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2016 Partners in Success

In recognition of our donors whose gifts make it possible for our community to share in the benefits of a free, public library.

“Everything you need for [a] better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.” Henri Amiel

 

The Alexandria Society

($5,000 +)

 

The Library of Alexandria, Egypt, was constructed in the 3rd century BC. The Library’s vast holdings of papyrus scrolls made it one of the largest and most significant libraries in the ancient world. Much of the library’s storehouse of knowledge was destroyed by fires set by Roman invaders.

Joan C. Schmitt (2016)

The New Century Club (2016, 2014, 2012)

First Commonwealth Bank (2015, 2011)

Fraternal Order of Eagles (2012)

RSM Company (2009)

Donald C. Hogan (2008)

Flower Gallery (2008)

 

The Carnegie Society

($1,000 -- $4,999)Andrew Carnegie was one of the most famous American industrialists of the late 19th century. A Scottish émigré, he settled in Pittsburgh where he eventually focused on steelmaking. In 1901 he sold his mills that were combined with others to form U.S. Steel. Carnegie devoted much of his fortune to philanthropy including the establishment of almost 1,700 free public libraries in the United States. Carnegie believed that, “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people.”

 

COMMUNITY DONORS

Mike & Rebecca Driscoll

Terry & Donna Griffith

Randy & Ann Jesick

Jana Merlo

Fred & Ellen Musser

Scott & Kathy Oberdick

Ronald Orr

Sara Steelman

Timothy Wilson

Mary Lou Zanich

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Indiana Moose Lodge 174

 

The Franklin Library Company

($500 -- $999)

 

Benjamin Franklin was a printer, statesman, and scientist. He also formed the first lending library in the United States in 1731. Subscribers to the Library Company of Philadelphia each contributed money to purchase books that they then could share among themselves. Books were rare and expensive, and such sharing expanded access to more books than an individual could afford. This system later evolved into the free public libraries we know today.

 

 

COMMUNITY DONORS

Ron Anderson

Dave & Liz Antolik

Vidvuds Celtnieks

John Southard & Ellen Chinn

Larry Feldman & Margaret Stempien

Francis T. Fruehstorfer

Chuck & Regan Houser

Lloyd & Estelle Onyett

Ed & Olga Platt

Deanne Snavely

Cora & Christine Spielman

Richard Stewart

Robert & Cindy Watta

Jim & Jackie Wiley

Ray & Mindy Wygonik

Wayne & Nancy Yost

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

S & T Bank/Trust

 

The Dewey Book Club

($300 -- $499)

Melvil Dewey was influential in the development of American libraries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best known for his work on a system for classifying books that would make it easy to organize and find those books on library shelves. The Dewey Decimal System was copyrighted in 1876 and is still used as a way of organizing books by knowledge area. Dewey was also a founder of the American Library Association.

 

COMMUNITY DONORS

Francisco Alarcon & Lydia Rodriguez

Michael Colella

Tom & Sara Crumm

Don & Janet Daugherty

Jack & Susan Delaney

Bob Derry

Jim & Sue Dickson

Bill & Kate Geiger

Michael & Kitty Hood

Linda Jones

Jim & Stephanie Jozefowicz

Ted & Sherry Kuckuck

Barry & Lyn Little

Cynthia Long

Richard & Joyce Magee

Gian Pagnucci & Edel Reilly

George & Joan Rittenberger

Christopher Robertshaw

James & Poom Taylor

Ken & Jean Wilson

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Western PA Chapter of the APA

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Greek Catholic Union -District 4

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana

 

The Mary E. Ahern Club

 ($150 -- $299)

Mary Eileen Ahern is considered a leading figure in the modern library movement. She was an active organizer of libraries and focused especially on small rural libraries. Ahern edited a journal, Public Libraries, that provided information and advice for new librarians. She was a strong advocate for the role of libraries in educating the public arguing that the public library “is the broadest of teachers, one may almost say the only free teacher….it is the only real people’s college.”

 

COMMUNITY DONORS

Nelson & Dolores Bormann

Mary Jo Bowes

Marcy Colkitt

John & Julia Cuccaro

Rees Derwart

Duane Dill

Russell & Kathleen Drozdiak

Beverly Fazio Jr.

Leland & Cathy Gelnett

Mary Guthrie

Sherene Hess

Ron & Dianne Johnson

Thomas A. Kauffman

John Kilmarx

Thomas & Cathy Kitchen

Nicholas & Jane Kolb

Charles & Dolores Kravetsky

James & Laurie Lafontaine

Mary Lewandowski

Douglas Lockard

Mark & Janet Lukacs

Bill & Grace Marlin

Paul & Gail McCauley

Bill & Arlen Miller

Ronald & Cookie Moretti

Tony & Barbara Nania

Earl & Linda Neiderhiser

Samuel Patti

Charles & A. Louise Peterman

Ben & Mary Ann Rafoth

Bill & Leslie Rettig

Ruth Riesenman

Stacey Robertson

Bruce & Christine Rothschild

Minerva Russell

Richard & Carla Sandbothe

William & Patti Sands

Frank & Barbara Sebastian

William & Patricia Simmons

Pauline Simms

Edward Smith

William & Candice Spadafora

Gordon Thornton

Ruiess Van Fossen Bravo

Don & Anne White

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

American Endowment Foundation

Gatti Pharmacy

Nap's Cucina Mia

Rose Street Financial Services LLC

Indiana First Bank

KITS Brokerage Inc.

The Coventry Inn

 

 - Loyalty Donors have made a donation in each of the last five years.