Our Donors

We rely on individual donors for critical support — to expand our collection, for better software, and for more innovative and flexible programs that meet the needs of all of our patrons. As we move towards fully and safely re-opening the library, please know that your gift is more important than ever.

 Make no mistake: every single gift counts. Your gift to the library, of any size — via Paypal, on your credit card, or by check — is an invaluable statement of the breadth of our community support.


Thank you to our 2020 SUSTAINERS…

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Peter and Virginia Ambrose

David Baylen and Stephanie Sussman

Margaret Cashen

The Doris Fund

Patricia Fecher

Craig S. Fitt and Bruce Shostak

John Frishkopf and Brett Mattingly

Michael C. and Virginia G. Howard

Neil and Alayne Howard

Elizabeth and Richard Livingston

Stephen King and Peter Bevacqua

Arthur and Eileen Newman Family   Foundation

Charlene and Peter Paden

Thomas Parrish and Charlton Clay

Alice W. Platt

Jennifer and Christopher Post

Richard and Amanda S. Riccio

Susan Roberts

Deborah and Robert Shakotko

Gretchen Stearns and Richard Weininger

The David C. & Maria Mesa Stevens Charitable Fund

Barbara and Sanford Ullman


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Didi Barrett

Jill Barrile

Blanche Adler Braillard

Linda Caplan

Stanley Carr

John Chippari

Carmen Cianetta

Kelley Drahushuk

Jacqueline and Andrew Elder

Carol Fincham

Susan E. and Mark W. Fingar

Floyd R. and Barbara J. Flouton

Donald J. C. F. Marshall

Nancy Hammell

Michael Harvey

Judith Hawes

Michael Herman

Anthony Hirsch

Cindi Hockenberry

Diana Jelinek

Allison and Zachary Julius

Lawrence Kadish

Cheryl A. Karoly

Josephine Konow

Anthony La Salvia

John and Maryann Lee

Cynthia Maertz

Eric Mandel

Donald Marshall

Lynn McCrudden

Vanessa L. McDonagh

Linda McNutt

George Mickle

Erik Molbach

Robert Montgomery

Tracey Moody

Robin Mooring

Elena and Gregory Mosley

Maureen Murphy

J. Neale

Paul and Renee Nostrand

Elizabeth O’Donnell

William Philip

William Pierson

Russell and Christine Pomeranz

Sharon Poucher

Paula Ptaszek

Renate Reiss

William Sinclair

Gayle Skluzacek

Ina Sky

Henry and Linda Theiss

Mario Verna

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

Columbia County Sheriff
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Diversified Soil

Dyson Foundation

Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation

Hudson Rotary Club

JTS Lawn Mowing

Kneller Insurance Agency

Mei’s Dumplings

Meltz Lumber Company of Mellenville

Mid-Hudson Library System

New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

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

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.

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