SAVE THE DATE
The Michael Towbes Library Plaza Opening Festival will begin with a ribbon-cutting before performances from CAMA, the Choral Society, Flamenco Santa Barbara, Opera Santa Barbara, Folklorico, and more! All of Anapamu Street will be closed for tabling from nonprofits across the community with activities for all ages, Library tours, Friends of the Library Booksale, and film screenings in the Faulkner Gallery!
For over 100 years the Santa Barbara Public Library has continually grown to meet the evolving needs of our community. It has served as a hub for lifelong literacy and civic participation, a gathering place for children to learn, a catalyst for imaginations of all ages, and a virtual refuge. Community building happens at the Library: people come together for inspiration, education, fun, engagement, and leave feeling a stronger sense of community.
Janet Garufis Campaign Co-chair Jim Jackson Campaign Co-chair
Anna Alldredge, Mark Asman, Bob Bason, Jessica Cadiente, Susan Case, Zora Charles, Marni Cooney, Emily Engel, Christie Glanville, Anna Grotenhuis, Anne Howard, Roy Martinez, Anne Towbes, Martha Townsend, Leslie Zemeckis
Communication & Cultivation Committee
Chair- Anna Alldredge
Laura Capps, Erik Davis, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Gwyn Lurie-Firestein, Kendall Pata
Major Gifts Committee
Chair- Anna Alldredge
Marni Cooney, Emily Engel, Roy Martinez, David McFadden, Martha Townsend
Library Plaza Honorary Committee
Peter MacDougall- Honorary Committee Co-chair
Anne Towbes- Honorary Committee Co-chair
Carol and Bob Bason, Sharon and David Bradford, Laura Capps, Lois Capps, Susan and Claude Case, Zora and Les Charles, Hal Conklin, Jelinda and Barry DeVorzon, Christine and Robert Emmons, Christie and John Glanville, Anna Grotenhuis, Susan and Gary Gulbransen, Judith Hopkinson, Joan and Palmer Jackson, Peter and Gerd Jordano, Herbert Kendall, Jill and Neil Levinson, Kandy Luria-Budgor, Patty and John MacFarlane, Irene Macias, Mercedes Millington and Jack C. Mithun, Natalie Orfalea, Joanne and Brian Rapp, Mary and John Romo, Ken and Jo Saxon, Maryan Schall, Elizabeth and Kenny Slaught, Diane Sullivan, Lynne Tahmisian, Carrie Towbes, Maureen White , Barbara Hauter Woodward, John C. Woodward
Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation Board
Jim Jackson, President, Anna Alldredge, Vice President, Brooke McDermott, Treasurer, Jim Sterne, Secretary, Alan Brumberger, Susan Case, Peter Ginsberg, Irene Kelly, Roy Martinez, David McFadden, Art Merovick, Stephanie Riordan, Raissa Smorol
To learn more, please contact us at 805.689.2448 or email.
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.