Thank out to all of our Library Laureates and to our supporters, volunteers and sponsors for contributing to a successful and very special 2016 Library Laureates Gala! It was a pleasure to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Main Library and to honor Roselyne Chroman Swig with such a generous community of literary and library fans from across the Bay Area.

On March 18th, 2016, over 350 philanthropists, community leaders, authors and corporate partners joined the celebration at this one-of-a-kind evening of cocktails, fine wine and delectable food within intimate salons with an author at each table.  

The Library Laureates Gala raised funds to support the free public library in San Francisco including programs, exhibitions, lectures, resources, events and innovative projects made available only because of the supplement of funds provided beyond those which are available through the city budget.

A special thank you to Mrs. Roselyne Chroman Swig, a former Library Commissioner who helped create the Library Laureates event and is a champion of San Francisco library branches in underserved neighborhoods. 



Thank you to our 2016 Library Laureates Supporters!


Donna Miller Casey
Dagmar Dolby
Senator Dianne Feinstein and Mr. Richard Blum
David and Vicki Fleishhacker
John and Marcia Goldman
Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen
Lucy Jewett
Sarah and Jason Jones
Lydia Shorenstein
Camilla and George Smith
The Swig Family
Ingrid Tauber and Frank Taforo








Donna Miller Casey
Dagmar Dolby
Senator Dianne Feinstein and Richard Blum
David and Vicki Fleishhacker
John and Marcia Goldman
Katie Hall and Tom Knutsen
Lucy Jewett
Sarah and Jason Jones
Lydia Shorenstein
Camilla and George Smith
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Ingrid Tauber and Frank Taforo








John Briscoe and Carol Sayers
Patricia Dinner 
Deborah Doyle and Melvin Whartnaby
The Ishiyama Family
Kuen Lee
Julie and David Levine & Sophie Ziegler and Jonathan Schwartz
Susan and Jay Mall & Marilyn and Murry Waldman
Gary M. Pomerantz and Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
Carol Swig
Marjorie and Susan Swig
Roselyne Chroman Swig
The Voigtsberger Group with Merrill Lynch
Peter Booth Wiley and Valerie Barth, To Honor SFUSD Teacher-Librarians
Diane Wilsey








Randall Bodner and Peter Zubizarreta at UBS Financial Services Inc. 
Dr. Carlota del Portillo
Mick and Sabrina Hellman
Luis and Nancy Herrera
Ellen Huppert
Catherine King and Lisa Beritzhoff & Mikiko Huang and Marshall Stoller
Laura and Michael Lazarus
Steve and Maribelle Leavitt
RMLow Foundation
Howard and Siesel Maibach
Alexandra Moses
Lisa & John Pritzker


Matthew Goudeau
David & Marla Kremer
Rosemary Lucier








Mary Abler
Robert Mailer Anderson
Abra Annes
Chazorae Bell
Blueprint Studios
Patty Breuer
Campari America, the exclusive spirits provider for the 2016 Library Laureates
Coravan Moving
Meg DePriest
Do Good Events
Colleen Dougherty
Everything Audio Visual
Luis Herrera
Marika Holmgren
Cecile Hughes
Michelle Jeffers
Kristina Kearns
Oona Kumataka Design
Michael Lambert
Christian Robinson and Chronicle Books
Rocket Printing
The San Francisco Public Library Facilities, Security and Engineering Teams
SFJAZZ High School All-Stars
Camilla M. Smith
Byron Spooner
Sue & Dick Wollack
And a hearty thanks to our amazing volunteers!



Robert Mailer Anderson
Blue Waters Kayaking
The Honorable Willie Brown, Jr.
Le Central Restaurant
Ann and Gordon Getty
The Golden State Warriors
Luis Herrera 
Robert Hirst
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards
Naomi Kelly
Tom Killion
Catherine King and Lisa Beritzhoff
The Marshall Store
Wendy MacNaughton
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
The San Francisco Giants

Check out a lit of all of the auction items here.


Anchor Books
Robert Mailer Anderson
Baraka Books
Bloomsbury USA
Chronicle Books
City Lights Publishers
Copper Canyon Press
Daw Books
Ferrar, Straus & Giroux
Graywolf Press
Harper Voyager
HarperCollins Publishers
Harvard University Press
Jack Hirschman
Richard Kadrey
Little, Brown and Company
Lyons Press
Janice Mirikitani
Penguin Publishing Group
Penguin Young Readers
St. Martin's Press
Two Dollar Radio
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.


Friends deeply appreciates all contributions to the success of the 2016 Library Laureates event and apologizes for any errors or omissions in recognizing the valuable support received. 

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