26th Season of The Witte Lectures

The Library Foundation will announce the 2024 Season of The Witte Lectures on July 1, 2023.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the Witte Lectures sponsors, supporters, partners, and attendees for a successful 26th Season.

The Witte Lectures 2023 Season included the following speakers. The recordings of the event are available only to Library Foundation members. To view the recordings login to your account.


Contact programs@nbplf.foundation or 949-717-3892.

2023 Sponsors

The Foundation would like to express our deepest gratitude to the funding Sponsors and Partners for the steadfast support and generosity of the Witte Lectures 2023 season.

The Witte Family

John Rallis and Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis
Manouch and Sophie Moshayedi
Barbara Roberts

Karen and Bruce Clark
Don and Pam Gilmour
Morning Bliss Granola
Drs. James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati
Barbara and Greg MacGillivray
Dave and Diane Steffy
Samuel and Tammy Tang
Jill Johnson-Tucker and Larry Tucker

Tom and Elizabeth Edwards
Chris and Malin Fletcher
Whitney Gomez
Kelly and Randy Heyler
Marilyn and Francis Krahe
Janet and Walkie Ray
Latika Sethi
Ellen Shockro
Tom and Marilyn Sutton
Steve and Cyd Swerdlow
Sharon and Greg Wohl
Miles Yourman

Kelly and Bill Campbell
David and Trudi Gartley
Tricia Nichols
Russell Hafer Family Trust

All About You Event Planning
City of Newport Beach
Ed Olen Photography
Firebrand Media LLC
Hi-Time Cellars
Lido Village Books
Newport Beach Public Library
Sterling OC

2022 Witte Committee
Karen H. Clark
Lisa Edwards
Whitney Gomez
John Gunnin
Janet S. Hadley, Chair
Diane Hafer
Signe Keller
Marilyn Krahe
Latika Sethi
Ellen Shockro
Paul Watkins (Library Trustee Liaison)
Jene Witte
Lizanne Witte
Miles Yourman