Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Mark Twain Learning Center Endowment

The donors listed below have made significant contributions during the past five years to establish a permanent endowment supporting the Jean and Charles Lane Learning Center at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Branch Library. This Learning Center is the most heavily used among all 12 Learning Centers in the Long Beach Public Library system.  Talented bilingual Learning Guides are available to help children and families with homework, English language learning, reading aloud and job searches.    

These special donors are recognized by brushed steel nameplates located in various areas in the Mark Twain Library, and also on our Interactive Donor Touch Screen located in the lobby. To view the photos and information about these donors, please click on the image below, then click the "Donors" button, and then "Meet Our Donors." You can also look up "Virtual Yellow Bricks" purchased in support of the Learning Center.
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The Mark Twain Learning Center Endowment Fund is invested in vehicles that generate income and protect the principal. The income is used to help pay for the Learning Guides, computer leases, software and materials. A portion of the income is reinvested to ensure future growth.

We are very grateful to the following contributors for their generous support:

Tamara Achauer
In memory of Bruce M. Achauer M.D.

Judge Jacob Adajian and Dr. Kenia Casarreal Adajian*

Seymour and Reva Alban

Cheryl R. Avirom

Drs. Mary E. Barton and Thomas Mayes

The Family of Josephine Molina Battiste

Cambodia Town, Inc.

Sue and Dr. Darrell Cannon

Margaret and Charles Durnin

Mayor Bob and Nancy Foster
In honor of their grandchildren

Steve and Mary Hancock Hinds
In memory of Ross Miho

Cordelia Howard & Doris Soriano
 In memory of Lynda Fritz

Jack and Barbara Irvin

Diane W. Jacobus and Nancy D. Kimber, M.D.

Joan and John Knight, EKS Foundation

Jean and Charles Lane*

LeBurta G. Atherton Foundation

Jeri and George Medak
In memory of Grant Hampton

Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation

Richard Neri and Kurt Schulzman

Marty O'Malley

Gene and June Richey

Peter and Eleanore Schmidt

Ken Slaybaugh Memorial

Southern California Edison
(Learning Center Operations Community Grant)

Leo and Judge Judith Vander Lans

* Deceased