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Thank you to everyone who supported the KCLS Foundation in 2023!

The work of the KCLS Foundation to fund new and innovative programs at our libraries would not be possible without the support of every single donor, volunteer, partner, patron, and stakeholder. Thank you.

I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the transformative impact our program has on the communities we serve. Your support empowers us to make a tangible difference.

-Shiba, Kent Library Welcoming Center Ambassador

  • KCLS Foundation’s Leadership Giving Circle is a group of more than 100 individuals, businesses, and community leaders exemplifying their commitment to and support of the mission of KCLS – to deliver free, open, and equal access to ideas and information to all members of our community. These donors, contributing $2,500 or more annually, are passionate and vital stewards of our libraries. Thank you to our 2023 Leadership Giving Circle Members.

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    Gillian Allen and Nicholas Barratt

    Linda Andrews

    Chun Hian Ang

    Kamila and Rod Kaliszuk Assis

    Claudia and Brandon Ballheim

    Laurie Besteman and Jack Lauderbaugh

    Doreen Bingo and Mark Hiley

    Charu and Jeff Bogdan

    Mitch and Barbara Boss

    Eric and Sue Boyd

    Sarah and Deon Brewis

    Daniel Brown

    Cathleen and Scott Brueske

    Paul Brynes

    Teresa and Matt Byers

    Steve and Stacy Carlson

    Pennie Clark Ianniciello

    Ailynn Knox Collins and Sonnie Ang

    Larry and Amy Corey

    Katie and Jeff Currier

    Mindy D'Andrea

    Laura Dillaway

    Anne and Bob Douglas

    Erika Dowd and Douglas Lanman

    Pamela and Kenneth Eakes

    Donald Estberg

    Lisa and Fred Farin

    Robert and Judith Fisher

    Mike and Cameron Frantz

    Patricia Friel

    Gary Gao

    Linda Glenicki

    Kari Glover

    Julia and Martin Goldstein

    Desiree Good and Aaron Rocke

    Jeff and Sharon Guddat

    Yvonne Hall

    Jane Hamada

    Glen and Nancy Hammond

    Petunia Charitable Fund

    Ila Hemm

    Susan Hempstead

    Greg and Elizabeth Hendershott

    Suzanne Hittman

    Aaron and Jaime Hoard

    Elaine and John Hogle

    Jim Hogue

    Steve Hoover

    Toni Hoover and Al Nettles

    John Hughey

    Patricia A Hunter

    Ducksoon Hwang and Mark Jenks

    Jesse and Matt Janda

    Rajesh Jha and Sudha Mishra

    Lisa Johnsen and Jody Crow

    Anna and Brett Johnson

    Nancy and Howard Johnson

    Jan Jones and Jerry Kracht

    Debbie and Michael Kuehner

    Hot Chocolate Fund

    Bobette Lee

    David Lee and Shana Moffatt

    LeGrow Family

    Mary Liveratti

    Sara Liveratti

    Gregory Lumen

    Jenn Martin

    Corenne McBeth

    Sue McConnaha

    Patrick and Joanna McKay

    Anena and Tony Metoyer

    Laurie Miyauchi

    Harriett Morton

    Stephen Muecke

    Erin Neubauer

    Janice Nishimori

    Justin and Yini Nordin

    John and Mary Pat Osterhaus

    Rick and Peggy Ostrander

    Barry and Linda Owen

    Jeannette and Carl Pergam

    Mark and Debra Perry

    Mary Pigott

    Dav Pilkey

    Martha and Adam Pinsky

    Jim Powell

    Srini Raghavan

    Akane Suzuki and Alex Rea

    Anne Repass and JJ Ewing

    Caroline Shipley Rhoads

    Elizabeth Rudolf

    Piper Sangston and Tad Buhman

    Berta Seltzer

    Ron and Eva-Maria Sher

    Shannon Smith and Tom Hickey

    Steve Smith

    Walt Smith

    John and Jennifer Spaith

    Kyle and Kristin Sugamele

    Rick and Frances Taylor

    Laurie Thompson

    Jeanne Thorsen and Tom Mayer

    Kashi Vishwanath

    Diane Wagner and Jeffrey Harbaugh

    Allan and Laurie Wenzel

    Coralyn Whitney and Dwight Gadd

    George Whyel

    Jim Wigfall and Maria Villa Wigfall

    Barbara Wood

    Thomas Woodman

    Lisa and Michael Yamasaki

    Mary Zinn

  • Sponsorships, grants, and corporate partnerships are key to our ability to scale programs and services that are funded by the Foundation. This increased capacity to serve our most vulnerable communities is made possible by these organizations. Thank you.

    View all of our Sponsors & Partners

  • For generations, King County Libraries have been a staple for lifelong learning, access, and community. Members of the Literary Legends Society help sustain and fund crucial, innovative, and diverse programs and services throughout our libraries for generations to come by designating the KCLS Foundation in their estate planning and legacy giving.

    Learn more about this honorary group and how to join.