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…

David and Teresa Ackerman

Regina Aldisert

Peter and Virginia Ambrose

John and Mame Bradley

Christopher Brown and Kim Tabet

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

Gregory Arland

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

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.

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