On October 1, 2023, Skip was honored by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation with The Durnin Family Award, a symbol of extraordinary dedication, exemplary leadership and philanthropic endeavors and for being a guiding light in our community, and leaving an indelible mark.

Congratulations, Skip!  We are so proud.  


The Long Beach Public Library states, “On behalf of our entire team, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the remarkable generosity and unwavering support of our 20th Annual Grape Expectations Gala sponsors and guests. We honored Billie Jean King with the Library Leadership Award, Skip Keesal with The Durnin Family Award, and together, we achieved an extraordinary milestone, raising over a half a million dollars to advance the vital work of the Library Foundation.”