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2017 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.

The Doverspike Family Fund (2017)

Joan C. Schmitt (2016)

The New Century Club (2017, 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

Sara Steelman

Jana Merlo

Mary Lou Zanich

Gian Pagnucci & Edel Reilly

Anonoymous Just Give Donations

Dr. Timothy Wilson

Paul & Sue Majoris

Ronald Anderson

Anonymous Donor

First Commonwealth Bank

Edna J Freedline

Terry & Donna Griffith

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Randy & Ann Jessick

Joan McCreary

Ronald Orr

Dr. Vidvuds Celtnieks

Robert & Cindy Watta

Sherene Hess

Dr. Ellen Chinn & John Southard

Dave & Liz Antolik

Bob Eddy

Chuck & Regan Houser

Ted & Sherry Kuckuck

Lloyd & Estelle Onyett

Deanne Snavely

 

Jim & Jackie Wiley

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Colonial Toyota Inc.

Fraternal Order of the Eagles

Indiana Rotary Interact Club

 

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

Diane Duntley

Larry Feldman & Margaret Simpson

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Edward & Olga Platt

Michael & Heather Pwoers

S & T Bank

William & Candice Spadafora

Richard Stewart

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

 

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

Ruiess Van Fossen Bravo

Paul & Gail McCauley

Jim & Cindy Rogers

Tom Miller

Don & Anne White

Richard & Carla Sandboothe

William Miller

Francis Fruehstorfer

George & Joan Rittenberger

Gordon Thornton

Francisco Alarcon & Lydia Rodriguez

Linda Jones

Mark & Janet Lukas

Samuel Patti

Christopher Robertshaw

Bert & Karen Ross

Jim & Poom Taylor

ClaraTrimarchi & Julia Cuccaro

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

Thomas M. Frick Insurance Agency, LLC

Greek Catholic Union -District 4

 

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

 

Carole Bush

Thomas & Sara Crumm

Ernie & Denise Dragunza

Linda Michael

Rod & Ellen Ruddock

Dr. Ann Wilmoth

Rees Derwart

Kitty Hood

Stacey Robertson

Jim & Chris Antis

Terry & Elaine Blair

Sarah Brown

Richard Cassel

David Cicola

Bill & Kate Geiger

Bruce Jenkins

Ronald & Dianne Johnson

James & Stephanie Jozefowicz

John Kilmarx

Mary Lewandowski

Cynthia Long

Richard & Joyce Magee

William & Grace Marlin

Earl & Linda Neiderhiser

Edward Smith

Sandra Whitson

Carl & Linda Steel

Scott & Debra Winters

Mark Boykiw

Ken & Sandy Carr

Jack & Susan Delaney

Tom & Lois Harris

Fred & Pat Heilman

Barbara Laughlin

Bruce & Helen Mehus

Kay Smith

Cora Spielman

Majorie Vatter

Larry & Edwina Vold

Ron & Peggy Waters

 

BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS

American Legion Home Association

Indiana Insurance

 

The Literary League  ($100 - $150)

Mary Jo Bowes

Charlie & Gina Venturella

United Way of Indiana County

David & Peggy Akers

American Legion Auxillary Unit 141

Paul & Jean Ballas

Steve & Joy Behr

Paul & Linda Ben-Zvi

David & Patricia Bidwell

James Boatman

Jeannie Broskey

James Carino

Charles & Donna Cashdollar

Nancy Clawson

Kenneth & Priscilla Coles

Terrence Lee Corgnati

Jeanne Creps

Creps United Publications, LP

LTC Gregory Davis

Patricia Decker

Steve & Crystal Deemer

Delany & Fritz, P.C.

Rosalind Dibiasi

James & Susan Dickson

Bill & Pat Detrich

Russell & Kathleen Drozdiak

Kim Dubinsky

Deborah Dudt

Don & Melissa Dunlap

Kirk & Emily DuPlessis

Margaret Eyer

Frank Kinter Jr., CLU, ChFC

Friends of Dave Reed

Walter & Eleanor Gallati

Joe & Nancy Geary

Robert Gendron

Bob & Acey Gongaware

Kathleen Gutierrez

Paul & Robin Haines

Elaine Holmes

Indiana First Bank

John A. Hanna

Arlene Jones

Alex & Rosemary Juhasz

Georgann Kachur

Donald & Rebecca Kaskan

Thomas & Cathy Kitchen

Juliann Knox

Joseph & Susan Kovaleski

Charles & Dolores Kravetsky

Barbara Kuntz

Bob & Kathy Lambert

Peggy Lepley-Hermann

Lon & Karen Lowman

James & Sandra Manclark

Skip McGreevy

Kevin McKee

Sylvia Mileff

Norman & Mildred Miller

Kathy Olsen

Bev Painter

Dorothy Palmer

Geoffrey Pazderm

Andy & Lindsey Penezic

Charles & Loiuse Peterman

John Petrosky

Lizanne Porter

Gerry & Karen Ready

Bill & Leslie Rettig

Ruth Riesenman

Ronald C McCrory, CPA, LLC

Kevin & Corine Schrecengost

Samual & Celinda Scott

William & Patricia Simmons

Pauline Simms

John Sutton

David & Jeanne Sparks

William & Barbara Srsic

Alexandra Steenbergen & Brad Rives

Ken & Linda Stewart

Larry & Susan Stewart

Augusta & Irene Syty

Richard & Kay Thorell

Dan & Sandy Trimble

Shari Trinkley

Larry & Jeanette Turton

Shafic & Marie Twal

Keiko Varughese

Connie Vetter

Cheryl Wegener

Andrew & Susan Welsh

Angela Whited

William G. Mechling Insurance Agency

Kenneth & Jean Wilson

Arnold & Rita Wolfe

Ellen Yerger