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2014

DULUTH LIBRARY

FOUNDATION

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OUR M ISSION :
The mission of the Duluth Library Foundation is to enhance the
work of the Duluth Public Library by providing direct financial
support that benefits the community with literacy and lifelong
learning opportunities.

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PR ESIDEN TS M ESSAGE 2015


It is always a pleasure to look back on a year filled with positive developments, and 2014 is no exception.
Last year, programming at the library jumped 15% compared to 2013. Attendance at child and teen events
swelled by 11%. Such robust growth mirrors a sense of optimism in Duluth itself. People like to live here,
and a thriving library is one reason.
Here is a sampling of the librarys 2014 events: Stories and finger plays for infants and toddlers; Storytime for
preschoolers; literacy programs (including computer literacy) for youths and adults; Kaleidoscope programs for
kids; Legos, magic, gift-making, art journaling; free movies. What do these events have in common? They
Dan DAlliard
energized the community, and Foundation support helped to make them happen. That is why your gifts
have made such a difference: With very few exceptions, the Foundation and the Friends of the Library provide the only steady
funding for library programming.
This is a responsibility and an opportunity that the Foundation gladly embraces. The Foundation annually gives up to 80% of its
endowment earnings to the library. In 2014, that equaled $17,716.38. It gave another $15,036.12 for materials and programs. All told,
with your generosity, the Foundation gave $32,752.50 to the library in 2014. In addition, this was another strong year for our
endowment, which grew in 2014 to $1,034,020 and has more than doubled since 2008.
In 2014, books and materials were added to the library. The teen space underwent a beautiful transition. The monthly meeting of the
Teen Anime & Manga Club continued to flourish. One Book, One Community attracted 1,185 participants. And you made this
possible. Your gifts to the Foundation ranged from a few dollars to several thousands of dollars. Representative in her generosity
if not her agewas 101-year-old Katharine Coventry, whose memoir graces the library shelves and whose total gifts of $10,000,
given across 17 years, puts her influence and generous spirit everywhere in the library.
We hope you will join us at our upcoming 4th-annual fundraiser, Learning & Libations at the Library, on September 19, 2015.
We have planned a festive and informative evening in the library. We hope to see you there!
Your generosity supports a wonderful library in our community. Thank you!

Dan DAllaird, President, Duluth Library Foundation

E n d o w i n g L i b r a r y E x c e l l e n c e fo r To m o r r o w

IN GOOD COM PA N Y
Surrounded by friends and family, 101-year-old Katharine (Kay) B. Coventry
stood at a podium in the library. She turned to look behind her at the names of
the people on the Andrew Carnegie section of the Duluth Library Foundation
donor wall, where a plaque bearing her name had just been added. She
looked back at the audience and remarked, What a lovely crowd Im with.
A lifelong bibliophile, Kay also wrote a memoir, titled Growing Seasons:
A 20th-Century Memoir. Mrs. Coventry has supported the Duluth Public
Library for many years, making use of its resources and regularly donating
funds to the Foundation to build up the librarys videography collection.
In spring 2014, with a gift to the Foundation, she reachedand surpassed
the threshold of $10,000 of cumulative giving.
To acknowledge this milestone, the Foundation held a reception in her
honor. Foundation President Dan DAllaird introduced Mrs. Coventry, and
City Council President Linda Krug thanked her for her generosity to the
citya generosity consistent with Mr. Carnegies own philanthropy.
Mr. Carnegie grew up in a tiny stone home in Dumferline, Scotland. In his
youth, he was forbidden to walk on the nearby grounds of the Pittencrieff
Estate because he was so poor. Years later, a financially successful
Mr. Carnegie returned to Dumferline, purchased the estate, and donated
it to the city to be made into a park. Dumferline is also where he built
the first of his public libraries. Some years ago, Mrs. Coventry herself
visited Carnegies childhood home and strolled through Pittencrieff Park.
At the podium, Mrs. Coventry quipped, I dont even if know if my library
card is up-to-date! Then, after receiving applause, she made her way
to the refreshment table, surrounded by well-wishers and admirers.
Bob King, Duluth News Tribune

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PERCH A NCE TO DR E A M
Good night sweet prince. With these words from Hamlet, Rebecca Killen Hawthorne ended
the eulogy for her father, attorney John Killen, in July 2013. It was a fitting farewell for a man
who relished the works of Shakespeare, referencing them often, and who loved the English
language that Shakespeare enriched by his writing. He was known to have quoted
Shakespeare in his closing arguments in court, recalled his widow, Elaine
Killen, with a smile. The highlight of a visit to London was the side trip
he and Elaine made to Stratford-on-Avon, to see a performance
of The Tempest; in his library, John had a collection of
books by and about the Bard.
So when Elaine considered how to honor the
memory of her late husband, one of the ideas
that suggested itself was to add his name
to the William Shakespeare section of the
Duluth Library Foundation donor wall at
the library. She timed her gift to arrive
on May 4, 2014on what would have
been his 87th birthday. Her gift
was added to the permanent
endowment, where it will
continue to benefit the
library into perpetuity.
He lived a life framed by
Shakespeare, said Elaine.
It is nice to see his
name by that of William
Shakespeare.

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A BOL D R EDESIGN OF T H E T EEN SPACE


In 2014, teens started showing up at the library
in increasing numbers, and the youth librarians
were delighted to welcome them. But the
librarians soon realized they had a problem:
There was not enough furniture in the teen
space to accommodate the number of teens
who were coming to the library to read, do
homework, and hang out with friends.
Discussions with Library Manager Carla Powers,
Youth Services Coordinator Susan Schumacher,
and the Youth Services staff brought about an
idea: to re-design the teen space, bringing in
lime green and sky blue furniture, a vibrant new
carpet, and an edgy mural that would identify it
as a place specifically for teens. Once the idea was conceived and a budget developed,
the Foundation sought partners to make it happen. The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and
the Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation both
embraced the vision for creating an inviting space dedicated to teens. Partnering with the Duluth
Library Foundation, they made the idea of a new Teen Space a reality.
As the school year began, the new area was revealed to the publicto the delight of teenagers
at a press conference featuring Mayor Don Ness, Joan Gardner-Goodno, Executive Director of
the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation, and Co-Chairs of the Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund Nick
Lansing and Jenn Ryan.
Harbor City International School senior Sara Walsh, who was at the unveiling, said, Ive been
coming here since, like, sixth grade, so Ive seen it go from worn-down couches with holes in them
to this. She added, Im so happy.

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OUR WON DER FUL L I T ER A RY L IONS


ANDREW CARNEGIE
($10,000+)

Karen and Royal Alworth


Anonymous Friend Designated
Fund of the Duluth
Superior Area Community
Foundation
Arthur and Mary Aufderheide
Doris Becker Estate
Katharine Coventry
Beverly Ellstrom Estate
Thomas and Katherine Gibson
Charles House
Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
Bernice Lindquist Trust
E. C. Mason Fund of the
Duluth Superior Area
Community Foundation
Elisabeth C. Mason
Wildey H. Mitchell Family
Fund
Margaret Orlich
Shelia Petrovich
Walter and Alyce
Rauschenfels
Nathaniel Rowe
Service Printers of Duluth
Olga Walker Trust
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
($5,000+)

Arrowhead Library System


Vera M. Dunbar Trust
Ruth Ann Eaton
Leona Gifford
Valerie Goff
Lillian Goldfine
Heimbach-Lachmund Family
John and Beth Kelly
Elaine Killen
Dr. William Krossner and
Dr. Rhonda Krossner

Mark and Nancy Melhus


Tom and Kris Rauschenfels
Mary Schlosser and Stewart
Hazel
Fred and Janet Schroeder
Tim and Judy Sheriff
Vera Swanson Trust
Lawrence Syck
Richard and Mavis Whiteman
JANE AUSTEN ($2,500+)

Steve Adams
Robert and Pamela Ardis
Dean Casperson
Essentia Health System
Vivian Georgesen
Louis Gerard
Richard and Karen Gran
Betty Halverson
Gilbert and Jean Harries
Judy Harrison
Alan and Susan Hartley
Alfred and Ann Hartley
Jim Jarocki and Kristin
Blakeslee
Jonathan Kuchera
Maypakou Ly
Michael Maloney and Chris
Zyzda
Robert and Ann Mars
Ellen Marsden
Donald V. and Nancy J. Moline
Daniel H. and Catherine L.
Mundt Charitable Fund of
the Duluth Superior Area
Community Foundation
Mary Murphy
Joyce Pegors

Thomas and Wendy


Rectenwald
Sandra Riordan
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Shuey
Janet Sklaris
St. Scholastica Monastery
Marie Torreano
David Updegraff
Mary C. Van Evera
Jarrow and Elizabeth Wahman
MARK TWAIN ($1000+)

John and Virginia Alexander


Alpha Delta Kappa Iota Chapter
Michael and Ellen Altman
Altrusa International Club of
Duluth
Allan Apter and Brenda Ion
Ruth Bakke
David and Cindy Blomberg
Ben and Mary Boo
Linda Breimon
Paul and Jane Brissett
Bryan Brown and Sara
Lorbiecki-Brown
Bruce Buchanan
Mary Caven
Cloquet Shaw Memorial Public
Library Fdn
Michael and Dawn Conlan
Marlene David
Mary Dragich and John
Pastor, Ph.D.
Lester and Rose Drewes
Duluth Legacy Endowment
Fund
Duluth News Tribune
Essentia Health Corporate
Contributions Committee
Susan, Stan, John & David
Goltz

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C U M U L AT I V E G I V I N G

William Graham
Vinod Gupta
Warren Hall
Richard Heimbach
Duke and Clarice Hietala
Oliver and Mary Ann Lucas
Houx
Warren Howe and Janet Karon
Jennifer Jackson
Barry and Kang James
Donald Johnson
Paul Johnson and Laura
Hedlund, M.D.
Albert M. and Virginia T. Katz
William Kehtel
Bob and Carol Kelley
Jeff and Cora Knutson
Elizabeth Krause
Labovitz Enterprises
Lakeside Chapter No. 225
Cristine Levenduski
Matt and Addie Licari
John and Carol Lilyquist
Esther Linden
Loll Designs
Darrell and Inge Martin
maurices
National Bank of Commerce
Kathy Noble
Northern Lights Books and Gifts
Karen Olesen
David Ouse
Elizabeth Pearson
Frank and Orma Pitoscia
Daniel Proctor
Mary Pulford
Maurice A. & June C.
Robinson Family Fdn.
Marcia Semerau
Lois Shabatura
Dorothy Slonim

Peter and Sally Sneve


David Sproat
Neil Storch
Marc and Paula Tsufis
Don and Nancy Tubesing
USG Foundation, Inc.
Subhash Vidyarthi
Stephen Welsh
Jane Wester and Don Treakle
Whole Foods Co-op
Geof and Gudrun Witrak
Louise Wold
James, Maria and Zach Wood
Janet Worthing
David and Kristin Yapel
Renee Zurn
EMILY DICKINSON ($500+)

3M Gives
Dean and Debra Ager
Deborah Anderson
James and Beverly Anderson
Anonymous
Arrowhead Reading Council
Robert Ballou
Bank of America Fdn.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Betty Bergman
Gary and Patricia Berntsen
Ann Biron
Bon-Ton Stores Foundation
Merlyn and Mary Bowker
John and Stephanie Brostrom
Eve Browning
Caroline Bye
Dorothy Camper
Melinda Carlson
John and Pat Carow
Chromaline Corporation
Janice Cleary
Meredith Cornett

Clyde and Marion Craven


Janet Davis
DeMaioribus Family
Kyle and Jennifer Deming
Stuart Dickerson
Julie Dickson-Lee
Margaret Donovan
Duluth Public Library Youth
Services Staff
Nancy Eaton
Blanche Ebert
Diana Engstrom
Jeanne Erickson
Mark and Lisa Fitzpatrick
Alfred France
Harold and Ruth Frederick
Charles Gessert
Dorothy Gordon
Steven and Cynthia Grindy
William Grohs
Michael Grossman and Holly
Church
Mark Guisfredi
Ronald and Cynthia Gullicks
Peter Handberg
Hanft Fride
Richard and Laura J. Hanson
Joan Hedrick
Clay Helberg
Kevin Hendrickson
Susan Hill
Todd and Janelle Hnatko
Dona Holloway
Glen Holt
Mary House
How Sweet It Is
Bobbi Hoyt
Leslie Hughes
Charles and Susan Hyndman
Howard and Elizabeth Jacobson
Dr. and Mrs. JeRay Johnson

If we have misspelled or neglected to include a name, we apologize. Please contact us,


and we will correct our records. (218) 730-4262, duluthlibraryfoundation@gmail.com

OUR WON DER FUL OUR GR ACIOUS DONORS 2014


L I T ER A RY L IO NS
C U M U L AT I V E G I V I N G c o n t i n u e d
Donald and Deborah Johnson
Byron Johnson and Jocelyn
Pihlaja
Kelly Johnson and Weston
Wehr
John Judd
Kaye Klement
Frances Knobloch
Kohls Cares for Kids
Katie Kuettel
Lake Superior Medical
Society Alliance
J. Gordon Likely
Michael and Marta Maddy
Frances Maki
Dan and Susan Mareck
Mark and Nancy Melhus
Susan Meyer
Microsoft
Denis and Margaret Miners
Minnesota Power
Pamela Mittlefehldt
Clinton Moen
Nancy Nelson
Diane Nelson
Alan Netland
Judith ODay
Teresa OToole
Suzanne Palm
William Percy
Sarah and Megan PerrySpears
Mary Jane Peterson
James and Margo Philbin
Alexis Pogorelskin
Anita Pollock
Sanford and Barbara Porter

Rod and Carla Powers


James and Kathy Proctor
Jim and Helen Prosser
Sarah Proudfit
Betty Ramsland
Julie C. Moller Sanford
Joseph Saver
Schamber Alternative
Medicine
Robert Schnuckle
Michael Schrage and Jennifer
Smith
Kate Scott
John and Nancy Sedgwick
Tom and Julie Seidelmann
F. Dale and M. Jan Simmons
Daniel and Rosemary Skorich
Jeffrey Speer
Steve and Kim Squillace
St. Lukes Hospital
Michael and Jennifer
Stattelman
Deborah Strohm
John and Diane Strongitharm
Super One Liquors
Edward Swanson and Carsten
Slostad
Richard and L.Cecile Swenson
Rodney Tatalovich
Bryan and Rosella Toney
Suzanne Wasilczuk and Tim
Stratton
Maryann Weidt
Bill and Wendy Wennberg
Shirley Wuchter
Tim and Anita Zager

Steve Adams
Dean and Debra Ager
Jennifer Allen
Michael and Ellen Altman
Royal and Karen Alworth
Deborah Anderson
Charles and Karen Andresen
Anonymous
Bill and Jan Arezzo
Arrowhead Library System
Arrowhead Reading Council
Mary Aufderheide
Timothy Aune
Robert Ballou
Bank of America Fdn.
Martha Barmantje
Jean Beauduy
Bent Paddle Brewing
Company
Daniel and Marjorie Bergeland
Anthony and Deanna Bergl
Betty Bergman
Kirk Bernadino
MaryAnn Bernard
Gary and Patricia Berntsen
Kay Biga and Pat Spott
Gladys Binette
Ann Biron
David and Cindy Blomberg
Bon-Ton Stores Foundation
Ben and Mary Boo
Bookstore at Fitgers
Kathryn Borg
Marcia Bowker
Patrick and Jennifer Boyle
John and Beryl Bredeson
Paul and Jane Brissett
John and Stephanie Brostrom
Bryan Brown and Sara
Lorbiecki-Brown
Laura Budd

M. Jill Bugbee
Reed Byers and Susan Leach
Dorothy Camper
Sherman and Louise Carlson
Melinda Carlson
Jack and Phyllis Carlson
John and Pat Carow
June Carter
Dean Casperson
Katrina Castellano
Mary Caven
Jeff and Terry Caywood
Karen Cheetham
David and Nancy Choquette
Jay Christenson
Tim and Leslie Churchill
Donna Churchill
Cloquet Shaw Memorial
Public Library Foundation
John and Eleanor Collins
Lila Connolly-Krmpotich
Carlyle and Thomas Conrad
Costco Wholesale Executive
Match
Katharine Coventry
Marj Cox and Steve Blomster
Janice Culliton
Dan and Kristina DAllaird
Marlene David
Ruthanna Davidson
Tim and Katie Dawson
Lynn Devlin
Julie Dickson-Lee
Ann Dierkes
Mary and Thomas Donahue
Margaret Donovan
Eric Dott and Deborah
DeLuca
Stephen and Margaret
Downing
James and Kathy Doyle

Mary Dragich and John


Pastor
Janet Draper
Lester and Rose Drewes
Duluth News Tribune
Ruth Ann Eaton
Nancy Eaton
Hallie Edwardson
Jack and Nancy Eilefson
Gary Elliott
Jeffery Elliott
Wayne and Kimberly Elmer
Jeanne Erickson
Pam and Alyssa Everson
Joe and Mickey Ferguson
Karen Finseth
Fitgers Historic Inn
Mark and Lisa Fitzpatrick
Shaun Floerke
Elva Forneris
Margy Fraboni
Alfred France
Harold and Ruth Frederick
Adam Fulton
Robert and Marcia Fulton
Carol Galazen
Joseph and Charlene Gallian
Margaret Gardner
David and Carol Gellerstedt
Vivian Georgesen
Charles Gessert
Nancy Gessner
GFWC Twentieth Century Club
Greg and Cary Gilbert
Jane Gilley
Valerie Goff
Susan, Stan, John and David
Goltz
Mark and Jane Gottwald
William Graham
Alex and Peter Gran

Richard and Karen Gran


Joseph Grant and Stacey
Achterhoff
Michael Grossman and Holly
Church
Mark Guisfredi
Ronald and Cynthia Gullicks
Ann Gumpper and Mark
Harvey
Vinod X. Gupta
Jess and Heather Hackler
Enid and Elsa Hagen
Michael Hagge
Warren Hall
Ted Halpern
Louise Hancock
Peter Handberg
Hanft Fride
Richard and Laura J. Hanson
Judy Harrison
Bill and Nancy Hartman
Dan and Elizabeth Hartman
Robert and Roxanne Haupert
Jeffrey and Patricia Hausmann
Margaret Hayes
John Heine
Clay Helberg
Kevin Hendrickson
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Henson
Kathleen Hern
Robert and Joyce Hickman
Hayee Hifza
Richard and Dawn Hill
Janice Hille
Anne Hinderliter
Todd and Janelle Hnatko
Norma Hoffbauer
Monte Hoffman
Dona Holloway
Home Depot Foundation
Karl Honigman

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OUR GR ACIOUS DONORS 2014


D. LeAnn House
Mary House
Oliver and Mary Ann Lucas
Houx
How Sweet It Is
Warren Howe and Janet Karon
Leslie Hughes
Robert Hurd
Charles and Susan Hyndman
Jennifer Jackson
Howard and Elizabeth
Jacobson
Julie Jago
Barry and Kang James
Kay Kurt Jankofsky
Jim Jarocki and Kristin
Blakeslee
Jitters Coffee & Tea House
Byron Johnson and Jocelyn
Pihlaja
David and Elizabeth Benson
Johnson
Dennis and Renee Johnson
Donald and Deborah Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. JeRay Johnson
Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
Mary Margaret Johnson
Paul Johnson and Laura
Hedlund
David and Jovita Jondahl
John Judd
Albert M. and Virginia T. Katz
William Kehtel
Carol Ann Kelley
Suzanne Kelley
John and Beth Kelly
Mike and Jenny Kempfert
Paul and Becky Kilgore
Elaine Killen

George and Jane Killough


Mrs. David Kirby
Kaye Klement
Jeff and Cora Knutson
Ken and Kathy Kollodge
Diane Kolquist
Henry Koski
Jack Kraus
Ann Kreager
June Kreutzkampf
Jonathan Kuchera
Katie Kuettel
Nancy Kuntz
Butch and Amy Kuronen
Timothy Lamaster
Daral Lange
Peter Langr
James and Julie Levang
Cristine Levenduski
Matt and Addie Licari
J. Gordon Likely
Beth Liljeblad
John and Carol Lilyquist
Esther Linden
Betsy Little
Joan and Arthur Lodahl
H. Thomas and Vyonne Long
Mikkel and Kara Long
Barbara Lund
David and Nancy Lundein
Pakou Ly
Ronald and Diane MacMillan
Michael and Marta Maddy
Diane Madsen
Frances Maki
Maureen Maloney
Mary Jane Manion
Marie Margitan
Craig and Diane Markell
Robert and Ann Mars

Ellen Marsden
E. C. Mason Fund of the Duluth
Superior Area Community
Foundation
Elisabeth C. Mason
maurices
David and Marie-Laure McKee
Melhus Management Company
Susan Meyer
Microsoft
Hubert Mikels
Phyllis Miller
Lynn Millikan
Denis and Margaret Miners
Minnesota Power
Pamela Mittlefehldt
Julie Mockler
David Moeller
Clinton Moen
David Montgomery
Daniel H. & Catherine L. Mundt
Charitable Fund of the
Duluth Superior Area
Community Foundation
Mary Murphy
National Bank of Commerce
Nancy Nelson
Viktor Nemykin
Alan Netland
Ed and Susie Newman
Charlene Nichols
Kathy Noble
Mary Nuorala
Mary Nyquist
Barbara Oase
Judith ODay
Nancy Odden and Douglas
Britton
Jake and Diana Oestreich
Gene and Janet Olcott

E n d o w i n g L i b r a r y E x c e l l e n c e fo r To m o r r o w

Karen Olesen
Glenn and Arlene Olson
Irene Olson
Jean Ostenberg
David Ouse
Laura Owen
Michael Palermo
Suzanne Palm
Elizabeth Pearson
Greg and Jenny Peterson
Mary Peterson
Mary Jane Peterson
Richard Petersson
Susan Pillsbury
Frank and Orma Pitoscia
Rod and Carla Powers
Rajesh Prabhu
Melvin Prantner
Elizabeth Prest
Cheryl Prince
Daniel Proctor
Sarah Proudfit
Radisson Hotel Duluth
Harborview/JJ Astor
Floyd Ralph
Deborah Rasmussen
Tom and Kris Rauschenfels
Brian and Suzanne Rauvola
Tom Raynor
Eldora Recksiedler
Thomas and Wendy
Rectenwald
Hugh Renier and Kristine
Fossum
Tim and Annette Riley
Steve Robertson
Maurice A. & June C. Robinson
Family Foundation
Daniel and Jaci Roth
Nathaniel Rowe

Paul and Grace Sandstrom


Ronald and Eileen Sangster
Joseph Sauve
Brian and Bonnie Savo
Jeff and Nichole Schaefer
Schamber Alternative Medicine
Brad Schmugge
Michael Schrage and Jennifer
Smith
Fred and Janet Schroeder
Kate Scott
John and Nancy Sedgwick
Tom and Julie Seidelmann
Bob and Marree Seitz
Marcia Semerau
Service Printers of Duluth
Patra Sevastiades
Erin Sheets
Tim and Judy Sheriff
Michael Siers
F. Dale and M. Jan Simmons
Janet Sklaris
Nancy Smith and Russ Rothe
Peter and Sally Sneve
Peter Spooner and Jean
Larson
David Sproat
Steve and Kim Squillace
St. Scholastica Monastery
Genevieve Stark
David and Sharon Stauty
Lawrence and Lisa Stock
Neil Storch
Becky Strand
Deborah Strohm
SuperOne Liquors
Arnold and Shirley Swanson
Richard and Cecile Swenson
Lawrence Syck
Rodney Tatalovich

Theresa Teich
Richard and Dorothy Thoreson
Monica Tikkanen
Bryan and Rosella Toney
Kevin and Ann Treacy
Linda Troolin
Rick and Marcia Troy
David Updegraff
Tim Valentine and Kristina
Bourne
Mary C. Van Evera
Scott and Dana Varland
Lowell and Beverly Venberg
Subhash Vidyarthi
Linda Vukson
Jarrow and Elizabeth Wahman
Kathy Walkowiak
Candace Wegerson
Stephen Welsh
Jane Wester and Don Treakle
William and Kathleen
Westholm
Richard and Mavis Whiteman
Whole Foods Co-op
Linda and Mark Wick
Peter Williamson
Geof and Gudrun Witrak
Lorentz and Ruth Wittmers
Fred and Lois Witzig
Peter Wodrich and Debbie
Freedman
Ben and Barry Kay Wolfe
Kirby and Cathy Wood
Janet Worthing
David and Kristin Yapel
Amanda Yates
Tim and Anita Zager
Jack and Milly Zollar
Renee Zurn

M EMOR I A L G IF TS 2014

HONOR G IF TS 2014

In Memory of Richard H. Adams

In Memory of Ray Koski

In Memory of Dorothy Powell

In Honor of Steve Adams retirement

In Honor of Beth Kelly

In Memory of Bryan Beauduy

In Memory of Beverly Kraus

In Memory of Joseph L. Saver

In Honor of Steve Adams retirement

In Honor of Librarians

In Memory of Annette Boman

In Memory of Janice Elizabeth


Kuchera

In Memory of Arno I. Savo

In Honor of Mike Altman

In Honor of Mark Loiselle

In Honor of Wedding of Monica


Erickson and Arthur Rissanen

In Honor of Oscar and Nylah Martland

In Honor of Mary Bowker and


Michelle Bowker

In Honor of Victoria McSharry

by Steve Adams

by Jean Beauduy

by Nathaniel Rowe

In Memory of Syla Borg

by Henry Koski
by Jack Kraus

by Jonathan Kuchera

by David and Cindy Blomberg


by Valerie Goff

by Costco Wholesale
Executive Match

by John and Beth Kelly


by Elizabeth Pearson
by Ellen Altman

In Memory of Marcella Britton

In Memory of Daniel and Mary


Levenduski

In Memory of Arno I. Savo

In Memory of Robert (Bob) Brooks

In Memory of Joan Faith Likely

In Memory of Peter Garrison


Schuettler

In Memory of Viola Corniea

In Memory of Lawrence R. Linden, Sr.

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Honor of Dean Casperson,


and Mark Melhus

In Memory of Donald W. Davidson

In Memory of Martha E. Lohr

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Memory of Robert F. Eaton

In Memory of Howard J. Meyer

In Honor of Dean Casperson,


and Mark Melhus

In Memory of Carol Emberg

by Jack and Nancy Eilefson

In Memory of My husband,
Ray E. Miller

by Frances Maki

In Memory of Mary Bohan Miners

by Kathryn Borg

by Nancy Odden and Douglas Britton


by Ben and Barry Kay Wolfe
by Bill and Nancy Hartman
by Ruthanna Davidson
by Ruth Ann Eaton

In Memory of Rosemary Frye

by Cristine Levenduski
by J. Gordon Likely
by Esther Linden

by F. Dale and M. Jan Simmons


by Susan Meyer
by Phyllis Miller

by Denis and Margaret Miners

by Brian and Bonnie Savo


by Tim and Judy Sheriff

by Gordon and Helen Carlson


by Michael Grossman and
Holly Church

by Jeffery Elliott

by Rick and Marcia Troy


by Tim and Katie Dawson
by Susan Pillsbury

by Gary and Patricia Berntsen


by Patra Sevastiades

by Marcia Bowker

In Honor of Jan Nash

by Patra Sevastiades

In Honor of Jay and Mary B.


Newcombs 40th Anniversary

by Dan and Kristina DAllaird

by Jonathan Kuchera
by Daniel Proctor

In Honor of Elizabeth Pearson

by Paul and Grace Sandstrom

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Honor of Dean Casperson,


and Mark Melhus

In Honor of Dr. Rajesh M. Prabhu

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Honor of Jackson Churchill

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Honor of Our Daughter,


Marcia K. Semerau

In Honor of Our Family

by Jay and Catheline Kreft


by Jim and Libby Prest
by Marcia Semerau

by Albert M. and Virginia T. Katz


by Tim and Leslie Churchill

by Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Henson


by Glenn and Arlene Olson

In Memory of John G. and


Irene M. Graham

In Memory of Mary Bohan Miners

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Honor of Isabel A. Gardner

In Honor of Marcia Semerau upon her


retirement from the library

In Memory of Nicholas Halpern

In Memory of Virginia Murray

In Memory of Phil Semerau

In Memory of Phyllis Hendrickson

In Memory of George and Kay Noble

by Karen Turnboom

In Honor of Amy, Ana and


Haviland Gilbert

In Honor of Marcia Semerau upon her


retirement from the library

In Memory of Phil Semerau

by Renee Zurn

In Honor of Our Grandchildren

In Honor of Janet Sklaris

by Patra Sevastiades

In Honor of My Twin Grandsons,


Justin & Jacob

In Honor of Library Reference Staff

by William Graham
by Ted Halpern

by Kevin Hendrickson

by Mary Jane Peterson

by Ben and Barry Kay Wolfe


by Kathy Noble

In Memory of Norman Hill

In Memory of Robert Osborne

In Memory of John Hoffbauer

In Memory of Our Parents

by Mary House

by Norma Hoffbauer

In Memory of Joan Jamar

by Martha Barmantje

In Memory of Timothy Arthur Johnson

by Mary Margaret Johnson

In Memory of Barbara Kehtel

by William Kehtel

In Memory of John Killen

by Elaine Killen

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by Patra Sevastiades

by Marj Cox and Steve Blomster

In Memory of Fr. Philemon


Sevastiades

by Gene and Janet Olcott

In Memory of Rita Storch

by Kay Kurt Jankofsky

In Memory of Edward and


Eileen Wegerson

In Memory of Mary Jane Owens


In Memory of Dorothy Perdaems

by Todd and Janelle Hnatko

In Memory of Richard K. Peterson

by Ronald and Eileen Sangster

In Memory of John and Mary Pooley

by Bob and Marree Seitz

by Neil Storch

by Candace Wegerson

In Memory of Ruth Wick

by Linda and Mark Wick

In Memory of Fred T. Witzig

by Lois Witzig

by Arnold and Shirley Swanson


by Margaret Gardner

by Greg and Cary Gilbert


by Donna Churchill
by Peter Handberg

In Honor of Patricia Gayou Hall

by Warren Hall

In Honor of Elise, Will, Sam, and


Elfrieda Hinderliter

by Tim and Judy Sheriff


by Frances Maki

by Elizabeth Prest
by Tom Raynor

In Honor of Mary Vanderwerp

by Steve and Kim Squillace

In Honor of Tod and Cyndi Venberg

by Lowell and Beverly Venberg

by Anne Hinderliter

In Honor of Library Staff and Volunteers

by Jennifer Jackson

In Honor of Ben Wood-Flotten and Aliya


Wood-Flotten

In Honor of Anna Hodgens


In Honor of Charles House

by James and Kathy Doyle

by John and Beth Kelly

by Kirby and Cathy Wood

DU L U T H L I BR A RY F OU N DAT ION 2 014 A N N UA L R E P ORT

2014
FIN A NCI A L R EPORT
REVENUE $107,456
Transfer from Endowment Funds
$27,500 (25.6%)

Grants
$28,707 (26.7%)

4 TH A N N U A L L E A R N I N G &

Libations
AT T H E L I B R A R Y

Saturday, September 19, 2015

6:00pm until 9:30pm at the Duluth Public Library

Events
$10,822
(10.1%)

$62.50 per person, $125 per couple on the librarys 125th anniversary year.

Join us for a dazzling evening in the library!


Donations/Sponsorships
$40,428 (37.6%)

EXPENSES $89,407
Disbursements to/for Library
$32,753 (36.6%)

Operational Expenses
$50,674 (56.7%)

Enter a candlelit library to hear interesting local experts


speak on topics as varied as ski waxing, local history,
and how to cook well, while enjoying a wonderful
selection of beers and wines and eating delicious
hors doeuvres. Top it off with exquisite company
and a silent auction pairing great books with great
spirits, and you have a unique fundraiser that
benefits literacy in the community.
Each guest will attend two classes of their choice.
This delightful evening at the library is the
Foundations annual fundraising event.
We hope you will join us!

Events & Promotions


$5,981 (6.7%)

2014 Year End Net Assets: $18,049


Endowment value as of December 31, 2014: $1,034,021

At Libations, the library comes


alivetheres something going on
in every corner.
ELAINE KILLEN

Our presenters and their


topics will be:

DU LU T H L I B R A RY FOU N DAT I O N BOA R D O F DI R ECTO RS, 2015-2016

Dan DAllaird, President

Virginia T. Katz, Vice President

Bill Arezzo, Treasurer

Michael Altman

Tab Baumgartner

Dena Boheim

Clinical Psychologist
Duluth Psychological Clinic

Associate Professor Emerita


Dept. of Communication, UMD

Sr. VP - Commercial Banker


National Bank of Commerce

Retired Partner
Wipfli, LLP

Chaplain
St. Lukes Hospital

Director, Marketing
Benedictine Health System

STAFF: Patra Sevastiades, Executive Director



Kristi Johnson, Administrative Assistant

DULUTH LIBRARY

FOUNDATION
520 W. Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802

Milissa Brooks-Ojibway

John Kelly

Amy Kuronen

Collections Mgr./Exhibits Curator


St. Louis Co. Historical Society

Attorney
Hanft Fride

Attorney
Amy Kuronen Attorney at Law

Carla Powers

David Sproat, M.D.

Nicolete Stalzer

Library Manager
Duluth Public Library

Internist, Duluth Internal


Medicine Associates

Sr. Specialist, Trim, Labeling,


Packaging & Fabric, maurices