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…
Peter and Virginia Ambrose
David Baylen and Stephanie Sussman
The Doris Fund
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
Deborah and Robert Shakotko
Gretchen Stearns and Richard Weininger
The David C. & Maria Mesa Stevens Charitable Fund
Barbara and Sanford Ullman
…to all of our SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS
Blanche Adler Braillard
Jacqueline and Andrew Elder
Susan E. and Mark W. Fingar
Floyd R. and Barbara J. Flouton
Donald J. C. F. Marshall
Allison and Zachary Julius
Cheryl A. Karoly
Anthony La Salvia
John and Maryann Lee
Vanessa L. McDonagh
Elena and Gregory Mosley
Paul and Renee Nostrand
Russell and Christine Pomeranz
Henry and Linda Theiss
We also thank the following.
BUSINESSES, FOUNDATIONS AND GOVERNMENT SOURCES
Bank of Greene County
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Berkshire Taconic Foundation
Children’s Foundation of Columbia County
Claverack Package Store
Columbia County Sheriff
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation
Hudson Rotary Club
JTS Lawn Mowing
Kneller Insurance Agency
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.
Taghkanic Fire Company #1
Town of Claverack
Town of Taghkanic
Ten Eyck Group
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
WAYS TO GIVE
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.