About

Our Mission

The White Plains Library Foundation proudly supports the work of the White Plains Public Library to transform lives, every day. The Library provides critical resources for education, literacy, civic engagement and lifelong learning.

The Foundation advances library service by raising funds to support initiatives such as early literacy, after-school programs, homework help, teen activities, literary and cultural events, online services, and expanded choices for reading, listening and viewing.


Thank You to Our Donors

Janice Abbott & Richard Bernstein
Ken Abels
Patricia Keegan Abels
Dr. Raul E. Acosta & Selma Gluck-Acosta
Cynthia Adams
Charlie & Kitty Agro
The Haynes Family
The Allstate Foundation
Teresa Alvarez
Zelda Ambrose
Adrienne Ament
Diane M. Ametrano
Thor H. Andersen
Loretta & Walter Anderson
Jon & Anita Arguiarro
Robert Arnow
John Asiel
John & Janet Bailey
Bobbi & Simon Baker
Caryl L. Ballin
Warren & Amy Barest
Roland N. Barnes & Charlotte Hope Szabo
Neil Beilenson
Robin & James Benerofe
Marla & Lawrence Berg
Joy & Paul Bergins
Patricia & Martin Bernstein
Fern Bindelglass
Vitina Biondo & Yosef Riemer
Ellen Blauner
Deborah Bloom
Philip & Nina Blumenfeld
Hon. Benjamin Boykin II
Eileen Bradley
Fran & Ray Broderick
Lester Bronstein & Benjie Schiller
Paul A. Bronzo/The Bronzo Group
Stacie & Todd Brooks and Family
Anne & Luvaghn Brown
Brown Bickler & Co.
Iris & Jim Brucks
Joshua Brumberg
Frank & Dorothy Bruni
Don & Naomi Buchwald
Hon. David & Lara Buchwald
William & Margit Burmeister
Richard E. & Miriam J. Freedman-Carmen
Jackie Cartwright & Keith Maitland
Chang K. Park Foundation
Joanne Ciaramella-Sayer
The Citrone Family
Greta & Julian Cohan
Roni & Steve Cohen
Renee Cohen
Jane Cohn
Ona & Julius Cohn
Jerusha Coltof
Barry H. & Monica J. Colvin
Barbara Cooper
Karen D’Arcy Couzens
Diane Couzens
Denis & Derry Crosley
John Cruikshank & Diane Hayward
Celia Cruz
Marylyn Crystal
Cuddy & Feder LLP
Cathy & Derrin Culp
Denise J. D’Ambrosio & Robert M. Maccarone
Elias Dagher
Renate & Cormac Daly
Barbara & Richard Dannenberg
Courtney Darts
Susan Davis
Jen DeMilio
Anonymous
David J. Dickoff, MD
Susan T. Dicosola
Doris Dingott
Jean & Mike Divney
Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Doehring
Carol & Al Dold
Ann & Robert Dougherty
Larysa Dubovik
Jennifer Earl
Jane Marie Eddy
Ann Edwards
Chris & Bob Eifler
Elmwood Charity Fund, Inc.
Jo Falcone
Colleen M. Fay
Marge Feder
Lois & Stephen Fendler
Rai A. Fernandez, AIA, Bermello Ajamil
Karla Feuer & William Falk
Diana & Michael Fierro
Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Fishman
Harold Fong
The Food Bank for Westchester
Gilda & Murray Forseter
Mark Fowler & Jessica Kaplan
Jonathan & Amy Freedman
Freeman Bros
Sheila & Bob Friedland
Hon. Dennis Krolian
Hon. John & Susan Kirkpatrick
Friends of Nadine Hunt Robinson
Friends of the White Plains Public Library
Friends of The White Plains Youth Bureau
Friends of Tom Roach
Hope L. & John L. Furth
Jeane & John Garment
Amy & Larry Geiger
Marcia & Lionel Geltman
German International School New York
Judy & David Gilberg Charitable Fund
Pam & Elliott Glass
Marjorie R. Gleit
Donna Goldbloom
Margaret Goodman
Barbara I. Gordon
Kenneth & Susan Gordon
Bonnie Grant
Helen L. Greer
Doris & Norbert Gruenfeld
Leonard N. Gruenfeld
Dinorah Gutierrez
Carl & Mary Hamby
Karen & Dave Hamlin
Wade & Lori Hardy
Constance Haslett & Scott Nammacher
Peter & Judith Haynes
The Haynes Family
Susan & Richard Hecht
Ursula Heinrich
Ray & Flo Hert
Elizabeth Hiden
Allen Hochberg
Jane & Steven Hochman
Kristine & Steve Holden
Holden Brothers, P.C.
Libby & Tom Hollahan
Kim & Marc Honig
Phyllis & Peter Honig
W. Jean Horkans
Evelyn Placek & Gary Horowitz
IBM
Midori Im
J. M. Innes
Rosemary Isaacs
Maki Itoh
Aaron & Claudia Jaffe
Tim James & Liz Shollenberger
The Jasne Family
Cindy & Tom Jedynak
Mary Helen Jordan
Mrs. Andrea L. Kaminsky
Stephen & Joan Kass
Julius & Eleanor Kass Family Foundation
Eugene & Beth Kava
Richard Kaye & Susan Strickler
Brian Kenney & Osbely Tala
Ann M. Kessler
Matt & Deidre Kimble
John & Susan Kirkpatrick
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Carol & Eugene Klein
David & Evelyne Klein
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Klingenstein
Irene Kohn & Hal Silverman
Hernan & Romina Korin
Thomas Kozak
Meg Hertz & Glenn Kreielsheimer
Dennis & Ellie Krolian
Abby & Jeffrey Kurnit
Bernice & Jerome Lachs Philanthropic Fund
Ellen Lambert & David Buxenbaum
Susan Gerbino
Joann & Todd Lang
Latino U. College Access, Inc.
League of Women Voters of White Plains
The Lebowich Fund
Hon. Milagros Lecuona
Mimi & Jules Leibman
Barbara & Kenneth Leish
Sr. Mary Lenore R.D.C.
Aimee Lepe
Blaine & Stephen Levenson
Linda Levine
Martin A. & Elaine Levitin
Janet L. Levy
Harley Lewis
Frank & Michelle Lichtenberg
Jessica Lonski
Barbara R. Loucks
Christopher & Margaret LoVergine
Lyn Lubliner & Gerald Wineberger
Lucile & Maurice Pollak Fund
Macy’s Foundation
Bevin Maguire & Craig Hunt
Anthony Justic of Maier, Markey, & Justic LLP
Anne & Joe Majsak
Rita Malmud
Gerald & Joanne Mannarino
Anlee Marcus
Judith & Michael Margulies
P. Robert Marich & Marie Silverman Marich
Barbara & Martin Marks
Mark & Carol Marotta
Hon. & Mrs. John M. Martin
THE MATSURI, the Japan Cultural Festival
David & Elizabeth Mayeri
Eileen McGarvey & Kevin Krug
Joanne McGrath & Jim Aucone
Kathy & Kevin McGrath
Marie McMahon
McMahon,Lyon&Hartnett Funeral Home
Ellen Meier & Steve Nelmes
Judith Meisels
Stefania Mignone
Cora Miles
Carlos Milian
Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Miller
Dr. Irwin Miller
Virginia & Ted Mills
Mionetto USA
Lorraine R. Mollo
The Molloy Family
Marjolein Mooney
Morgan Stanley
Judith Meyer & Theodore Morse
June & Don Moskovitz
Mary Anne Mullen
Diana Munder
Brian & Susan Murphy
Alexis & Irv Myones
John & Hannah Nelson
Nancy Nemlich
Judy & Stuart Nevins
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division
O’Callaghans
O’Connor, McGuinness, Conte, Doyle, Oleson, Watson & Loftus, LLP
Rosemary & Mark O’Grady
Musical Munchkins
Patricia Lynn Oliva
Hon. Pauline C. Oliva
Orange Bank & Trust Company
Alvin Pam
The Pape Family Fund of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
Aron Pasternack & Catherine Perri
NY State Assembly – Hon. Amy R. Paulin
The Peckham Family Foundation
Ralph E. Penny, CFP
Alice B. Perkins
Louis Petralia
John E. Phelan
Jean & Henry Pollak
Margaret M. Postlewaite & Gerard F. Kiernan
Jeanne B. Quinn
Anne & Rick Rabideau
Catharine Raffaele
Judy & Steven Rieger
Andrea & Stephen Ritchin
Rae Faith Robinson
Philip & Dorinn Rodman
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rogan
Robert & Renana Rosenbloom Family Fund
Joseph & Roberta Rosenblum
Maureen Rothschild DiTata
Stan Rubenstein
Nancy Rubini & Richard Aks
Joel Rudikoff
Nancy & Douglas Ruttenberg
Vinay Sawant
Dorothy & Jonathan Schere
Thomas & Mary Scherer
Lynnette E. Scherzer
David & Alice Schiff
Judy P. Schulman
Rhona Merkur & Paul Schupak
Liz Schutt & Abel Lushiku
Max & Gail Schwartz
Susan & Edward Schwartz
Barbara & Paul Schwarz
Hope & Kevin Scully
Scully Construction LLC
Roberta & Andrew Seidman
Roxane Seitz
Ilene Semiatin
Denise O. Matthews-Serra
Ethel & Murray Shapiro
Lara & Peter Shortall
Michele & George Siebes
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher&Flom LLP
Hon. Beth Smayda
Howard & Beverly Smith
Stanley Sokol
Joan & Laurence Sorkin
Michael & Beth Stanton
Nancy & John Steger
Betsy & Wally Stern
Gerald & Ruth Stern
John & Betsy Steward
Mr. & Mrs. John Stratta
The Syd & Jan Silverman Foundation in honor of The Marich Family
Diane H. Tabakman & David W. Rhodes
The Tabb Family
Toshiko Taniyama
Oren J. Teicher
Ann Toffel
Tokyo Zairyo (USA) Inc.
Miriam W. Turkel
John & Anne Uglum
Michael Valenti
Radina Valova
L. G. Vazquez Family
Theodore Vun
Beth & Brian Wallach
Jennifer & Ralph Watts
Betsy and Stanley Weiner Charitable Effort
Amy & Michael Weiner
Harriet & Paul Weissman
Barbara & Barry Wenglin
Susan Werner & William Barkin
The Westchester Bank
Theda Z. White
White Plains Hospital
White Plains Teachers Association
Joan Wiener
Leslie S. Wiesen
Rosemary & John Williams
John S. Wilson
Melinda Wolfe & Ken Inadomi
Nick Wolff
Peter D. Wolfson & Laura L. Butterfield
Sandy & Madeline Zevon
Anonymous Donors
(for the fiscal year ending 6.30.17)

WPLF Board of Directors

Tabakman pic
Diane H. Tabakman
Board President

President/Secretary: Diane H. Tabakman is an active community volunteer and has served on the boards of several local not-for-profit organizations.  Her background includes executive positions in corporate human resources and fund development.

Vice President: Beth Kava had a long career in public education, retiring as Social Studies Coordinator for the White Plains  Public Schools in 2002  and from the School of Education at Pace University in 2014.  She is an active member of the League of Women Voters.

Vice President: Gail Schwartz is a retired middle school teacher and is a volunteer in the education program at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Treasurer: Richard Hecht is a retired Managing Partner of Marks Paneth & Shron LLP, currently works as a financial and tax consultant, has served as Treasurer on non-profit boards, and is active in the White Plains community on the City of White Plains Budget Advisory Committee.  

 

Janet Bailey has recently retired after a long career in scholarly publishing at John Wiley, Elsevier Science, Macmillan, and Special Libraries Association. Her focus has been on publishing for libraries and societies. She is currently a volunteer tutor for Westchester Library System and is on the Board of the White Plains Figure Skating Club.

James Benerofe is a real estate developer and editor/publisher of Suburban Street News of White Plains.

Denise J. D’Ambrosio is counsel at Phillips Nizer LLP in the firm’s Environmental Law and Land Use & Government Relations practices, and is a member and past President of the White Plains Public Library Board of Trustees.

Jen DeMilio is an active member of the Church St. and Middle School PTAs and works in the office of Our Lady of Sorrows and at Lifetime Fitness. Serves on Special Events Committee.

Yuki Itoh Haynes is a former intellectual property legal assistant who is currently at home raising her two young children.  She is Secretary of the White Plains Public Library Board of Trustees.

Susan Hecht is a retired nursery school teacher, and she just retired as a Home Visitor in The Parent Child Program of WJCS. She is currently a volunteer ESL tutor at the Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester.

Kristine Holden is an attorney in White Plains with Holden Brothers, PC, practicing in the areas of real estate and estate planning.  She is also an active volunteer with PTAs at White Plains schools and the White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival.

Richard Kaye is a member of the firm of Ellenoff Grossman & Scholle LLP in New York City, specializing in corporate, commercial and real estate litigation.  He is a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley located at the Maria Farreri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla and a member of the Board of Directors of Manhattan based Arts & Minds, Inc.

Joan Kass is an adjunct professor at Pace University School of Education, specializing in language acquisition and teacher training in world languages. Previously, she was Coordinator of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) in the White Plains Public Schools.

Gregory Keenan is owner of Uno Chicago Grill in White Plains. He and his wife are strong advocates for reading and literacy.

Brian Kenney is Director of the White Plains Public Library.

Barbara R. Loucks a long-time resident of White Plains, is a former children’s overnight camp director and retired retail specialist whose volunteer activities have centered on the education and welfare of youth.

Denise Matthews-Serra is President of the White Plains Public Library Board of Trustees and serves on the board without need for election.  She chairs the Foundation’s Corporate Development committee.

Marjolein Mooney recently retired from Yonkers Public Schools, where she was a teacher of English as a Second Language. Earlier in her career, she worked for People to People Student Ambassadors leading high school student groups on international travel programs.

Radina Valova is an attorney at the Pace Energy and Climate Center at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains. Prior to joining the Center, Radina worked in commercial litigation and managed a sustainability education program for community college students in Santa Monica, California.

Nicholas Wolff is a licensed broker with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, and a life-long White Plains resident and graduate of White Plains High School and a member of its Hall of Fame.  An active community volunteer, he is past President of the Foundation, currently serves as President of Family Services of Westchester, Vice President of the White Plains Housing Authority, and a board member of El Centro Hispano, Thomas Slater Center, Friends of Public Education in Wthie Plains, and the Sister St. John Center for Literacy.

Nancy Rubini, WPLF Executive Director  Nancy joined the Foundation in 2016. Her prior experience includes fundraising for the Jacob Burns Film Center, Pro Bono Partnership and Building with Books. Before working with nonprofit organizations, Nancy held various positions in the Public Finance Department at Standard & Poor’s Corporation.