We Open Doors

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation supports the Santa Barbara Public Library by funding large-scale initiatives.
We are so thankful to all of our Michael Towbes Library Plaza donors and invite you to see our extraordinary list of supporters!

COURTESY OF CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

Leadership Gifts (100,000+) City of Santa Barbara, Mercedes Millington and Jack C. Mithun, Manitou Fund- In Memory of Marjorie Reeds McNeely, Nora McNeely Hurley and Michael Hurley, Emily and Dan Engel   Michael Towbes Library Plaza (100,000 +) Anne Smith Towbes, Carrie Towbes and John Lewis, The Ann Jackson Family Foundation, Meg and Dan Burnham, Zora and Les Charles, Ginni Dreier, Stina Hans, Hutton Parker Foundation, Chana and Jim Jackson, Montecito Bank & Trust, Mosher Foundation, Alicia Miñana and Rob Lovelace, Zegar Family Foundation    Woodward Grove Donor Wall ($10,000+) Melora and Andrew Balson, Susan Bogue Myslik, Zora and Les Charles, Kirby-Jones Foundation, Ed McKinley and Kath Lavidge, Susan and Claude Case, Sarah and Peter de Tagyos, Christie and John Glanville, Jackie Inskeep, Anne, John, and Seth Woodward, Friends of Barbara Hauter Woodward, Barbara Hauter Woodward   Major Gifts ($25,000- $50,000) Anna and Nathan Alldredge, Dylanian II Charitable Fund, Friends of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, GA Fowler Family Foundation, Anna and David Grotenhuis, Anne and Randall Howard, Herbert and Elaine Kendall Charitable Foundation, Santa Barbara Beautiful, Walter J & Holly O Thomson Charitable Foundation, Leslie and Bob Zemeckis    Major Gifts ($10,000- $24,999) Tracy and Michael Bollag, Carol and Alan Brumberger, B&B Foundation, Marni and Michael Cooney, Marcia and Jamie Constance, Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library, Eric Friedman and Julie Nguyen-Friedman, Janet Garufis, Susan and Gary Gulbransen, Milt and Cecia Hess, The La Centra-Sumerlin Foundation, Linda Lorenzen, Dr. Bruce and Kay McFadden, Carolyn and Arthur Merovick, Natalie Orfalea Foundation, Michele Neely Saltoun, Outhwaite Foundation, Patty Palmer, Stephanie and Tres Riordan, Ellen Robinson, John and Mary Romo, Peter Schuyler and Lisa Stratton, Schlinger Family Foundation, Volentine Foundation   Community Gifts ($5,000-$9,999) Jane and Kenneth Anderson, Patricia Aoyama and Chris Kleveland, Gwen and Henry Baker, Joan Davidson, Robert and Christine Emmons, Audrey Hillman Fisher, Brooks and Kate Firestone, Dr. Cami Ferris-Wong, Judith Little, Siri and Bob Marshall, Roy Martinez and Toni McDonald, Gretchen and Marshall Milligan, Rosemary and Nicholas Mutton, Chapin Nolen, Claire and Gerald Parent, Maryan Schall, Marianne Sprague, Diane Sullivan, Lynda Weinman, Joan and Steve Young   Community Gifts to the Woodward Grove ($5,000-$9,999) Charlotte and David Ackert   Community Gifts (Up to$5,000) Arcadia Studios, Mara Abboud, Mark Asman and William Wood, Marsha and Stephen Barr, Carol and Bob Bason, June Belletto de Pujo, Steve and Marianne Blitsch, Mitsy Bordofsky, Elizabeth Bowman, David J Broad, Lynn and Chris Brown, Mary L Brown, Mary and Jeremy Carroll, Joanie Chackel, Eloise and Chuck Cohen, Susan Patty Cronin, Dena Davis, Florence C. Dillon, Leslie Dinaberg, Diane and Ralph Engel, Steve Fort, Richard Flacks, Dianne Flanigan, Karen Feeney, Pat and Bob Fulmer, Richard and Irene Fulton, John C Gough, Thuy Greer, Karin Grundy, Sharon Hoshida, Heidi Jones, Temmo Korisheli, Puck and Jim Lohnas, Edward MacAllister, Irene Macias, Elaine Mah Best, John P. Margolis, AIA, Brooke McDermott, John Mosby, Gary O’Hea, Jann Olsen, James and Colette Phillippi, Josh and Alix Rabinowitz, Janice Riviera, Karen M Riviera, Keith Riviera, Marge Romano, Tim Romano, Justine Roddick, Nancy Schlosser, Leslie Meadowcoft Schipper and Frank Schipper, Jennifer and Jeremy Stein, Wayne Stelly, Colleen and Jim Sterne, Martha and Tim Townsend, Joanne Vasquez, Watling Foundation, John Wilhelm, William P. Neil Foundation, Douglas Lee Wilson, Lisa and David Wolf, Helen Sun Wong, Gina and Alex R Zeigler   Community Gifts to the Woodward Grove (Up to $5,000) Anonymous, Nan and John Bedford, Lalla and Rinaldo Brutoco, Valerie Cavanaugh and William Kerstetter, Norris and Barry Goss, Barbara L. Hoyt and Pierce B. Dunn, Theodora and Roger Lenard, DeDe and Don Parrett, Robin Riblet, Susan and Tom Richards, Sandy Schoolfield and John Kechejian, Donna and Mutsuo Shinoda, Sally and Jay Smith, Raissa Smorol, Sally and Peter Tannenbaum, Holiday and Richard Vaill, Patricia Watkins, Judy Weirick, Kathy and Bob Wenger, Parmele and Frank Williams   Michael Towbes Library Plaza Nonprofit Supporters Alpha Resource Center, Breast Cancer Resource Center, California Missions Foundation, CASA of Ventura County, CAMA - Community Arts Music Association, CALM, CommUnify, Congregation B'nai B'rith, Crane Country Day School, Domestic Violence Solutions, Easy Lift Transportation, Elings Park Foundation, Explore Ecology, Elverhøj Museum of History and Art, Food Bank of Santa Barbara County, Food From the Heart, Fielding Graduate University, Friends of the Eastside Library, Ganna Walska Lotusland, Girls Inc Santa Barbrara, The Granada Theatre, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County, Hillside House, Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County, Inc., Isla Vista Youth Projects, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara, Momentum WORK Inc., Music Academy of the West, NAWBO Santa Barbara (or National Association of Women Business Owners - Santa Barbara Chapter) Old Mission Santa Barbara, Organic Soup Kitchen, Pacific Pride Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, Santa Barbara City College Foundation, Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society, Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels, Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara Police Activities League, Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, SEE International, Solvang Senior Center, Storyteller Children's Center, Transition House, United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, Women’s Economic Ventures

Current Projects

The Foundation funds vital renovation projects at the Central Library, including the Plaza Project, Teen Center, and a refurbished Second Floor Patio.

The Endowment

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation funds the Children’s Library Endowment, allowing the library to run over 200 outreach programs each month.

Our Community

Our public libraries are vital community centers in times of disaster. The Foundation supports the Library’s relief efforts with critical funding.

Current Projects

The Foundation funds vital renovation projects at the Central Library, including the Plaza Project, Teen Center, and a refurbished Second Floor Patio.

The Endowment

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation funds the Children’s Library Endowment, allowing the library to run over 200 outreach programs each month.

Our Community

Our public libraries are vital community centers in times of disaster. The Foundation supports the Library’s relief efforts with critical funding.

The Santa Barbara
Children’s Library

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation raised over $4.6 million dollars to build a new Children’s Library and to create a supporting endowment at the Central Library.

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30,000

The number of children served by library outreach programs annually.

200

The number of monthly outreach initiatives made possible by the Foundation’s endowment support.

207,000

Children’s books checked out annually at the new Children’s Library.

COURTESY OF CITY OF SANTA BARBARA

We Open Doors

Help the Foundation fund large-scale initiatives for the Library.
Send us a message to learn more about the Foundation and how we are building a 21st-century library.

Our Mission

The Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation supports the Santa Barbara Public Library by funding large-scale initiatives.

You Open Doors to new possibilities for our Santa Barbara Public Library.

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Alan Brumberger is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Brumberger was the Chief Executive Officer and General Securities Principal for Emerald Point Capital, LLC., a FINRA Registered Broker Dealer in New York. He has held numerous leadership positions and Board memberships in various philanthropic organizations and investment banking firms including President and CEO of Shearson American Express International Limited, the firm's international investment banking arm in London. He is excited to do his part to help the Santa Barbara Public Library continue and build upon its remarkable record of being a fundamental community resource in broadening our citizens’ literacy.