Support Friends of the Central Library


Your unrestricted contribution helps to support the Central Library as well as the Onondaga County Public Library system and city and suburban branch libraries. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of someone you chose. With your support we can continue to support literacy and lifelong learning throughout the community.

Individuals who contribute $50 or more will be recognized on our website.  Supporters who contribute $250 or more are recognized on the website and receive invitations to attend our post-lecture receptions.

Make checks payable to the Friends of the Central Library and mail to:
Friends of the Central Library
447 South Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law and support the Onondaga County Public Library.


Sponsors make it possible for FOCL to bring world class authors to our community.  Sponsorship and advertising in our program booklet offer visibility to supporters of the arts and of our local libraries and literacy efforts.  Sponsorships can also offer benefits including tickets to the lecture series and special events. Your support will assist FOCL in providing support to the Central Library, the hub of the OCPL.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or advertiser call our office at 315-435-1832 or e-mail us at

The Friends of the Central Library extends sincere gratitude to our Sponsors, Literary Circle members, Patrons, Donors and all our subscribers for their generous support of the 2017-2018 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series.



Barclay Damon, LLP
Bond, Schoeneck, and King, PLLC
Business Journal News Network
Gifford Foundation
Le Moyne College
Stickley Audi & Co.


Allyn Family Foundation
Genesee Grande Hotel
National Grid
Visual Technologies Corporation
WRVO Public Media


Bousquet Holstein, PLLC
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Literary Circle

Jessica & Norman Cohen
Barb Connor & Doug Wood
Steve Kulick
Kathleen & Daniel Mezzalingua
John & Catherine Shamlian


Richard & Maxene Alderman
Mary Ann & Gary Allen
Paul Barron & Leah Weinberg
Sandra Barrett
Ann Marie Bergold
Angela Bernat
Stephen Bittner
Nancy Caple
Sarah Charney
Paul & Linda Cohen
Shari Cohen
Jean Currie
Marlene Denney
Nancy J. Durkin
Carol Dwyer
Betsy Eikins
Peggy Fabic
Karen & William Fisher
Leonard Fonte
Theodore & Jennifer Hanousek

Baird & Sarah Hansen
Ruth Hart
Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan
Mr. & Mrs. David Hootnick
Virginia Hoveman
Cynthia Kirby
Edward & Lena Kochian
Ellen Laberge
Renee Levy
James MacKillop
Alice & Robert Manning
Kevin & Suzanne McAuliffe
Melissa McElroy-Elve
Sarah Mcllvain
Susan Mitchell
Deborah Moore
Terry Morris
John & Elizabeth Mosher
Janet Munro

Patricia Numann
Virginia & Tom O’Neill
Marilyn Pinsky
Bill & Carol Rogers
Erica Rube
Lorne & Ellen Runge
Peter Sarver
Anita Schmidt-Kyanka
Tom Schwarz
Anne Spitzer
Ken & Lois Spitzer
Jill & Ron Stratton
Marilyn Tucci
Kristia Valetta
Elaine Walter
Barbara Watkins
Susie Weiss
Lucia Whisenand
Joanne Sassi Willcox