Your gift is the spark that will bring the new library and park to life! FLF is a chapter of Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Donate to Support

This fund will support enhancements for the library, special features for the park, and programs for the community. 

Gifts may be “In Honor of” or “In Memory of”. 

Gifts can be pledged and paid in two installments by July 2020. To pledge, please complete the Letter of Intent below. 

Letter of Intent to Pledge

Felton Discovery Park Sponsorship Opportunities

Visit our Felton Discovery Park page for information on sponsoring garden areas, watershed learning areas, environmental education components, play areas, and commemorative benches and trees.  

Donor Recognition

Thank you, generous donors! The fundraising campaign before the library opening raised more than $500,000 to support the enhancements above AND make it possible for the park to be completed on time despite spiraling construction costs. You are the reason we are fulfilling our community’s goal “to make the library and park the best they can be!”

Now that the new Felton Branch is a reality, Felton Library Friends will continue to raise funds to ensure that both library and park will continue to be enhanced and maintained, and that community members of all ages will enjoy robust library and park programming well into the future.

We thank all the generous donors whose gifts were received by August 31, 2019, for helping to launch this exciting project. They will be honored at their giving level on the permanent donor wall in the library entrance (individual donors of $500+ and business donors of $1,500+).

New donors to FLF will be recognized in the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries quarterly newsletter. Donors of $500+ will be recognized in updates to the donor list on the FLF website, and receive an invitation to an annual private event at the library.

Thank you to our generous donors!


Contributors $500+

Kathryn Hill


The following community members who donated to the FLF fundraising campaign are honored on the donor wall in the library entrance for helping to make the Felton Branch Library and Park a reality.

Founders $100,000+

The Verutti Family
Kenneth & Shirley Whalen Family Trust 

Builders $50,000+

The Carol Anicka Mihalik Memorial Fund for the San Lorenzo Valley at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Benefactors $20,000+ 

The Almquist Family, In Memory of Jeff Almquist
Michael & Elaine Fresco
Ira & Denise Schaffer, In Memory of Steve Dondero
Ron & Cindy Sekkel
Mary Wood, In Honor of Glenn & Margaret Coolidge & The Wood Family
Brian Ziel

Patrons 10,000+

Bill & Linda Anderson
Les & Nancy Gardner
Nancy Gerdt & Glenn Lyons
Joe Griffin & Linda Fawcett
Michele & Jim Mosher
The Radan-Kimbrough Family
Missy & Gene Ratcliffe, In Memory of Edward Ratcliffe
Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley, In Honor of Gil Gunn
Lori & Eddie Scher

Sponsors $5,000+

Gaylynn & Dan Firth
The Kenville Family, In Honor of George Francis Kenville, Sr.
Steven & Vivian Leib
David McMurtry & Phyllis Taylor
Supervisor Bruce McPherson
John & Dorene Masterman
Ralph & Chris Miljanich
Douglas Plante & Jill Searles
Sereno Group Coastal
Thompson Builders Corp.

Supporters $1,500+

Judy Anderson, In Memory of Wayne, Betty, & Steve Dennis
Eric Brown & Cathy Lemeshewsky
Dr. Henry J. Burnett & Karen Gedig Burnett
Comerica Bank
Cowboy Bar and Grill
Ernie & Paulette Devonshire
Ernie’s Service Center
John C. Fasolas & Donna Young
Felton Nutrition
Jim Flynn State Farm Insurance
Larry & Julie Haff
Rick Jones, In Memory of Karen Christensen-Jones
Karen Holl & Michael Loik
Horse Sense Education and Advocacy
Liberty Bank
Bob & Terry, Kristi, Ty & Jessica Locatelli
Diane & Gary McCormick
The Madani Team, Room Real Estate
Dr. Jim & Anita Monteith
Nina Moore
Mount Hermon Association
Susan Nemitz
Trey Noon, In Memory of Nancy Noon
Dr. Janice E. Patten, In Memory of Dr. Jack H. Haeger
Kristin, Sebastien, & Katelyn Praly, In Memory of Robert L. Johnson, Jr.
The Reedy Family
Dr. Jono & Janet Reksoatmodjo
Lisa & Tim Robinson
Shelly King Schuur & John Schuur, In Memory of Harold Gilbertson
Judi Sherman & Rachel Bickert
Kelley & Linda Skeff
Barbara Sprenger & Ken Meshke
Mary Jo Walker & Kevin Collins
The Wedeen Hammer Group at Morgan Stanley
Sean Wharton
Donna Ziel, In Memory of Roy McDowell

In-Kind Donors $1,500+

Business with Pleasure
Cary & Jenny Coleman
Hallcrest Vineyards
ninamo design
Press Banner
Wild Roots Market

Contributors $500+

Mary Adamson, In Honor of Frances & Frank Adamson ● Valerie Ahlgren, In Memory of Dexter D. Ahlgren ● Tandy Beal & Jon Scoville ● Beth Marie Benjamin, In Honor of the Nelson & Benjamin Families ● Linda Bixby Family ● Lise & Cliff Bixler, In Honor of Sam & Lillian MolmudThe Bremm Fitler Valenzuela Village The Broughton Family ● J.M. Brown ● Karen & Howard Burman ● Stephanie Carrol & Bob Fultz ● Cathy & Richard Clausen, In Memory of Jean & John Clausen ● Friends of the Scotts Valley Library ● Virginia Gilbertson & Friends, In Memory of Harold Gilbertson ● Susan & Pat Gill  ● Renae & Darrel Gleason  ● Paul Gould & Jenni Fox ● Robert & Karna Gottdener, In Memory of Steve Dondero ● Mary & Joe Hammer ●  Judith Husted ● Debra Jennings  ● Father Nathaniel & Sue Johnson, In Memory of Dick & Jeane Downs ● Bill Jurgens & Francine Lapides  ● Alexis Krostue ● Paula & Dave Kuty  ● Todd & Betty LaPorte ● Anita & Ken Lande  ● The Largay Family ● Dan Lazarus ● Gail Levine ● Bob & Barbara Lewis ● Paul Machlis & Mira Haslam ● Nancy & Ken Macy ● Marilyn Marzell & Patti Maxine ● Jen Michelsen ● Joseph Mount, In Memory of Robert Mount ● Fred Nielsen & Stephanie Knoop ● Kevin & Lisa O’Connor ● Sandy O’Leary, In Memory of Merv, Connie, & Fiona O’Leary ● Lisa & Larry Olivo, In Memory of Amanda Olivo Lynda Phillips & Leighton Keeling ● Helen Power & Dean Dubbe ● Yakeen Qawasmeh & Courtney Martin, In Honor of Keeno & Theo Qawasmeh  ● Jim & Diane Rapoza, In Memory of Lee Rapoza ● Marilyn Robertson ● Adra Ross ● The Rubin Family –Scott, Becca, Evvi, Joyce, & Richard ● Renee Shepherd ● Nancy & Ray Sherrod ● Jody Snyder & Noel Littlejohns  ● Michael & Lesley Tierra ● Ronnie Trubek ● Doug Urbanus ● Elizabeth Watson, In Memory of Virginia Lee Kennedy ● Virginia Wright & Tom Fredericks, In Memory of Shirlee & David Byrd ●  Thomas Wynn & Beth Lilienthal

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters!

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