Purple Crayon Fund

Do you believe in the power of the free library to transform barriers into opportunities?
To transform curiosity into knowledge?

Everyone listed below sure does. They’ve recently made a tax-deductible gift to the Kansas City Public Library’s Annual Fund. And this year? We’ve done something fun: we’ve renamed our 2018 end-of-year campaign after Library Director Crosby Kemper’s favorite children’s book, Harold and the Purple Crayon.

In the book, Harold uses his magical purple crayon to problem solve, to dream, to create the world he wants to see around him. Every donor listed here has armed library patrons with the purple crayons they need to break down barriers, to dream big, to create a better future for their families.

If you don’t see your name listed below, I hope you’ll join the Purple Crayon Family today by clicking on the Donate button and making your fully tax-deductible gift to the Kansas City Public Library.

(List updated weekly)

The Purple Crayon Family

Richard and Emily Ballentine

Chuck and Joan Battey

Bruce Bettinger

Thomas and Mary Bloch

Joanne Bluford

Lanny Brewer

Peggy Brockschmidt

Diane and Clyde Brownstone

Patricia Canfield and Stanley Bushman

Bibie Chronwall

Douglas and Terri Curran

Jo Anna Dale

Anne and William Damico

Roy Davidson

Lewis Diuguid

Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart

Gina Enfranca

Peggy and Dennis Farney

Diane Gancy

Bill and Christy Gautreaux

Karen and Robert Gibbons

Logan Heggemann

George Helmkamp

Elisabeth Helmuth

Carol Hobbs

Billie Howard Barnes

Gerald Hynes

Bryce Jones

Mary Olive Joyce

Marilou Joyner

Jonathan and Nancy Lee Kemper

Julie Kemper Foyer

Jerry Knoll

Laura Lovinger

Donna and Rex Martin

Tami Martin

Gary McCoy

Robert McDowell

The McMeel Family

Rachel Merlo

Mindy Meyer

Karen A. Miller

Ronald K. Miller

Virginia Miller

Andrea Morey

Glenda and Sid Nau

Frank and Jo Neff

Lewis Nerman

Earl and June Padgett

Barbara Ponder

The Reed Family

Julia and Paul Rola

Robert Schiele

Ronald Scrogham and Christina Ivers

Leland and Jill Shurin

Cyprienne Simchowitz and Jerry White

John and Susan Simonson

Joshua and Jane Sosland

Catherine and Ronald Sterk

Paul T. Stewart

Gail and Howard Sturdevant

Christina Sullivan

Diane Timmons

Nora Wages

Robin Wall

Rebecca White

Anna Wiber

Patty and Tom Wood

Art F. Wortman

Angie Young

Ron Zoglin and Debra Shouse

Friends of the Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club