Thank You!

Reception to Honor Helen Hubbell

On Friday, December 27, 2013, the Des Moines Public Library Foundation hosted a reception to honor Helen Hubbell and members of the Hubbell family. The reception was held in the children's area of the Franklin Avenue Library. This area of the Franklin Library now has a plaque which reads: "In Honor of Helen and James W. Hubbell, Jr." in recognition of their support for the Capital Campaign. The DMPL Foundation would like to thank Pam Deitrick and her staff at Franklin for their help in hosting the reception.

Thank You to Guide One

As part of the Guide One Insurance Combined Charities Campaign, Guide One employees collected books to be donated to the DMPL Foundation. Fifteen boxes of books were delivered to the Central Library. We appreciate Guide One including the DMPL Foundation in their 2013 campaign.

Thank You AViD 2013 SPONSORS

The AViD visiting author series is made possible by funding raised by the DMPL Foundation. Please help us thank this year’s AViD sponsors: Nationwide Insurance, Downtown Community Alliance, WOW! Wonder of Words Festival, Douglas and Deborah West, Humanities Iowa, Wells Fargo, Iowa Public Radio, Dr. Richard Deming, Principal Financial Group, Ellen Hubbell, Harry Bookey & Pamela Bass-Bookey.There is still time to purchase an AViD mug and show your support of this central Iowa cultural program. The mugs are available for just $15 by calling 515-248-6401 or emailing Michele Hanna at 

Thank You to Homesteaders Life Company

The Homesteaders Life Company made a recent donation for the purchase of new presentation devices for the “Free Advice for Your Device” classes for seniors. The classes offer free training for use of mobile devices to access the Des Moines Public Library’s Virtual Library. Thank you, Homesteaders, for enabling the Library to better serve our senior population.

Thank You to Our Donors!

The following donations were received by the Des Moines Public Library Foundation from August 16 through October 31, 2013.

In Honor of

Wendy Delsol
Mary Kay Shanley & Dennis Rhodes

Denise Holck
Richard & Jane Hinson

Douglas and Deborah West
Joan Dietrich
Mike & Pam Kulik
Bob & Kay Riley

In Memory Of

Marian Agnew
Gerhardt Aswegan
King Au
Sara Bering
Roger Brown
Ronald De Bok
Fredrick DeVries
Lois Engel
Louis Fingerman
Russell Froyd
Sam Kalainov
Daniel Kennedy
John A. Kenworthy
James Nelson
Marcia Sears
Gina Steffen
Sonni Vierling
Susan Voss

George and Katie Carpenter
Catherine Carpenter

George Carpenter
J.C. Brenton
John Burnquist
Jack Foster
Nancy Hewitt
Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Foundation
Helen Hubbell
Mike LaMair
Harrington Mason
Raymond Michel
James Palmer
Richard Riley
Helen Young
Frederick Weitz
Wally Wilson
Louis Zenti

Mark Chapman
Ray Hansen

Henrietta Edwards
Friends of Forest Avenue Library

Albert Garrison
Friends of Forest Avenue Library

Jeanette Herowitz
Shirley Wittenstein

Irene T. Sideman
Richard & Ellen Caplan

Louise Silver
Dennis O’Brien

Dorothy Stone
Friends of Forest Avenue Library


Up to $99
Lee Ann Bakros
Cecelia Browne
John Burnquist
Linda Cunningham
Arthur Dunbar
Gannett Company Employees
GuideOne Insurance /United Way
Charlotte Hutchison
Vicki Ingham
Deanna Jackson
Matthew McCoy
Polk County Extension Office
Janice Scott
The Book Store
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Employees
Shelly Woerner

$100 - $249
Rod Brink
Julie Goldsmith
Mary Gottschalk
Michele Guinn
Michele Hanna
Cora Hayes
Greg Heid
Robyn Hofland
Carolyn Hunter
Suzette Jensen
Stephanie Jutila
Steven & Jan Kaiser
Sam & Lori Kalainov
Mike Kamper
Caroline Levine
Bill Lozier
Dr. Procter Lureman
Cyril Mandelbaum
Elvin McDonald
Kelly Norris
Kenneth Nulph
Glenis Nunn
Rita Perea
Steve & Linda Roe
Richard Schreiber
Mary Kay Shanley
John Shors
State of Iowa Employees
Dr. Stephen Stephenson
Jule Thorsen
Sally Titus
Patsy Tobis
Cecilia Tomlonovic
Martha Wade
Michael Wegner
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Annabel Wimer

$250 - $499
Phyllis Hutchinson

$500 - $999
Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C.
Michele Guinn
Kent Herink
LS2 Group
United Way of Central Iowa
Nancy Woods

$1,000 - $10,000
Dory Briles
City of Des Moines Employees
Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library
Michael & Barbara Gartner
Alan & Denise Holck
Ellen Hubbell
Daniel & Emy Kelly
Meredith Corporation Foundation
Elizabeth Nelson
John & Janis Ruan
Rachel Stauffer
Susan Voss
Wells Fargo Foundation
West Bancorporation Foundation, Inc.


Home Depot
Wells Fargo