Thank you donors!

For our 2021 Capital Campaign Donors List, click here


Donors who have generously given $500 or more


Cory Bennett

Martin Birnbach

Craig Chatterton

Bruce and Diane Cotter

Deluxe Foods of Aptos, Inc

Victoria Erickson

Anna Hall

Bill Haerle and Susan Bradshaw

Anna and Caitlin Hall

Glenda Hill

Alan Hiromura and Candace Waage

Carolyn Hyatt 

In Memory of Bettie J. Hurd

Barbara Kaiser

Janna and Kurt Smith Lang

Tom Lehrer

Lynn Marcus-Wyner and  Ian Hardcastle

Linda and Dave Murphy

New Leaf Community Markets

William and Elizabeth Nowicki

Janis O’Driscoll

Anne Olso n

Andrew and Alexis Ow

Gene Salamin

Santa Cruz Grocery Outlet

Schlegel Living Trust

Susan Struck in Honor of Virginia Henry

Michele and Howard Tsuchiya

Valley Women’s Club

Sean Wharton

Wild Roots


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

Brigid Nicholson and Ron Gosswiller

Kathleen Olsen

Bruce Reiss

Jane Ryan

Sandy Sill and Peter Tyzack

Jeanne and Richard Smith

Fred Tejada

Victor Willis

Sarahjoy Zell



Karen Aaker

Rosemary Abell

Karen Ackland and Larry Korbus Giving Fund

Laura Albrecht

Debra Alexander and Alex Morgan

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

Barbara Boone

Jeanne and Wayne Boss

Bert Brooke

Natascha Bruckner

David Brundage

Rossana Bruni

Richard and Kathleen Buddington

Vicki Burke 

Rob and Colleen Butterfield

Susan Cabrera

Peter and Meg Campbell

Nancy Campeau

Alison K. Carrillo

Cathy Cavanaugh

Brian Cayton

Carolyn Christian

Julie Cox in Honor of Patricia Wynne

Lin Colavin Giving Account

Diane Crawford

Mary Crouser

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

Rebecca Davis and Jacques Ferare

Carolyn Folmar

The Dixie and Anne Friscia Fund in Memory of Dixie Banks

Brian T Frus

Ofelia Garcia

Jennifer Ura Gavin

Nancy Gere

Margaret Gorman

Geraldine Jeri Green

Mary Lou Green

Anne Guerrero

Gamilla Gutman

Karen Holl and Michael Loik

Mr. and Mrs. William Harmon, Jr.

Wade and Glenda Hastings

Karen Hellgren-Allen

Barbara and William Hendricks

Marla Henry

Ethel Herring

Kirsten Hill

Madeline Hnatowich-Dean

Patricia Hnatowich-Dean

Don Lane and Mary Howe

Barbara and Stephen Jackel 

Shirley and Marty Jackson

Rose Jacobs

Barbara Jirsa

Gertie Johnson

Dennis and Marilyn Kanemura

Susan and John Kent

Audrey Kim

Sue Kirkpatrick

Marie Knapp

Rosamaria Kosaka

Linda Koval

Toby and Julie Kraft

Judith Krieger

Alexis Krostue

Karen Kurokawa

Paula and Dave Kuty

Todd and Betty La Porte

Bob and Susie Land

Marian Langdon

Terri Lankford

Elizabeth Large in Memory of Marilyn Ginsberg

Lesley Lathrop

Sandra and John Laue

Laura’s Giving Fund

Speed and Connie Leas

Sylvia Lee

Mary Ann Leer

Thomas and Sandra Lehmkuhl

Janet and Jimmy Leon

Sharon Leonard

Steve Leonard

Jennifer and Rolf Lingens

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 Maxwell

Sharon and Don Maxwell In Memory of Jim Borkowski

Craig McCroskey

Geri McGillicuddy

Rachel McKay

Michael and Michele McKee

Joan McLeod-Mertz

Trent McNair

Nancy McNulty

Bruce and Mary McPherson

Mary Michael McTeague

Nicholas Meier

Nancy Merritt

The Ethan and Lisa Miller Family Fund

Susan Miner

Nana Montgomery-Bracht

Ellen Murphy in Honor of the Dickson Family

Sean Murray in Honor of Capitola Library Staff

Patricia and Bob Namba

Nancy Neal

Valerie Nelson

Kathy and Bill Normandin

Janis O’Driscoll in Honor of Martín Gómez’s Birthday

Maureen O’Connell in Memory of Timothy O’Connell

Kathleen and Ken O`Hearn Horwege

Sandra O’Leary

Penny O’Reilly

Kari Olsen

Julie Olsen Edwards in Honor of Ofelia Garcia

Kathleen Olsen

Judith Orasanu-Engel

Earleen Overend

Harold Paiva

Vanda Pandhumsoporn

Caprice Potter

Diane Prucher

Nancy Purvis

Janet Reed

Jeff and Sarah Reed

Lester Reichek

George and Mary Reynolds

Barbara Rhodes

Sandra Rice

Alice Rink

Jillian Ritter

Robinson Family Trust

Jim Rolens

James Rollins

Eleanor Rosenast

Doris and John Russell

Jane Ryan

Robin Salsburg

Michael and Delora Sampson in Honor of Shirley Ginzburg

Peter and Sandra Sanford

Martha Seaver and Scott Walecka

Jeanna and Wayne Shada

Joyce Shimizu

Jamie and Shane Shook

Cumba Siegler

Marion Silverbear

Jeanne and Richard Smith

Kate Snow in Memory of Walter Paul Tischer

Dolores Speidel

Vivian and Michael St. Shepard

John Staples

Evelyn Stein

Annette Steiner

Julie Stiller

Michael Stobbe

Siegfried Storz

Lida and Michael Strong

Desiree Stuart-Alexander

Eileen ​​Sunzeri

Peter Szydlowski

Barbara Thomas

Susan Thomas

Lisa and Gordon Thygeson

Fred and Jan Tomlinson

Billie Trawle

Doug Urbanus

Lee and Mary Vaage

Melisa and Dean Walker

Candace Walker

Ronald and Linda Weaver

Lucas and Sadie Willey

Steve Willeke

Liz and John Wesolowski

Emily Wughalter

Darrell and Sue Yeaney


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