The Olana Partnership - 2019 Annual Report

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The Olana Partnership envisions Frederic Church’s OLANA, vibrant with the activity of visitors, students, scholars and artists, as the most widely recognized artist’s home and studio in the world.


The Olana Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Frederic Church’s OLANA, a New York State Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark in the Hudson River Valley Region.


J. Winthrop Aldrich

Leslie Greene Bowman

Bonnie Burnham

Sarah D. Coffin

Will Cotton

Linda S. Ferber

Stephen Hannock

Eleanor Jones Harvey

Inge Heckel

Morrison H. Heckscher

Valerie Hegarty

Franklin Kelly

Elizabeth Kornhauser

Katherine E. Manthorne

George McDaniel

Laurie Norton Moffatt

Laurie Olin, FASLA

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.

Alec Webb

National Advisory Committee Members and Trustees as of 10/31/2020


Meredith J. Kane, Chair

Stephen Clearman, Vice Chair

David B. Forer, Vice Chair

Robin M. Key, Vice Chair

Susan Winokur, Vice Chair

Richard N. McCarthy, Treasurer

Margaret Davidson, Corresponding Secretary

Janet R. Schnitzer, Recording Secretary

Joe Baker

Sheila A. Bridges

Elizabeth Broun

Olivia J. Fussell

Meyer S. Frucher

Phoebe Gubelmann

Christine Jones

Belinda K. Kaye


Amy Hausmann, Director

Daniel Bigler, Historic Site Assistant

Anthony Cidras, Security

Timothy Dodge, Head of Buildings & Landscape

Dale Finch, Landscape

Kevin Gavigan, Security

Maddie Hermance, Collections

Robert Hills, Restoration & Landscape

Jack Keller, Landscape

Scott Krizar, Security

Frank Munz, Landscape

David Poole, Security

Karl Weidel, Security

As of 10/31/2019

Ricky Lark

Elizabeth A. Mason

Theodora Simons

Jane Smith

Sedgwick A. Ward

Peter Warwick

Kelly M. Williams

Karen Zukowski

Images: Cover & Interior: Beth Schneck Photography Back: ©Steve Cohen


Writing from the perspective of 2020, it is truly mind-boggling to look back on 2019 and the absolutely electric year of transformation that it was for Olana State Historic Site and The Olana Partnership. On April 1, 2019, a new cooperative agreement with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation took effect and TOP assumed full responsibility for public engagement, tours and interpretive programming. This constituted the most substantial expansion of TOP’s mission-centered work in the past 20 years. To implement the new agreement, NYS Parks appointed Amy Hausmann as Director of Olana State Historic Site in May 2019. An experienced arts administrator and public art curator, Amy joins the leadership team at Olana, firmly committed to our shared goals of partnership, stewardship and expanding diverse and equitable access to this significant public site.

The results of 2019 are clear. TOP excelled in our new responsibilities, while sustaining our longstanding development, fundraising, communications, curatorial, and landscape and viewshed protection work as well as producing our richest, most diverse year of education and public programs ever. An astounding 75% of visitors interviewed for our exit survey ranked their experience 9 or 10 out of 10.

In 2019 we made great strides in our commitment to Olana’s future. We worked alongside our Parks colleagues to complete the first phase of Olana’s nationally-recognized Strategic Landscape Design Plan, the restoration of the Main House Environs, secured a mix of public and private funding to begin restoration of Olana’s historic farm, and initiated our capital campaign for the Plan’s linchpin, a new entrance and orientation facility.

I want to express my immense appreciation for the hard work, dedication, and vision of our shared public-private staff and of TOP’s amazing Board of Trustees. Whether visitors, staff, or trustees, members, or donors, people drive the positive change we are experiencing at Olana.

With gratitude and warmest wishes,

Sean E. Sawyer, Ph.D. Washburn and Susan Oberwager President


As of 10/31/2019

Sean E. Sawyer, Ph.D., Washburn and Susan Oberwager President

Mark Prezorski, Vice President and Senior Landscape Curator

William L. Coleman, Ph.D., Director of Collections & Exhibitions

Melanie Hasbrook, Director of Advancement & Marketing

Betsy Henson, Director of Finance and Human Resources

Joyce Batterton, Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Glenda Berman, Educator

Mabel Bermejo, Development Assistant

Stephen Blendell, Educator

Elizabeth Bouyea, Education Coordinator

Ida Brier, Librarian/Archivist

Jacqueline Connolly, Visitor Services Associate

Allegra Davis, Curatorial Assistant

Katie Davis, Education & Engagement Manager

Margot Isaacs, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Amy Hufnagel, Interim Vice President of Visitor Services & Engagement

Louise Kerr, Visitor Operations Manager

Rachel Tice, Museum Store Manager

Amanda Irving, Museum Shop Cashier

Victoria Juliano, Visitor Center & Engagement Manager

Hui Lee, Visitor Services Associate

Jonathon Nobile, Engagement Coordinator

John O’Grady, Educator

Krysta Phillips, Educator

Bailey Reed, Bookkeeper

Celine Smith, Museum Shop Cashier

Julia Sternberg, Grants Manager

Olivia Waldron, Communications Assistant



The Olana Partnership (TOP) is an educational non-profit organization that operates in a public-private partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) to preserve and interpret Olana State Historic Site, the master work of famed Hudson River School artist Frederic Church and a National Historic Landmark.

TOP’s predecessor, Olana Preservation, Inc., was formed in 1964 to save Olana from sale and destruction and in 1966 purchased the house, its contents and land and conferred them to New York State. TOP itself was organized as a 501(c)3 organization under the name Friends of Olana in 1971, adopting the current name in 2000.

Over the past twenty years, TOP has worked hand-inhand with OPRHP to undertake the comprehensive restoration of Olana’s historic architecture and landscape and the protection of Olana’s integral viewshed. This has included: the installation of fire suppression and climate control systems in the main house; the replacement of the complex historic roofs of the main house; the restoration of Cosy Cottage, the Church’s original home on the property; the reconstruction of the historic Wagon House as an educational facility; and four major historic landscape restoration projects that have reopened landscape compositions that constitute the culminating master works of Church’s career. Throughout this time, TOP has led efforts to protect Olana’s integral viewshed that are a national model for such endeavors. Today, nearly 3,000 acres are protected for future generations.

TOP is extremely proud of our record of achievement and of the exceptional cultural experiences TOP provides for the tens of thousands who visit and engage each year. Through guided tours of the house and landscape, special exhibitions, educational offerings and other public programs, TOP provides unparalleled opportunities to engage the imagination; encourage creativity; and explore art, architecture and the environment.

Images: Top: Beth Schneck Photography Left to Right: Storytelling with Tom Lee; Main House at Olana; Olana Summer Market; Panorama Summer Arts Program - Staff photos


2019 was a landmark year for The Olana Partnership’s role in interpreting Frederic Church’s Olana. On April 1, 2019, TOP assumed full responsibility for all public engagement, tours and interpretive programming at Olana State Historic Site under the terms of our new cooperative agreement with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP). TOP became responsible for providing all visitor services and regularly-scheduled public tours. The goals of this major shift are to expand interpretive programs and to integrate all tours with the larger strategic goal, shared with NYS Parks, of expanding site-wide access and interpretation.

As a non-profit educational organization, TOP is best positioned to recruit and train interpretive staff and

volunteers. In 2019, we established a minimum starting wage for part-time seasonal interpreters of $20 / hour. This not only attracted highly-skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds to work with the public but also provided compensation that enabled them to contribute to our region’s vital creative economy.

TOP also collaborated with the NYS Bureau of Historic Sites to design and implement a multi-day, all staff visitor operations and engagement training program in March, christened “Olana University,” which was repeated in an abbreviated form in September. The aim of this orientation was to develop the Interpreter’s ability to spark inquiry and curiosity by engaging visitors in dialogue based on a framework of essential questions. Starting in April, TOP


offered nine regularly-scheduled public tour options that holistically interpret Olana’s historic landscape and architecture and fine and decorative arts collections. Visitors could chose between 30-minute overview tours and 60-minute thematic tours (“Church & The Hudson River School,” “Architecture & Design,” “The Church Family at Home & Abroad”) as well as daily “Explore at Your Own Pace” hours (2-4:30 PM). Additionally, TOP offered an hour-long “Electric Carriage Tour,” which utilized our 5-passenger electric vehicles to transport participants through the entire 5 mile-long historic carriage road network. From November through December, TOP also offered a half-hour long tour of this main floor historic interiors of the Main House. During the period from April 1 – December 31, 2019, TOP served 27,928 visitors with interpretive tour programs.

TOP commissioned Christine Larouche, Audience Survey Consultant, to conduct an exit survey of visitors during the period from late August through early November. 270 visitors were interviewed, and the findings show that Olana visitors are culturally savvy, three quarters of them having visited 6 or more museums in the past two years. They visit mostly in adult pairs, three quarters of them age above 50. Forty-two percent of visitors are repeat visitors, an unusually high proportion for a historic site, often perceived by visitors as a one-time activity. About one third of the visitors come from the local region, another third from within 150 miles of Olana, primarily New York City. Visitors were generally very satisfied with their visit: three quarters of them rated their visit a 9 or 10 on a tenpoint scale - a very impressive 55% of the visitors actually rated their visit a 10.

Left to Right: Olana Landscape Tour by Emiko Sasso; Olana Interiors by Emiko Sasso; Electric Carriage Tour by Zio & Sons


In 2019, TOP’s Director of Education & Public Programs, Amy Hufnagel, took the lead role in our assumption of visitor operations and engagement responsibilities. She continued to oversee our education programs with regional schools as well as special public programs. 2019 saw TOP serve 1,120 students with immersive field trip programs; 153 of these students came from the Hudson City School District, which is TOP’s primary focus for school partnerships. TOP raised private funds to enable HCSD students to participate in our education programs at no cost, and received support from NYS Parks’ Connect Kids Program for transportation.

A major development in our 2019 educational program

work was the launch of Young at HeART workshop series for individuals 55 and older. Funded by a major grant from the Aroha Philantropies national Seeding Vitality Arts Program and inspired by Olana’s art, architecture, and landscape, TOP’s workshops teach skills through creative engagement. 2019 workshops were “Memoir Writing,” and “Painting the Landscape.” Each of these seminar-style programs concluded with a culminating event showcasing participants' work.

TOP offered a full range of public programs for diverse audiences throughout the year. Ongoing program series included: Museum Storytelling family tours; Architects on Olana special exhibition-themed tours; Artists on Olana that


brought dancers, filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists to Olana; Pathways to Prevention landscape walks integrating health and nature in partnership with Columbia Memorial Health; and Yoga of the Earth. Highlights of specialized and seasonal programming include: “Frederic Church and the Music of the Gilded Age,” August’s “Mingled Garden Tour” and “ Fragrant Landscape Tour,” and October’s “Scary Storytelling.” The second year of our “Summer Market” saw over 3,000 people come to enjoy the landscape on a beautiful August weekend and enjoy the best of regional food, arts, and crafts.

Left to Right: Panorama Summer Arts Program staff photo; Young at HeART Painting Workshop by Molinski Photography; Artists on Art by Emiko Sasso; School Field Trip staff photo


The Olana Partnership continued to develop and expand its public programming focusing on Olana’s historic landscape as part of the larger vision to provide visitors with an integrated, comprehensive experience of Olana’ as a work of landscape art and design. TOP’s viewshed protection efforts are ongoing and involve monitoring all development within the extensive viewshed of Olana’s National Historic Landmark 250-acre historic landscape. In 2019, the bulk of this work focused on TOP’s coordination with Scenic Hudson to petition the Town of Livingston, NY to conduct a full environmental review of the proposal for a communications tower on Blue Hill, a highly visible and significant location in Olana’s viewshed.

The ongoing planning and implementation of the 2015 Strategic Landscape Design Plan for Olana State Historic Site is the most significant element of TOP’s capital development work being undertaken in collaboration with OPRHP. 2019 saw the completion of the first major phase of the plan, the restoration and rehabilitation of the Main House Environs. Funded by OPHRP through Governor Cuomo’s NY Parks 2020 initiative, this $1.4 million project restored key historic landscape features surrounding the Main House, including the East Lawn and distinctive grass plinth below the south facade, and provided critical visitor infrastructure elements, including ADA-accessible parking and vehicular drop-off, a new ADA-accessible ramp access to the ADA lift, and subtle level changes to the historic Main House approach


road, making it ADA-accessible. The project also improved drainage around the house foundation and the historic Carriage House and restored the planted screen of native trees and shrubs along the historic approach.

The Hudson River Skywalk opened in June 2019, connecting the homes and studios of Thomas Cole and Frederic Church, over the Hudson River and across the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

Left to Right: Electric Carriage Tour on Ridge Road; Final Approach restored Carriage Road; Opening of the Hudson River Skywalk with the Thomas Cole National Historic Site and the NYS Bridge Authority by Olivia Waldron; View of Blue Hill


As the country’s most intact artist’s home and studio, Olana State Historic Site’s collections are wonderfully diverse and deep. For three decades The Olana Partnership has provided curatorial and archival staff to work alongside our colleagues at the NYS OPRHP Bureau of Historic Sites to conserve, research, and exhibit a collection of more than 40,000 items of fine and decorative arts, books, prints, and archival materials.

In 2019, TOP completed a national search for our new Director of Collections & Exhibitions, welcoming William L. Coleman on June 1. Dr. Coleman came to TOP from the Newark Museum, where he served as the Associate Curator of American Art and had a primary role in the reinstallation of the museum’s 20th and 21st century galleries. He received

his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a dissertation on the architecture of the Hudson River School artists. TOP also welcomed Allegra Davis as the new Curatorial Assistant in December.

TOP leads our public-private team in organizing Olana’s annual special exhibitions, which are presented in the Sharp Family Gallery as well as in the historic interiors and landscape. Olana’s exhibitions focus on the art and history of the Hudson River School and related topics in American art as well as on expanding on Frederic Church’s legacy of artistic enterprise that achieves international renown and crosses disciplinary and national boundaries. To these ends, TOP also seeks to engage the highest level of contemporary artists and designers in its exhibitions. In 2019 TOP organized the special exhibition In Frederic


Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature, which ran from May 12 – November 1. Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House. The exhibition featured the work of Steven Holl (Steven Holl Architects), Tatiana Bilbao (Tatiana Bilbao Estudio) with artist Arantxa Solis, Stan Allen (SSA/Stan Allen Architect), Amale Andraos and Dan Wood (WORKac), Jennifer Sage and Peter Coombe (Sage and Coombe Architects) with artist Chris Doyle, Mario Gooden (Huff + Gooden) with Walter Hood (Hood Design Studio).

Left to Right: In Frederic Church’s Ombra: Architecture in Conversation with Nature by Peter Aaron/OTTO; WORKac exhibition image; Dr. William L. Coleman and Allegra Davis; Sage and Coombe Architects exhibition image


The Olana Partnership’s development and communication team raises funds and awareness of its mission to preserve and interpret Olana.and to inform the public of its programs and activities and those of OPRHP at Olana State Historic Site. To this end, TOP operates a membership program, undertakes annual fundraising events and appeals, and is responsible for all publicity and marketing communications.

In 2019 TOP exceeded its membership program revenue goal by 14%, and both the annual Olana Summer Party and Frederic Church Award Gala also exceeded their goals to contribute 37% of total unrestricted revenue. We were thrilled to present the 2019 Frederic Church Awards to former Commissioner of NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Rose Harvey, and to TOP’s former

Chair, Jazz Johnson Merton. TOP’s 2019 Critical Initiative conducted at the Gala raised over $150,000 to support projects to enhance public access to Olana’s collections and historic landscape, including the acquisition of a third electric vehicle, expanding access for visitors.

2019 was the second year of The Olana Partnership’s (TOP) capital campaign to fund the design and construction of a new visitor entry and orientation facility as part of Olana’s Strategic Landscape Design Plan. As December 31, 2019, TOP had raised $4,537,000 of the $10 million goal with 100% participation by TOP’s Board. TOP’s campaign is part of the larger capital development plan being undertaken with OPRHP. OPRHP remains committed to providing substantive capital funding for Olana projects through its annual budget allocations.


TOP continued to enhance its publicity and marketing communications, with substantial enhancements to Olana’s website ( and significant increases in our social media presence and engagement. In 2019, TOP’s Facebook page surpassed 10,000 followers and our Instagram account exceeded 5,000, 15% and 78% increases, respectively, over the year. TOP’s programs attracted national media coverage, including WMHT’s Aha! segment, the WAMC Roundtable, NRP’s podcast “Off the Path from New York to Boston,” The Magazine Antiques, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, CBS 6 and numerous local publications.

Left to Right: 2019 Frederic Church Award Recipients Jazz Johnson Merton (2nd from left) and Former Commissioner of NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Rose Harvey (2nd from right) with Gala Honorary Chairs Kate Gubelmann and Dr. Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky and TOP President Sean Sawyer by Beth Schneck Photography; Olana Summer Party by Beth Schneck Photography; Mark Prezorski, Susan Babcock, and Commissioner Erik Kulleseid, NYS OPRHP by Beth Schneck Photography; Members Mimosas and Hard Hats event in the Historic Quarry photo by Olivia Waldron


*Includes contributions to TOP’s Capital Campaign

$50,000 and up

Joe Baker*

Renee and Steve Clearman*

Margaret Davidson*

The Durst Organization

Gubelmann Family Foundation

Gretchen and James Johnson

Meredith J. Kane*

Peter R. and Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation*

Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, M.D.*

Pamela and Sedgwick Ward*

Helen and Peter Warwick*

Susan Winokur and Paul Leach*

$20,000 - $49,999


Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Program*

Mary and Brad Burnham

Anne Heller and David de Weese*

Jennifer and Joseph Duke

David Forer*

Bindy and Stephen Kaye*

Robin and David Key*

Beth and Ricky Mason*

Jazz Johnson

NYS Council on the Arts

Emily Sachar *

Richard T. Sharp

Kelly Williams and Andrew Forsyth*

Karen Zukowski and David Diamond

$10,000 - $19,999

Aroha Philanthropies

Art Bridges Foundation

Margaretta Bickford

Serra and Glenn Butash

The Educational Foundation of America

Olivia J. Fussell

Kristin Gamble

Rose Harvey and Gaines


Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation*

James LaForce and Stephen Henderson

Ricky Lark, Ph.D. and Rickey Shaum*

Susan and Henry H. Livingston, III

Rick McCarthy and Jean Hamilton*

Michael and Barbara Polemis*

Robert Lehman Foundation

Susan and David Rockefeller

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Thomas A. & Georgina T. Russo*

Constance and Eric Silverman

Theodora and Albert Simons*

John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust

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Anonymous Regina Aldisert

Betsy Broun*

Christopher E. Buck and Hara Schwartz*

Columbia Memorial Health

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James A Gordon, Jr.

Erin Hawker and Jon Furay

Hawthorne Fine Art, LLC

The Henry Luce Foundation Inc.

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Lindsey Boylan and Leroy Kim

Mary and Sam Miller

Elizabeth Gosnell Miller and Richard Miller

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Sarah and Hank Slack

Barbara and Donald Tober

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Benevity Community Impact Fund

Lynn and Peter A. Bienstock

Annette and Stanley Blaugrund

Senator William Bradley

Robert A. Brooke and Sue


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Bonnie Burnham

The Caldwell Gallery

Lisa Camillieri

PJ Carlino

Blanche and Jim Christerson

Abby and Peter R. Coffin

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Community Bank*

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Catherine Del Spina and Jerry Shereshewsky

Andrew S. Dolkart

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Jane Trombley

Eileen and James Wallace, Jr.

Wheelock Whitney, III

Williams Lumber and Home Centers

H. Thomas Wilson

Mary Young

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William Abrams

Ruth Adams

Carlo Adinolfi

Rhodes Adler and Annick de Bellefeuille

Viola Ago

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Albany Public Library

William Albertson

Katheryn Allen

Karen Allen

Lynne and Armin Allen

Brooke Allen-Aaron and Peter Aaron

Frank Almquist

Cynthia B. Altman

William Ambler and Molly

Ott Ambler

Deborah and David Andersen

Judith Anderson and Jeremiah Cosgrove

Judith Anderson and Jeremiah Cosgrove

Julia Aneshansley

Carolynn F. Anklam

Nancy Arcieri

Eugene and Irene Arkimovich

Gene Aronowitz and Linda Piester

Lois and David Ashcroft

John F. Ashe

Josef Asteinza and Randall


Kevin J. Avery, Ph.D.

Deborah Bachrach

Kristin Backlund

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George and Pam Baker

Svetlana Bakina

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John and Catherine Balli

Craig Balmer

Jennifer Barak

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Michael Barberich

Joan Barker

Paul Barrett

Judy Barringer

Marcia and Douglas Bateson

Julia Kagan Baumann

Elizabeth and James Bedell

Rick and Candace Beinecke

Michael Belanger and Jeffrey


David Berliner and Betsy


Katherine B. Berry

Bethlehem Public Library

April Bielefeldt

Lawrence and Carol Biernacki

Ann and Thayer Bigelow

Matthew Bissell

Blodgett Memorial Library

Linda and Gerald Blume

Nancy Boehm

Chip and Barbara Bohl

Jennifer Carlquist

Eva Bostek-Brady

Bob Boudreau

Jeanne Bowman

Larry Bowne

Cara Boyle

Vanda Bozicevic

Marilyn Bradley

Graham Brady

Jesse Bransford and Susan Aberth

Marie-Louise Brauch

Philip Brewer

Susan Brissette

Sally R. Brody

Joseph and Sue Browdy

Matthew Brown

David Dew Bruner

Adrian Bryan-Brown and Joan Marcus

Susan and Coleman Burke

Mary Burntitus

Jack and Judy Burwell

John W. Caffry

Donna and James Campion

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Canter

Cape Ann Museum

Joshua Cappell

Philip and Miriam Carroll

John B. Carroll

John D. Carvey

Steven Casabella

Toni Marie Catucci

Donna Cavanaugh

Lawrence William Chakrin, Ph.D.

Angelyn Chandler

Chatham Public Library

Beverly and Mark Cheffo

Historic Artists Homes and Studios

Lynn Cheung and Nick Frost

Jane S. Childs

Eliza Childs and Will Melton

Blanche and Jim Christerson

Eric Widing

Mary and Ernest Chung

Glenn Church

Jacqueline and Phillip Cicione

Korey Cieslinski

Ann L. Clapper

Louise K. Clark

Sherman Clarke

Claverack Free Library & Reading Room Assoc., Inc.

Edward Cloke

Suzanne Coffey

Douglas Cohn

William and Maxine Coleman

Sue Coleman

Hayden A. Coleman and Donn-Evans Reichardt

Viven and David Collens

Alexandra Collins

Colonie Library

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Confair

Susan Conforti Neilson

Conner-Rosenkranz LLC

Ann Marie Constanza

Linda Cooper

Charles Cooper and Sambatsophean Bo

Cydney Cornell

Wendy Costa

Diana and Timothy P. Cox

Kelly O. Creaser

Nancy Crocker

Jonathan Crook

Carla Dago

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