Now that the new Felton Branch is a reality, Felton Library Friends continues 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 programming well into the future.

Donations may be made on this web site by clicking the Donate button. Checks may be written to Felton Library Friends and mailed to PO Box 1245, Felton CA 95018. Gifts may be “In Honor of” or “In Memory of”. All donations are tax-deductible. FLF is a chapter of Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Individuals who wish to make gifts from their IRA required minimum distribution, appreciated stock, or estate may find tax incentives. A tax or legal advisor can help you determine how to give most advantageously or help you create a legacy by making a bequest to the Felton Branch Library.

Felton Discovery Park Sponsorship Opportunities

Visit our Felton Discovery Park page for information on sponsoring garden areas, environmental education components, play areas, and more. Learn about the Parks Legacy Program for commemorative benches and trees.

Donor Recognition

Donors 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 will receive an invitation to an annual private event for donors at the library.

The generous donors who helped launch this project by donating before the library and park opened in 2020 are honored at their giving level on the permanent donor wall in the library entrance (individual donors of $500+ and business donors of $1,500+).

The fundraising campaign raised more than $500,000 to support enhancements and made it possible for the park to be completed on time despite spiraling construction costs. It also created a robust fund for programs.

To see photos of donors who named rooms, spaces and collections in the new library,
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Thank you to our generous donors!


Contributors $500+

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo
Kathryn and Fred Hill
Dr. Janice E. Patten, In Memory of Dr. Jack H. Haeger


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
Bonny Doon Environmental Systems
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
David, Angel & Beckham Gill
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. Johnsen, 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, In Memory of Bernice Skoug  ● 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 ● Barbara Kaiser ● 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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