Our Donors

2022 Donors

With deep appreciation to the library’s more than three hundred donors, to the Friends of the
Library and to all the Claverack voters who approved our 414 ballot initiative in November.
You make all the difference.


$1,000 and over

Theresa Ackerman
Regina Aldisert
Peter and Virginia Ambrose
Anonymous (2)
David Armstrong and Tiffanie Bederman
Robert Bertoletti and Cyntha Carlson
Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King
Evelyn Bordewick Charitable Foundation
John and Mame Bradley 
Rory Carlton and Barry Leach
Randy Correll and Paul Occhipinti
The Doris Fund
Ann Esselstyn and Caldwell P. Esselstyn, Jr., MD
The Arthur and Eileen Newman Family Foundation
Peter and Charlene Paden
Alice Platt
Christopher and Jennifer Post
Roy Pulver, Jr.
Susan Roberts
Robert and Deborah Shakotko
Roger and Marcia Smith
Richard Weininger and Gretchen Stearns
Ullman Family

$500 – $ $999

William Aseltine
Keane Family
Carmi and Marilyn Rapport

$100 – $499

Claire Ackerman
Patricia Arbib
James and Suzanne Aisenberg
Katherine Bainer and Paul Kuhn
Arthur Baker and Jacqueline Wilder
Hon. Didi Barrett
David Baylen and Stephanie Sussman
David and Rinne Becker
Charles and Myra Biblowit
Ellen Block
Martin and Kathryn Bunin
Deb Byer and Thomas Yang
Thomas and Lillian Campbell
John and Linda Campeta
Timothy and Diane Cantele
Jack and Kathleen Caputo
Stanley Carr and Laura Fortenbaugh
Kathleen Ann Cashen
Meg Cashen
Allan Chapin
Mark and Beverly Cheffo
Chicago Community
William Cook
Stephen and Laura Corsun
Salvatore and Amy Cozzolino
Paul Czajka
Elizabeth Davis
Karen De Peyster
Alexandra Dilworth
John Dobkin
David and Marisa Droga 
Adah Egloff
Barbara Ellsworth
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD and Ann Esselstyn
Patricia Fecher
Joan Feder
Christina Fish-Acker
Craig Fitt and Bruce Shostak
Katy Flammia and Jeffrey Kiplinger
William Furse
Kristin Gamble
Carol Gans
Philip and Joan Gellert
Stewart and Sandra Gill
Helene Heath
Tom Helling
Jaime Hernandez and Michael Reese
Audre Higbee
Neil and Alayne Howard
David and Mary Ellen Imbrogno
Margaret Jennings
Michael and Christine Kachuba
Lawrence and Anna Kadish
James Karic
Thomas and Judith Keaney
Andrew and Carlene Keute
Stephanie and William Keyser, Jr.
Lauren and Karen Kreig
Camilla Kolber
Josephine Konow
Kate Laity
Margaret Lampman
Elizabeth Leckie
John and Maryanne Lee
Arlene Levinson
Richard and Elizabeth Livingston
Mary Luft
Janice Lynch
Cynthia Maertz
Dathan Manning
Linda McNutt and Peter Hoffman
Brian and Caroline Merritt
Aaron and Daniel Messing
Victor and Florence Meyers
George and Ann Mickle
Jeffrey and Angela Monkash
Charles Murphy
Elizabeth O’Donnell
Tom Parrish and Charlton Clay
Christine Pomeranz
Robert and Theresa Preusser
Richard and Amanda Riccio
Carol Rusoff
Harriet Shur
Ann Singleton
Andrew and Susan Soltano
Frank and Jean Starkes
Gill and Sandra Stewart
Rebecca Stowe
Marcia Sullivan
Nancy Van Deren
Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Vincent
Jon and Julie Williams
Timothy and Emily Wyman

$1 – $99

Anonymous (8)
Lynda Ackerman and Brenda Shufelt
Sherry Ackerman
Steve and Janet Argus
Michael and Wendy Albrecht
Susan Bane
Norma Barnard
William and Donna Barrett
Doug and Cindy Beach
Leonard and Claire Behr
Patti Bender
Joan Betty
Louise Bliss
Susan Bodo
Wayne Bouchard
William and Blanche Braillard
Sara Brandston
Patricia Braunfels and Steven Wildermuth
Duncan and Heidrun Bruce
Steve and Janet Argus
Arthur Baker and Jacqueline Wilder
Jane Bassewitz and Jerome Bunke, Ph. D.
Rebecca Bissonnette
Wayne Bouchard
Duncan and Heidrun Bruce
Jerome Bunke, Ph.D. and Jane Bassewitz
Laura Ann Cammisa and Jeff Schloss
Carol Calvin
John and Linda Campeta
Timothy and Diane Cantele
Linda Caplan
Letitia Chamberlain
Carol Ciancetta
Bennet and Sharon Cohen
John and Ivette Collazo
William Cook
Martin Davidson
Deborah Davis
Mary Jane Depole-Eason
Jane Doris
Linda Drahushuk
Laurel Durst
Fernando Edwards
Robert and Cecelia Elinson
Georgia Elrod and Gregory Wittler
Shailer and Albina Evans
Jean Feinberg
Carol Fincham
Mark and Susan Fingar
Stanley and Carol Finkelstein
Roberta Fiore-Kittell
Barbara Flouton
Harry Franklin
Katherine Fraser
Henry and Helen Freedman
Bruce and Karen Frishkoff
Jack Gantzer
Rob Gelles
David and Sylviane Golub
Robyn Goodman
Arthur and Nancy Griffith
Nancy Hagin
David Haines
Paul and Liz Hamann
Paul and Tracy Hoffman
Glenn and Irene Holzhauer
Lee Hood
Dorothea Hotaling
Jennifer Houston and Larry Perl
Michael and Lynn Howard
Richard and Linda Howland
Frank Jause and Paula Voight-Jause
Jacqueline Jefferson
Margaret Jennings
Peter Johnson
Walter and Joan Jutkofsky
Patricia Kay
Kenneth and Joyce Ketay
Thomas and Lynn Kiely
Andrea Kleine and Bobby Previte
Pamela Kline
Stephen Kling and Nancy Miller
Josephine Konow
Mildred Krakaur
Anthony and Agnes La Salvia
Elizabeth Leckie
Bruce Leder and Sylvia Kaminsky
Gertrude Leggieri
Michael Leonard
Ronald and Rita Lovell
Shawn and Brenda Lynch
Keith and Margaret MacDonald
Deanna Marotta
Donald Marshall
Barbara Martin
Bonnie Martin
Jeanne Miller
Kathleen Montross
Robin Mooring
Joseph Mormondo
Debra Morrison
Farrahlynn Mullarkey
J. Neale
Godfrey and Lorraine Wolf
Robert and Laurie Nicholson
Keith and Lois Niver
Charles and Paula North
Dominick and Sharon Novielli
Carol O’Brien
James and Regina O’Connell
Frank and Regina Orlando
Bernadette Orr
Katherine Osterhoudt
Steven and Lila Pague
Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman
Dale Payson
Deborah Peles
William Philip
Katherine Polenz and Albert Seifert
Diane Pollack
Bruce Porter and Sara Roszak
David and Sharon Poucher
Sarah Price and Mary Susan Knauss
Paula Ptaszek
Frederick Reif
Renate Reiss
Lynn and Joseph Ribar, Jr.
Joseph and Mary Ronsani
Thomas and Jennifer Saver
M. Fortuna Schefano
Andrew Sedlock
Phyllis Shulman
James and Marie Sherman
Zofia Shura
Ian Solomon
Rebecca Stowe
Shirley Sullivan
Jeffrey and Chris Tallackson
Anne Terwilliger
Henry and Linda Theiss
Beverly Tompkins
Frances Varelli
Mario Verna
Douglas Vink
Gary and Mary Wallace
Robert and Christine Wallace
Richard and Catherine Wenzel
Nancy Winch
Susan Winchell
Sali Wohlbach

Businesses, Civic Organizations, Government and Foundations

Anonymous (1)
Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation
Churchtown Fire Company
Claverack Package Store
Country Wool
Ed Harrington, Inc.
Eden Renewables
ernest book sales
Fingar Insurance
Hudson Mobile Homes
M. E. Engineering
Peter Fonda Building
Roving Actors
Thyme in the Country
TL at Home
Town of Claverack
Town of Taghkanic
Triform Enterprises
Valley Oil Company
Zero Tolerance


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.