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 focl@onlib.org.

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 2018-2019 Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series.*


Allyn Family Foundation
Barclay Damon, LLP
Gifford Foundation
Le Moyne College
Upstate Medical University
Linda Witherill


Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Jewish Community Foundation of
Central New York
National Grid
Stickley, Audi & Co
Visual Technologies


Cygnus Management Foundation Inc.
Herbert S. & Eleanore L. Howard
Charitable Foundation
The Marrone Law Firm
Woodbine Hospitality Group

Literary Circle

Kyle Bass
Barb Connor & Doug Wood
Peggy Fabic
Robert (Jeff) Gillea
Steven Kulick
Kathleen & Daniel Mezzalingua
OCPL Board of Trustees
John & Catherine Shamlian


Richard & Maxene Alderman
Mary Ann & Gary Allen
Ann Marie Bergold
Angela Bernat
Stephen Bittner
Donald Blair & Nancy Dock
Joan Brooks
Nancy Caple
Sarah Charney
Jessica & Norman Cohen
Paul & Linda Cohen
Jean Currie
Susan Dahline
Marlene Denney
Nancy J. Durkin
Carol Dwyer
Betsy Elkins
Karen & William Fisher
Leonard Fonte
Carlos Gavilondo
Marcelle Haddix

Baird & Sarah Hansen
Rebecca Harris
Ruth Hart
Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan
Deborah & Richard Hole
Virginia Hoveman
Cynthia Kirby
Edward & Lena Kochian
Kara Krueger
Ellen LaBerge
Janice & David Liddell
Linda Lowen
James MacKillop
Alice & Robert Manning
Mary Massad
Andrew Maxwell
Kevin & Suzanne McAuliffe
Sarah McIlvain
Debra Merryweather
Robert Michiel

Jennifer Milligan
Deborah Moore
Terry Morris
John & Elizabeth Mosher
Samantha Muldoon
Janet Munro
Patricia Numann
Ginny Biesiada O’Neill & Tom O’Neill
Marilyn Pinsky
Bill & Carol Rogers
Peter Sarver
Anita Schmidt-Kyanka
Tom Schwarz
Anne Spitzer
Ken & Lois Spitzer
Jill & Ron Stratton
Marilyn Tucci
Kristia Valetta
Elaine Walter
Lucia Whisenand
Joanne Sassi Willcox

*Listing indicates support received as of 11-21-18. Thank you!