The Second Century Club

The Reading Room of the Richmond Public Library, 1914. The newly-built Carnegie Library was located at Fourth and Nevin Street.

In 2004, the Foundation launched a fundraising campaign that would both introduce ourselves to the city’s residents and businesses, and mark the beginning of our library’s second century. (The photo on the right reveals what our library looked like more than a century ago.)

Over the next five years, the Second Century Club would raise nearly $50,000 in contributions from 64 donors. These funds helped the Library expand its collections of resources dedicated to supporting student achievement and business success in Richmond.

We are grateful to the many individuals and businesses that contributed to the Second Century Club.

Second Century Club Donors

Bobbie J. Arnold
Maurice Barusch
Byron & Jan Brown
Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand Bueno
Anne Cain, Contra Costa County Library
George and Janie Carroll
Deirdre Cerkanowicz
Chevron Richmond Refinery
Emma Jean Clark
Sara & Peter Cleveland
Doug & Rosemary Corbin
Diana Corbin
Davillier-Sloan, Inc.
Daytona Motors
Carla Della Zoppa
Lumina Media Production
Nick Despota & Nel Benningshof
De Witt Gallery and Framing
In memory of Ross and Winifred Dixon
Dr. Foor Paws Pet Hospital
Virginia G. Finley
Clara-Rae Genser
Joshua Genser and Elaina Spitaels-Genser
Sandi Genser-Maack, Lynn Maack
Sharlet L. Gilbert, Gilbert Consulting Services
Myrna Harris
Kathy L. Haug
R.F. & Associates, Inc.
Judge Patricia Herron, Retired
H & R Plumbing and Drain Cleaners
Janie Ohanneson John
Karen Johnson
The Kiwanis Club of Richmond
In honor of Marissa, Greg, & Josh King
Monique le Conge
Kate Lord
Cheryl Maier & William Dabney
Carol & Bob Mammon
McCloskey Painting
Arlette Merritt
The Mechanics Bank
Judith & Aubrey Morgan

In-kind contributions
John & Barbara Vincent
Gabrielle O’Connell-Merel
Partytime Catering
R & R Electric, Inc.
Virginia Rigney
Rose & Mike Liquor
Bent Rod Machine Shop