The Ridgefield Library Guardian Society

The formation of the Guardian Society in 2009 marked the beginning of a new era for the Library. This is the time when those of us who care about the Library are being asked to come forward and demonstrate our support in larger ways than ever before. We need to secure the future of this beloved institution. To that end, we invite you to consider membership in the Ridgefield Library Guardian Society and thank those who have already joined.

Contact: Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development, 203-438-2282 x11029

About the Guardian Society | Joining | Benefits | Current Members

About the Guardian Society

The Ridgefield Library has been serving our community for over 100 years, through good times and bad. Town funding provides only a portion of the Library’s annual operating budget, and other government, foundation and corporate support cannot be relied upon in these uncertain times.  To rise to the challenge of meeting the increasing and ever more diverse needs of the community, we rely on the steadfast commitment of private donors who understand the enduring value of libraries in our society.

Guardian Society donors are individuals, families and organizations who believe in the Ridgefield Library and are committed to its ongoing success.  With an annual financial contribution of $1,000 or more, each donor helps to uphold the Library - our programs, resources and presence in the town of Ridgefield.

The Guardian Society consists of several levels of annual giving, starting at $1,000.  


Chairman’s Circle

$10,000 and above


President’s Circle

$5,000 - $9,999


Director's Circle

$2,500 - $4,999


Benefactor’s Circle

$1,000 - $2,499


Joining the Ridgefield Library Guardian Society

  • Gifts may be made in one-time or multiple installments via check, credit card or transfer of appreciated stock.
  • Guardian Society gifts may be paid outright or you may make a pledge to be paid later in the fiscal year.
  • Donors may make a one-time yearly gift or make a multi-year commitment of support at the Guardian Society level.
  • Matching gifts may also be used to fulfill your commitment to the Guardian Society.
  • Click here for a printable Guardian Society pledge form PDF
  • Click here to make a secure online Guardian Society gift (one-time or recurring payment) by credit card.
  • Please contact Laureen Bubniak at 203-438-2282 x1029 or by email at to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

Benefits of Guardian Society Donors

Guardian Society donors are a critical part of the Ridgefield Library and are recognized in many ways for their special contributions. The Guardian Society provides benefits such as:

  • Access to private events such as receptions before special programs
  • The privilege to reserve seats at selected Library programs
  • Invitations to regular gatherings honoring our donors
  • Prominent recognition in our annual report and other donor listings
  • The opportunity to participate in special programs with notable speakers on the future of libraries and other pertinent topics
  • Regular updates with behind-the-scenes news and advance notice of upcoming events
  • Above all, Guardian Society donors protect the history of the Ridgefield Library, ensure our future and help us realize our vision.

Guardian Society Members
Guardian Society membership runs for one year. The following list includes all currently active Guardian Society memberships as of 12/1/17.

* Charter member of the Guardian Society

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Addessi

Mrs.Linda V. Allen*

The Amill Family

Ancona's Wines and Liquors

Anonymous (1)

Peter M. Authier and Susan F. Ault*

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Barylak

The Howard Bayne Fund

John and Lori Berisford

Gretchen N. Bishop

Anne and John Blood

Andrew and Nina Bodner*

Chris and Michele Booth

Jeffrey and Jill Bornstein

Larry and Nancy Bossidy

Michael and Julie Bradley

Nancy and Gene Brandon

Thomas and Kathleen Brennan

Barrett and Catherine Brown*

Christopher Brown

The Byrnes Family

Martha and David Campbell

Mr. John C. Carlson

Thomas P. and Jeannine M. Carr

Rich and Jen Carter

Suzanne and Shane Casey

Mark and Deb Chain

Sara Stewart Champion*

Jane and John Chopourian

Mrs. Shirley Clifford

Peter and Marcie Coffin*

Rev. Dr. Anne W. Coffman and
  Paul W. Schmidt

Gary and Lynn Cohen

Tammy Conley and Roselinde Torres

Lynn and Stephen Consentino

Jeanne M. Cook

Kathleen and Douglas Coombs

Patricia and John Cooney

John and Linda Costa

Elaine and John Couri

Kevin and Elaine Cox

Kerry and Emmanuel Crabbé

Cheryl and Christopher Crowl

Joe and Colleen Cugine

The Daigle Family

The DeMatteo Family

The Desmarais Family

Barbara Dobbin*

Anita and Nick Donofrio*

Larry Dunn and Missie Backes-Dunn

Darwin Ellis and Ellen Burns*

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis*

Mr. Markel J. Elortegui and Ms. Amy Siebert

Frank J. Eustace

Lynn and Josh Everdell

Christopher and Karin Fallon*

Clotilde Farrell

The Fincham Family

Hilary and Sean Flanagan

Richard and Nicole Fortson*

Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Freeman, Jr.

Tom and Marlene Gerhard

Paul and  Sue Gillis

Liz and Steven Goldstone*

Rainer and Roxana Gonert

Andrew and Alison Greeley

Linda and Glenn Greenberg

Maryann and Peter Grierson

Mr. Michael E. Grissmer and Ms. Deborah
A. Backus

Jean Gwynne

Suni and Woody Harford

Gary Henderson

Helena Hernmarck

Rhonda R. Hill

The Hoban Family

Lynn Holley and Christopher McCaffrey*

Robert and Jennifer Jasminski*

Dr. Dana C. Jones, D.D.S.

John Katz*



Anna-Marie and Stephen Kellen Foundation

Lisbeth Kelly and Fred Burke*

Tom and Maureen Kozlark

Ann and Frank Kromer

Karen J. Lambert

Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Laramie

Loire and Bob Leavitt

Perry and Basha Lewis

The Linekin Family

Philip and Christine Lodewick*

Denis and Mary Loncto

Luc's Cafe

Thomas J. Madden

Sue W. Manning*

Tom and Tizzie Mantione

Nora Marino

Susan and Joe McGowan*

Dr. Robert McKean*

Dewey and Paul McNamara

Dean and Theresa Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Morton

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Mustich

Jim and Kathleen Nolan

The Norwitt Family

Annette and Dan O'Brien

Carolie and Thomas Olkoski

Adrienne Orlan in memory of Aline Lawrence

Joseph and Donna Pastore

John and Joanne Patrick

Robert and Susan Payne*

Janice Pauly

Cloris and Edwin Pearson

The Peressutti Family

Cathy Perry

Jo-Anne Price

Karen and Kevin Quarantello

Mrs. F.F. Randolph, Jr.*

Roger Restaino and Miriam G. Martinez

Tom and Susan Reynolds

Susan and Michael Richter

Ridgefield Thrift Shop Inc.

The  Riordan Family

Sandy and Don Romoser

Tom Rosamilia and Karen E. Coblens

The Rowella Family*

Rudy and Anne Ruggles

Sara and Rudy Ruggles*

Albert Ryff

Jeffrey S. and Evelyn L. Sabin

Dr. Jeet and Mrs. Maury Sandhu

Charles and Carolyn Schulz

Judy and Jeff Schweitzer

Ted and Lori Seibert

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shantz

Ms. Daniela Sikora and Ms. Keitha L. Kinne

Walter and Sabina Slavin*

David B. Smith and Maria Victor-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Smith

Nick and Martha Spofford

Jim and Maureen Stifel

Taylor Zemo Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Tenney

Joel H. Third in memory of Bettie Jane Third

Three B's Foundation Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Trejo

Brian Truskowski and Teresa McManus*

Nipa and Timothy Urbanz

Jeroen and Valerie van Beek

The Vanni Family

John D. Vignoli

Paul E. and Leslie Vuilleumier

Alice Wang and Peter Spiegelman

Eileen and Jay Walker

Alice Wang and Peter Spiegelman

Andrea and Robert Whitton

Dorothy A. Wright

Barbara and Bill Wyman

David and Julie Yaun






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