Our Supporters

Today’s generous supporters open doors to benefit next-century learners.

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, companies, and foundations whose generous gifts elevate our Santa Barbara Public Library.

A special thanks to our Children’s Library Campaign donors that enabled the creation of the new Children’s Library and the supporting endowment.

SB Reads 2019 Donors

Champion of SB Reads

  • The Cheeryble Foundation
  • The John C. Mithun Foundation

Sustainer of SB Reads

  • Ann Jackson Family Foundation
  • La Arcada

Benefactor of SB Reads

  • Ambrecht & McDermott LLP
  • City National Bank
  • Emily and Dan Engel
  • Montecito Bank & Trust

Patron of SB Reads

  • Ann Frank
  • Anne and Randy Howard
  • Carol and Alan Brumberger
  • Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library
  • Julianne and Karl Willig
  • Lynda Weinman
  • Roy Martinez
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
  • Stephanie Riordan
  • Susan and Claude Case
  • The Towbes Group
  • Zoom

Partner of SB Reads

  • Cooley
  • Chana and Jim Jackson
  • Dianne and Rob Duva
  • Linda Lorenzen
  • Milton Hess
  • Pat and Bob Fulmer
  • Type A Creative

Supporter of SB Reads

  • Barbara A. Clark
  • Cami Ferris-Wong
  • Carol and Bob Bason
  • Carolyn and Art Merovick
  • Colleen and Jim Sterne
  • Elizabeth Bowman
  • Evelyn Jacob and Mindy Rosenblatt
  • Jonathan Glasoe
  • Karen and J. Carl Peus
  • Kim and Donny Lieberman
  • Linda Love
  • Lois Capps
  • Marilyn Gilbert
  • Mark Asman
  • Mark Cardona
  • Marsha and Steve Barr
  • Marty and Joe Blum
  • Mary Anne Froley
  • Mary Anne Marsch
  • Mary Ellen Wylie
  • Mary Kuntsal
  • Ronald Mathews
  • Ruth Kyes
  • Sallie Watling Coughlin
  • Sally and Tom Reeder
  • Sarah-Sue Wadell
  • Sharon Hoshida
  • Sophia Matsushita
  • Stephen Singleton and Chris Teasley
  • Susan Bower

Children’s Library Donors


  • City of Santa Barbara


  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous Bequest
  • Eralda Kogan
  • Fenton Davison Trust
  • Peggy Maximus Trust
  • The Ann Jackson Family Foundation
  • Anne and Michael Towbes
  • Yardi Systems

$100,000 – $249,999

  • Brittingham Family Foundation
  • Zora and Les Charles
  • Hutton Parker Foundation
  • Jack Mithun and Mercedes Millington
  • Mosher Foundation
  • William H. Kearns Foundation

$50,000 – $99,999

  • Anonymous
  • Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation
  • Friends of the Santa Barbara Public Library
  • Ralph and Melissa Iannelli in Honor of Sadie Ellis Iannelli
  • June G. Outhwaite Charitable Trust
  • Lyons Family Foundation
  • Orfalea Foundation
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
  • Jean Schuyler
  • Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation
  • The Walter & Holley Thompson Fund

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Festivals 4 A Cause
  • Christie and John Glanville
  • Deckers Brands
  • Diane and Don Jackson
  • Jim and Chana Jackson
  • James S. Bower Foundation
  • Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Robert and Maryan Schall
  • Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Sarah Miller McCune
  • Elizabeth and Kenneth Slaught
  • Smart Family Foundation
  • The Zemeckis Charitable Foundation
  • Taylor Woodward and Barbara Hauter Woodward…for Rob

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Circle of Friends Children’s Center
  • Barbara Clark
  • Patricia and John MacFarlane
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
  • Ken and Jo Saxon
  • The Herbert Simon Family Foundation
  • Union Bank Foundation
  • United Way

$5,000 – $9,999

  • Adams Legacy Foundation
  • B&B Foundation
  • Gunther and Mary Jane Baumgartner
  • Barrie and Arlene Bergman
  • Julia and Katharine Carlander
  • Robert and Dianne Duva
  • Robert and Christine Emmons
  • Emily and Dan Engel
  • Kathryn Field
  • Anne and Dr. Randall Howard
  • Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
  • Margaret and Barry Kemp
  • Lillian Lovelace
  • For Sara Miller McCune in Loving Memory of Léni Fé Bland
  • Santa Barbara Rotary Charitable Foundation
  • Peter Schuyler and Lisa Stratton
  • The Stone Family Foundation
  • Dianne and Daniel Vapnek in Memory of Aaron Joseph Vapnek
  • Watling Foundation, Inc.
  • Alexis and Michael Weaver
  • WWW Foundation

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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.