Our Donors

Thank you to our 2020 SUSTAINERS…

David and Teresa Ackerman
Regina Aldisert
Peter and Virginia Ambrose
John and Mame Bradley
Meg Cashen
The Doris Fund
Patricia Fecher
John Frishkopf and Brett Mattingly
Michael and Lynn Howard
Neil and Alayne Howard
Stephen King and Peter Bevacqua
The Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation
The Arthur and Eileen Newman Family Foundation
Carol O’Brien
Peter and Charlene Paden
Tom Parrish and Charlton Clay
Alice Platt
Christopher and Jennifer Post
Carmi and Lynne Rapport
Richard and Amanda Riccio
Susan Roberts
Robert and Deborah Shakotko
Craig Fitt and Bruce Shostak
The Ullman Family Foundation
Richard Weininger and Gretchen Stearns


Claire Ackerman
Frank Agate
Mucie Allred
Anonymous (2)
Patricia Arbib
Mary Baker
Pamela Banks
Norma Barnard
Didi Barrett
William and Donna Barrett
Jill Barrile
Russell Beck
Leonard and Claire Behr
Robert Bertoletti
Jonathan and Denise Blank
Ellen Block
Evelyn Bordewicke Charitable Foundation
Greta Bottino
William and Blanche Adler Braillard
John Brigham
Margaret Brown and Kelly Morse
Carol Buell and Olivia Hicks
Martin and Kathryn Bunin
Jerome Bunke, Ph.D. and Jane Bassewitz
Deborah Byer and Thomas Yang
Carol Calvin
Laura Ann Cammisa and Jeff Schloss
John and Linda Campeta
Timothy and Diane Cantele
Linda Caplan
Jack and Kathleen Caputo
Stanley Carr and Laura Fortenbaugh
Betsy Cashen
Kathleen Ann Cashen
Christopher Cashen and Katie Smith
Letitia Chamberlain
John and Margaret Chippari
Carmine and Carol Ciancetta
Bennet and Sharon Cohen
Wendell Cook
Randy Correll and Paul Occhipinti
Stephen and Laura Corsun
Salvatore and Amy Cozzolino
John Craig
John and Mary Daly
Donna Davey and Jim McCabe
Martin Davidson
Deborah Davis
Edward and Elisa Demski
Lewis and Risa Dimm
Kelley Drahushuk
Linda Drahushuk
Mary Jane Depole-Eason
Andrew and Jacqueline Elder
Eunice Ellis
Barbara Ellsworth
Sandra Engelson, DDS
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD and Ann Esselstyn
Arlene Fernandez
Carol Fincham
Mark Fingar
Susan Fingar
Stanley and Carol Finkelstein
Christina Fish Acker
Barbara Flouton
Rosemary Fortino
Henry and Helen Freedman
William Furse
Joan Galea
Jack Gantzer
Margaret Garvin
Lauren Gerken
Renee Gielewski
Steward and Sandra Gill
Marie Goldstien
Robyn Goodman
Brian Goodrich
David Graziano
Arland Gregory
Arthur and Nancy Griffith
Gayle Groupp
Nancy Hagin
David Haines
Paul Hamann
Nancy Hammell
Michael Harvey and Cynthia Loveless
Kent Haskin
Judith and John Hawes
Michael Herman
Anthony and Barbara Hirsch
Cindi Hockenberry
Glenn and Irene Holzhauer
Lee Hood
Daniel and Rebecca Iuliano
William and Liva Jacoby
Ralph Jannetti
Frank Jause and Paula Voight-Jause
Diana Jelinek
Margaret Jennings
Walter and Joan Jutkofsky
Michael and Christine Kachuba
Lawrence and Anna Kadish
James Karic
Cheryl Karoly
Andrew and Darlene Keute
Pamela Kline
Camilla Kolber
John and Diane Konderwich
Josephine Konow
Margaret Lampman
Anthony and Agnes La Salvia
Bruce Leder and Sylvia Kaminsky
Dorothy Krauss-Eisenpress
Karen Kreig
John and Maryann Lee
Gertrude Leggieri
Michael and Jeanne Leonard
Richard and Elizabeth Livingston
Catherine Lord and Kim Thomsen
Linda Lutzius and Michael Tuccio
Keith and Margaret MacDonald
Margaret MacGrady
Cynthia Maertz
Eric and Helen Mandel
Jean March
Deanna Marotta
Donald Marshall
Barbara Martin
Lynn McCrudden
Thomas and Maureen McDonald
Vanessa McDonagh
Linda and Peter McNutt
Victor and Florence Meyers
George and Ann Mickle
Deborah Mintz
Erik Molbach
Robert Montgomery
Tracy Moody
Robin Mooring
Robert Morel
Gregory and Elena Mosley
Maureen Murphy and Kathryn Quinn
J. Neale
Robert and Laurie Nicholson
Graciela Nixon
Charles and Paula North
Paul and Renee Nostrand
Joyce Nuttall
Elizabeth O’Donnell
Lester and Emi Olsson
Katherine Osterhoudt
Deborah Peles
William Philip
William Pierson
Thomas Pippert and Cathy Kaufman
Jeff and Kim Plass
Russell and Tini Pomeranz
Diane Pollack
Sharon Poucher
Robert and Theresa Preusser
George Prokopiak
Paula Ptaszek
Roy Pulver, Jr.
Renate Reiss
Susan Richardson
Brian Ross
Joseph Rustick
Joseph Rutkowski and Lisa Binder
Roger Sametz and DuncanRhys Liancourt
Patricia Scalera
Ellen Scofield
James and Thea Schoep
Andrew Sedlock
Jay Shulman
William Sinclair
Gayle Skluzacek
Ina Sky
Ann Singleton
Abigail Sloane and Michael Flack
Katherine Sodeinde
Ian Solomon
Frank and Jean Starkes
David C. and Maria Mesa Stevens
Marcia Sullivan
Michael and Shirley Sullivan
Stephanie Sussman and David Baylen
Jeffrey and Chris Tallackson
Grace and Albert Tanzi
Henry and Linda Theiss
Robert Thomas
Nancy Van Deren
Joanne Vilaghy
Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Vincent
Ronald Wilcox
Jacqueline Wilder and Arthur Baker
Gregory Wittler and Georgia Elrod
Douglas Wright
Audrey Wyman
Zachary and Allison Julius

We also thank the following.


Bank of Greene County
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Berkshire Taconic Foundation
Children’s Foundation of Columbia County
Claverack Democrats
Claverack Package Store
Claverack Service Station
Columbia County Sheriff
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Diversified Soil
Dominick’s BBQ
Dyson Foundation
Emma Wood Fire
Ed Herrington, Inc.
Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation
Hudson Rotary Club
JTS Lawn Mowing
K. Kneller & Co., Inc.
Ku-KI Food Truck
Mei’s Dumplings
Meltz Lumber Company of Mellenville
M&H Apple Farms
Mid-Hudson Library System
New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Old Klaverack Brewery
Saturn Industries, Inc.
Scarecrow Farm
Stewart’s Shops
Taghkanic Fire Company #1
Town of Claverack
Town of Taghkanic
Ten Eyck Group
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Valley Energy
Virginia D. Benedict, Esq. and Whitbeck, Benedict & Smith LLP
Zero Tolerance


Sustainers:  If you can afford to make a recurring annual gift to the library — one that you can reasonably plan to continue to make for several years into the future — please consider becoming a sustaining donor. Sustaining gifts are unrestricted annual donations from donors who express the intention to continue to give at a specified level for multiple years. Sustaining gifts allow the trustees and staff to anticipate charitable income for project planning, grant applications and public funding requests. Sustaining gifts are critical in reducing financial uncertainty in uncertain times.

Supporters: One-time gifts comprise a major share of charitable income to the library and we need them more than ever. Your gift of any size — as a single donation or on a recurring periodic basis over the course of the year — will make a difference in the life of the library. One time gifts can be made by check, credit card, or using Paypal.

FRIENDS: The FRIENDS of Claverack Library offer all members of the community a way  to actively take part in the life of the library and keep it humming.  You can become a volunteer supporting our many events. You can advocate for library services and funding with state and local elected bodies…  AND of course, you can become a member. Membership is available starting at $20 per year and every penny from FRIENDS membership is spent to ensure a vibrant library connected to the needs of our community.

However you may choose to give or to participate, please know that in these unprecedented times, we all need our friends. Thank you, one and all.