1952 to 2012

Longtime friend of City Lights, Deborah Gardner, whose goals were to

advance poetry and encourage young writers, passed away on Tuesday,

April 24th, 2012. She and her husband, Keith, were sustaining supporters

of City Lights Foundation from its inception in 2000. We will deeply miss

Deborah and her optimistic enthusiasm for literature and the arts.





The City Lights Foundation would like to thank all of our donors for their contributions, and for supporting arts and literacy in San Francisco and beyond.


Sustaining Donors

Tom & Rita Bottoms

Deborah & Keith Gardner

Greti Croft Ellman

Jennifer Wilson

Eugene & Rosemary Borelli

Donald A. Heneghan



Laurie Armstrong

Marcia Bellavance

Liza Berdnik

Thomas Bone

Robert Briggs

Janet Camarena & David Hellman

Chris and Janet Clyde

Geraldine Coad  

Ron Collins   

Stephanie and Peter Coyote

Gerry Crowley

Jerrud Davis

Jason Dewees

Federico de Vera

Michele Doolan

Michael Ellingson

Anne Fleming

Wolfgang & Cola Franzen

Beth and Paul Garon

Ross L. Gourvitz & Shirley J. Stephenson

Mary Grauberger

Nicole Henares

Garrison Keillor

Will Kirkland

George Krevsky

Diane Le Bow

Levi's Strauss & Co

Paula Lillevand

Alejandro & Magaly Murguia

Amy Scholder

Cecile Leneman

Annmaria Lelli

Paula Lillevand

Don Linn

Sterling Lord

Khaled Kaawar

devorah major

Louise Mangini

Patrick Marks

Connie May                                                                                                                                                                                                                Joanna McClure

Jock McDonald

Nion T. McEvoy

Michael Miller

Richard Miller

Victoria Nelson

Patricia O'Donnell

Barbara Paschke

Aaron Peskin

Marie Ponsot

Federico Rampini

Phyllis Schoenwald

Frank Skip Shaffer (Laurel J.)

Sam Shepard

Thomas Silk

Helen and Barbara Songer, and Caesar Marques (in memory of Deborah Gardner)

Frances Stanford (in memory of Deborah Gardner)

Roselyn Swig

Ellen Ullman

Janine Vega

Kenneth and Christina Waldeck

G.L. Weatherford

Jonathan Else

Matt Keister