundry Don* and Edith* Depew Paul and Nella Dinolfo Neil and Beth Dobler Lois Durbin Brice Durbin* Dr. Benjamin and Mrs. Gail Franklin Janice Gartrell* Angelo Garzio* Roberta Gillespie* Giovani’s Pizzeria & Cafe Richard* and Dorothy Hanger Dr. Robert (Bob)* and Dorothy (Dottie)* Harder James Harder Rich and Linda Hayse Barney* and Marjorye* Heeney Ann Hoover Dorothy Huggins*


Judy Moler Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect

Clint DeVoe Treasurer

Bruce Burns Alan Conroy Haley DaVee Brenda Dietrich Linessa Frazier Desmond Henry Ralph Hoyos Kim Patton Marsha Sheahan George Vega Carol Wheeler Ex Officio Members Elizabeth Post Chair, Library Trustees Sherryl Longhofer



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

Kim Strube CFO, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Erin Aldridge Executive Director, The Library Foundation


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Trustee Emeritus Chuck Engel Marianna Nothern Steve Page Robert Parman John Salisbury Development Professional Janel DeLeye

President, Friends of the Library

WHY WE FUNDRAISE The Library Foundation is making it possible for anyone to invest in the health and vitality of our world-class city. Donations to TLF help support the exemplary collections, ground-breaking programs and services as well as the innovative spaces. TLF is helping to build a Community that is:

RESILIENT & CONNECTED 1 MORE When you transform libraries, you transform neighborhoods.

INVOLVED & MORE INFORMED 2 MORE Access to lifelong learning opportunities puts people on the path to success.

CREATIVE, ACCEPTING & 3 MORE CIVICALLY ENGAGED Participating in creative and cultural opportunities builds a vibrant, healthy city.


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