Thank you donors!

For our 2021 Capital Campaign Donors List, click here


Donors who have generously given $500 or more


Cory Bennett

Martin Birnbach

Christine Bunting and Richard Wohlfeiler

Craig Chatterton

Deluxe Foods of Aptos, Inc

Victoria Erickson

Jon and Abbey Francisco

Anna Hall

Karen Grobe and David Heintz

Bill Haerle

Anna and Caitlin Hall

Connie Hendry

Glenda Hill

Alan Hiromura and Candace Waage

Michael and Linda Hopper

Carolyn Hyatt 

In Memory of Bettie J. Hurd

Cindy Jackson

Barbara Kaiser

Karen Lambert and Clay Madden

Janna and Kurt Smith Lang

Tom Lehrer

Lynn Marcus-Wyner and  Ian Hardcastle

Lynn McNussen in Memory of Brian McNussen

Linda and Dave Murphy

New Leaf Community Markets

William and Elizabeth Nowicki

Janis O’Driscoll

Anne Olsen

Andrew and Alexis Ow

Jodi Pratt in Memory of Wil and Jeanne Graber

Cory Ray and Craig Rowland

Phyllis Rosenblum

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


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

Godfredo Tejada

Victor Willis

Sarahjoy Zell



Karen Aaker

Rosemary Abell

Nancy Abrams

Laura Albrecht

Denise Allen

Leslie and Richard Andrews

Yong Bai

Donna Baldini

Camillle Ball

Charles Barnes

Sharon Barrett

Tandy Beal and Jonathan Scoville

Mark Bernhard

Christi J Berger in Memory of Anita Berger

Kaye Beth

Nora Bianchi

Jane Blackman

Judie Block in Honor of Lynette Clark

Christine Bloome

Barbara Boone

Jeanne and Wayne Boss

Emma Jean and Barry Bowman

David and Marion Brodkey

Steven Brodsky

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

Cathy Cavanaugh

Brian Cayton

Ann Chapin

Carolyn Christian

Mary Lois and Lynn Comeskey

Cynthia Copple

Julie Cox in Honor of Patricia Wynne

Barbara Coy-Bulicz

Diane Crawford

Kathryn Crowe

Nicolette Czarrunchick

Eric Decker in Memory of Morgan Decker-Stone

Nancy Degnan

John and Lisa Detke

Joe and Carolyn Dickinson

Pamela Downing

Yolanda Dybdahl

Charlene and Fred Ebey

Cathleen and Terry Eckhardt

Eve Eden

Susan Enelow

Jack Farr

Matt Farrell

Sandra Farrell

Rebecca Davis and Jacques Ferare

Jean Fetler 

Carolyn Folmar

The Dixie and Anne Friscia Fund in Memory of Dixie Banks

Brian T Frus

Constance Gabriel

Ofelia Garcia

Jennifer Ura Gavin

Sally Gaynor

Nancy Gere

Geraldine Jeri Green

Mary Lou Green

Anne Guerrero

Gamilla Gutman

Wade and Glenda Hastings

Karen Hellgren-Allen

Barbara and William Hendricks

Marla Henry

Ethel Herring

Madeline Hnatowich-Dean

Patricia Hnatowich-Dean

Robin and Larry Holland

Don Lane and Mary Howe

Barbara and Stephen Jackel 

Shirley and Marty Jackson

Rose Jacobs

Barbara Jirsa

Gertie Johnson

Dennis and Marilyn Kanemura

Karon Properties

Susan and John Kent

Audrey Kim

Sue Kirkpatrick

Helen and Gary Klee

David and Sharon Kluger

Marie Knapp

Nancy Knudegard and Renwick Curry

Alice Kollman

Xiaoxiao Kong

Rosamaria Kosaka

Linda Koval

Toby and Julie Kraft

Darby Kremers

Judith Krieger

Alexis Krostue

Karen Kurokawa

Paula and Dave Kuty

Dianne La Rue

Bon and Susie Land

Elizabeth Large in Memory of Marilyn Ginsberg

Sandra and John Laue

Speed and Connie Leas

Sylvia Lee

Thomas and Sandra Lehmkuhl

Janet and Jimmy Leon

Sharon Leonard

Steve Leonard

Jennifer and Rolf Lingens

Mary Long

Dr. Kathleen Loughlin

Judy Low

Sheilah and John Lynch

Ken and Nancy Macy

Jennifer and James Maguire

In Memory of Summer Reading Fun ~ Marji and Ben

Geraldine Martin

Jim and Christina Martin

Joan Gilbert Martin

John and Dorene Masterman

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

John and Katherine McKeon

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

Kate Minott

Marlene Mirassou and Steve Houlihan

Bruce Mitchell

Don and Carol Monkerud

Nana Montgomery-Bracht

Ken Moonie

Gail Mowatt

Linda and Dave Murphy

Patricia and Bob Namba

Valerie Nelson

Beverley and Craig Norleen

Kathy and Bill Normandin

Janis O’Driscoll in Honor of Martin Gomez’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

The Patten/Astone Family Trust

Christine Pavan

Sarah and Marv Peterson in Memory of Claire Elise Frankel

Douglas and Jill Plante

Robin and Rick Polse

Caprice Potter

Calvin and Sharon Potter

Diane Prucher

Nancy Purvis

Ellen Reay

Janet Reed

Jeff and Sarah Reed

Lester Reichek

George and Mary Reynolds

Barbara Rhodes

Julia Ribeiro

Sandra Rice

Alice Rink

Robinson Family Trust

Jim Rolens

Eleanor Rosenast

Dorothy Ruby

John and Enid Rusev

Alice Russell

Jane Ryan

Robin Salsburg

Peter and Sandra Sanford

Martha Seaver

Jeanna and Wayne Shada

Joyce Shimizu

Jamie and Shane Shook

Cumba Siegler

Gary Silberstein and Joan DeNeffe in Honor of Nora Brink

Marion Silverbear

Kate Snow in Memory of Walter Paul Tischer

David A South MD

Dolores Speidel

Vivian and Michael St. Shepard

John Staples

Robert Steffen

Evelyn Stein

Annette Steiner

Julie Stiller

Michael Stobbe

Siegfried Storz

Lida and Michael Strong

Jim Sullivan

Eileen ​​Sunzeri

Peter Szydlowski

Lysa Tabachnick

Barbara Thomas

Donna and Peter 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

Steve Willeke

Marc Winquist

P.J. Wright

Emily Wughalter

Judith Wylie

Darrell and Sue Yeaney

Kathy Zappa

Ann and Dave Zweig

Brian and Carol Zwetzig


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