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 and the OCPL system.


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 OCPL and the county-wide library system.

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 extend sincere gratitude to our Sponsors, Literary Circle members, Patrons, Donors and all our subscribers for their generous support of the 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
Steve Kulick
Kathleen & Daniel Mezzalingua
John & Catherine Shamlian
Doug Wood


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

Leonard Fonte
Ted & Jennifer Hanousek
Baird & Sarah Hansen
Ruth Hart
Marcia Hayden-Horan
Virginia Hoveman
Cynthia Kirby
Edward & Lena Kochian
Ellen Laberge
Renee Levy
James & Patricia MacKiilop
Alice & Robert Manning
Kevin & Suzanne McAuliffe
Melissa McElroy-Elve
Sarah Mcllvain
Susan Mitchell
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
Catherine & John Shamlian
Anne Spitzer
Ken & Lois Spitzer
Jill & Ron Stratton
Marilyn Tucci
Kristia Valetta
Barbara Watkins
Lucia Whisenand
Joanne Sassi Willcox