This list is updated every month.


Donors who have generously given $500 or more


Betty Leonard Estate

Cory Bennett

Martin Birnbach

Craig Chatterton

Sarah Clark

Community Printers

Pete Cullen

Deluxe Foods of Aptos, Inc

Patrick and Martha Dexter in Honor of Carolyn Miller

Distinct Property Management

The Engfer Family

Victoria Erickson

Erik’s Delicafe

Gale Farthing and Jim Bourne in Memory of Merritt Taylor and Emily Galli

Allen and Shirley Ginzburg in Memory of Louis Sapiro

Martín and Virtudes Gómez in Memory of Eleanor Torres Gómez Valdespino

Bill Haerle

Anna and Caitlin Hall

Glenda Hill

Alan Hiromura and Candace Waage

Michael and Linda Hopper

Birdie Hunter and Donna Meyers

Birdie Hunter and Donna Meyers in Memory of Allison Endert

Carolyn Hyatt 

In Memory of Bettie J. Hurd

Cindy Jackson

Barbara Kaiser

Janna and Kurt Smith Lang

Tom Lehrer

Lynn Marcus-Wyner and Ian Hardcastle

Cynthia and Bill Mathews

Lynn McNussen in Memory of Brian McNussen

Jim and Michele Mosher

Virginia Morris

Donna Mosich and Ben Elizer

New Leaf Community Markets

Jim and Christina Martin

William and Elizabeth Nowicki

Janis O’Driscoll

Anne Olsen

Debby Peronto in Memory of Joanne Peronto, who loved libraries and gardens

Jodi Pratt in Memory of Wil and Jeanne Graber

Deb Tracy-Proulx and Tim Proulx

Ryan St. Clair

Gene Salamin

Santa Cruz Grocery Outlet

Schlegel Living Trust

Susan Struck in Honor of Virginia Henry

Eric Thorne

Michele and Howard Tsuchiya

Valley Women’s Club

Sean Wharton

Corinne and Todd Wipke

Tricia Wynne

Sustaining DONORS

Donors with a monthly, recurring gift


Barbara Boone

Cory Bennett

Charles Bracher

Rossana Bruni

Julia Chiapella and Eric Zigman

Sandra Cohen

Bruce and Diane Cotter

Shan Crockett

Lisa Ellis

Rosamaria Kosaka

Cindy Margolin and Mike Bentzen

Geri McGillicuddy

Shirley Mooers

New Leaf Community Markets

Brigid Nicholson  and Ron Gosswiller

Kathleen Olsen

Bruce Reiss

Jane Ryan

Sandy Sill and Peter Tyzack

Jeanne Smith

Chelsey and Adam Souza 

Godfredo Tejada

Victor Willis

Sarahjoy Zell



Karen Aaker

Rosemary Abell

Laura Albrecht

Denise Allen

Leslie and Richard Andrews

Yong Bai

Camillle Ball

Tandy Beal and Jonathan Scoville

Mark Bernhard

Nora Bianchi

Jane Blackman

Judie Block in Honor of Lynette Clark

Christine Bloome

Jeanne and Wayne Boss

David and Marion Brodkey

Bert Brooke

Natascha Bruckner

David Brundage

Richard and Kathleen Buddington

Vicki Burke 

Susan Cabrera

Peter and Meg Campbell

Nancy Campeau

Cathy Cavanaugh

Brian Cayton

Carolyn Christian

The Dixie and Anne Friscia Fund in Memory of Dixie Banks

Julie Cox in Honor of Patricia Wynne

Diane Crawford

Kathryn Crowe

Nicolette Czarrunchick

Nancy Degnan

John and Lisa Detke

Joe and Carolyn Dickinson

Pamela Downing

Yolanda Dybdahl

Charlene and Fred Ebey

Cathleen and Terry Eckhardt

Susan Enelow

Sandra Farrell

Jacques Ferare

Carolyn Folmar

Brian T Frus

Ofelia Garcia

Jennifer Ura Gavin

Geraldine Jeri Green

Mary Lou Green

Anne Guerrero

Gamilla Gutman

Wade and Glenda Hastings

Karen Hellgren-Allen

Barbara and William Hendricks

Ethel Herring

Madeline Hnatowich-Dean

Patricia Hnatowich-Dean

Robin and Larry Holland

Barbara and Stephen Jackel 

Shirley and Marty Jackson

Rose Jacobs

Barbara Jirsa

Gertie Johnson

Susan and John Kent

Audrey Kim

Marie Knapp

Nancy Knudegard and Renwick Curry

Xiaoxiao Kong

Linda Koval

Toby and Julie Kraft

Darby Kremers

Judith Krieger

Karen Kurokawa

Dianne La Rue

Bon and Susie Land

Elizabeth Large in Memory of Marilyn Ginsberg

Speed and Connie Leas

Sylvia Lee

Thomas and Sandra Lehmkuhl

Janet Leon

Sharon Leonard

Jennifer and Rolf Lingens

Mary Long

Dr. Kathleen Loughlin

Judy Low

Ken and Nancy Macy

Jennifer and James Maguire

In Memory of Summer Reading Fun ~ Marji and Ben

Geraldine Martin

Jim and Christina Martin

Lilian Masters

Christine Mathieu

Sharon and Don Maxwell In Memory of Jim Borkowski

Craig McCroskey

Rachel McKay

Michael and Michele McKee

The Ethan and Lisa Miller Family Fund

John and Katherine McKeon

Joan McLeod-Mertz

Trent McNair

Nancy McNulty

Bruce and Mary McPherson

Mary Michael McTeague

Nicholas Meier

Nancy Merritt

Eileen Miller

Susan Miner

Nana Montgomery-Bracht

Gail Mowatt

Linda and Dave Murphy

Patricia and Bob Namba

Valerie Nelson

Kathy and Bill Normandin

Maureen O’Connell

Kathleen and Ken O`Hearn Horwege

Sandra O’Leary

Penny O’Reilly

Kari Olsen

Julie Olsen Edwards in Honor of Ofelia Garcia

Judith Orasanu-Engel

Earleen Overend

Vanda Pandhumsoporn

Christine Pavan

Harold Paiva

Caprice Potter

Diane Prucher

Nancy Purvis

Janet Reed

Jeff and Sarah Reed

Lester Reichek

George and Mary Reynolds

Barbara Rhodes

Julia Ribeiro

Sandra Rice

Alice Rink

Jim Rolens

Eleanor Rosenast

Alice Russell

Robin Salsburg

Peter and Sandra Sanford

Rebekah Scott

Jeanna and Wayne Shada

Joyce Shimizu

Jamie and Shane Shook

Cumba Siegler

Kate Snow in Memory of Walter Paul Tischer

Dolores Speidel

Vivian and Michael St. Shepard

Marion Silverbear

John Staples

Robert Steffen

Evelyn Stein

Annette Steiner

Julie Stiller

Michael Stobbe

Siegfried Storz

Lida and Michael Strong

Eileen ​​Sunzeri

Peter Szydlowski

Barbara Thomas

Susan Thomas

Lisa and Gordon Thygeson

Susana and Rex Traber

Billie Trawle

Doug Urbanus

Lee and Mary Vaage

Melisa and Dean Walker

Candace Walker

Denise Ward

Lucas and Sadie Willey

Marc Winquist

Emily Wughalter

Darrell and Sue Yeaney

Kathy Zappa


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