An investment in the Spectrum Presidential Initiative is an investment in lives. Many thanks to the following individuals and organizations for helping make dreams come true!

$100,000 – $300,000



$1,000 – $4,999

  • Dr. Camila A. Alire
  • Lucas Alvarez
  • American Indian Library Association
  • American Library Association – Chicago Headquarters Staff
  • APALA & REFORMA Northern California Chapters
  • Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of ALA
  • Bank of America
  • Gladys Smiley Bell
  • Angelina Benedetti
  • Kathleen Bethel
  • Irene Briggs
  • Gregory L. Calloway
  • iSchool at Drexel and Drexel University
  • Barbara Eschner and Dick Cantley Dinner in Memory of Rob Clowney
  • Keith Michael Fiels
  • Barbara Ford
  • Freedom to Read Foundation
  • Mary W. Ghikas
  • Michael Gorman
  • Grinnell College Librarians, in honor of Rebecca Stuhr
  • Tracie D. Hall
  • W. Michael Havener
  • Luis Herrera
  • Dora T. Ho
  • Sara Kelly Johns
  • Falona Joy
  • Dr. Em Claire Knowles
  • Los Angeles Public Library/ Library Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Marquette University
  • James G. Neal
  • New Jersey Spectrum Scholarship Committee
  • Ocean County (NJ) Library
  • Ohio Library Council
  • Kim Olsen-Clark
  • Public Library Association, a division of ALA
  • Mark A. Puente
  • James Rettig
  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA
  • San Diego area Spectrum Scholars
  • Patricia Glass Schuman
  • Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Student Groups
  • Russell Shank
  • Roberta A. Stevens
  • Maureen Sullivan
  • Winston Tabb
  • Tennessee Library Association
  • Eugene Tkalitch
  • UCLA ALA Student Chapter
  • University of Arizona SIRLS & REFORMA – Tucson Chapter
  • University of Michigan Librarians
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies
  • Whispering Bells Foundation Charitable Trust
  • Tom Wilding
  • W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Yolo County Library dinner, hosted by Patty Wong and Ken Yamashita

Honor Roll of Planned Giving Donors to the Spectrum Scholarship Program

  • William R. Gordon
  • Dr. Em Claire Knowles
  • Dr. Betty J. Turock
  • J. Linda Williams

For more information about establishing a Planned Gift, contact the ALA Development Office at or by calling 1-800-545-2433 ext 5049.

Add Your Support

Visit to make an online contribution today. Or complete a pledge form and mail it with your check payable “American Library Association – Spectrum” to the ALA Development Office at 50 E. Huron, Chicago IL 60611.