25th Season of The Witte Lectures

The Library Foundation will announce the 2023 Witte Lectures in September 2022.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the Witte Lectures sponsors, supporters, partners and attendees for a successful 25th Season. Back in August, we were worried if we could bring everyone to the space in the library that we all know and love. But thanks to all of YOU – we made it!

The Witte Lectures 2021-22 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 Director of Programs Kunga Wangmo-Upshaw kupshaw@nbplf.foundation or 949-717-3818.

2022 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 2022 season.

The Witte Family

John Rallis and Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis

Karen and Bruce Clark
Morning Bliss Granola
Dr. James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati
Barbara and Greg MacGillivray
Manouch and Sophie Moshayedi
Samuel and Tammy Tang
Jill Johnson-Tucker and Larry Tucker

Chris and Malin Fletcher
Pamela and Don Gilmour
Kelly and Randy Heyler
Marilyn and Francis Krahe
Janet and Walkie Ray
Diane and Dave Steffy
Tom and Marilyn Sutton
Sharon and Greg Wohl
Jene Witte
Felix and Edna Yan

Eleanor Jaffy
Signe and Peter Keller
Bill and Carolyn Klein
Marilyn and Francis Krahe
Tricia Nichols
Ellen Shockro and Jack Shaw
Russell Hafer Family Trust
Miles Yourman

All About You Event Planning
Barnes and Noble
City of Newport Beach
Ed Olen Photography
Firebrand Media LLC
Hi-Time Cellars
Newport Beach Public Library
Sterling OC

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