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 5/25/16.

* Charter member of the Guardian Society

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce B. Allen, Jr.*

The Amill Family

Ancona's Wines and Liquors

Stephanie and Andy Anderson

Anonymous (1)

Jan and Bill Arnold

Peter M. Authier and Susan F. Ault*

Stephen Bacon and Anne Bennett

Larry and Missie Backes-Dunn

The Howard Bayne Fund

John and Lori Berisford

Gretchen N. Bishop

Andrew and Nina Bodner*

Jeffrey and Jill Bornstein*

Tricia and Paul Bossidy

Nancy and Gene Brandon

Thomas and Kathleen Brennan

Barrett and Catherine Brown*

Christopher Brown

The Byrnes Family

Martha and David Campbell

Thomas P. and Jeannine M. Carr

Rich and Jen Carter

The Casey Family

Sara Stewart Champion*

Peter and Marcie Coffin*

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

The Colamaria Family

Ken and Carolyn Coleburn

Tammy Conley and Roselinde Torres

Craig and Molly Cook

John and Linda Costa

Elaine and John Couri

The Cox Family

Kerry and Emmanuel Crabbé

Cheryl and Christopher Crowl

David F. and Anita T. Daubenspeck

The Desmarais Family

Don and Carmine De Young

Lee and Bill Dickinson*

Vanessa Diebold/The Diebold Institute for Public Policy Studies

Barbara and Robert Dobbin*

Anita and Nick Donofrio*

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Edelman*

Darwin Ellis and Ellen Burns*

Rob and Liz Ellis*

Markel J. Elortegui and Amy Siebert

Fred and Ellie Ernst

Frank J. Eustace

Christopher and Karin Fallon*

The Faulkingham Family

Hilary and Sean Flanagan

Richard and Nicole Fortson*

Tom and Marlene Gerhard

Paul and  Sue Gillis

Liz and Steven Goldstone*

Sheila and Michael Gray

Linda and Glenn Greenberg

Dr. Kenneth Greenberg and
Dr. Barbara Safran

Margaret Keane and Jerry Hajdarovic

Lisa and Larry Harder

Suni and Woody Harford

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy P. Herlihy

Rhonda R. Hill

Brooke and W. Spencer Hinds

The Hoban Family*

Lynn Holley and Christopher McCaffrey*

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hoyt

Kim and Mark Hulber

Jeff and Sharon Hyde

Robert and Jennifer Jasminski*

Diane and Craig Johnson

Joshua and Abigail Kagan*

John Katz*

Lisbeth Kelly and Fred Burke*

Tom and Maureen Kozlark

Sonia and Arvind Krishna

Ann and Frank Kromer

Karen J. Lambert

Mrs. Seth Lawrence





Loire and Bob Leavitt

Richard and Laura Lechner

Basha Szymanska Lewis

The Linekin Family

Philip and Christine Lodewick*

Sue W. Manning*

Andrew and Holly McClellan

Molly McGeehin/RAS

Susan and Joe McGowan*

Robert McKean*

Dewey and Paul McNamara

Dean and Theresa Miller

Val and Nita Mohler

James E. Murphy

The Norwitt Family

Annette and Dan O'Brien

Carolie and Thomas Olkoski

Adrienne Orlan

Donna and Joseph Pastore

John and Joanne Patrick

Robert and Susan Payne*

Cloris and Edwin Pearson

The Peressutti Family

Sheila and Charles Perrin

Cathy Perry

Scott and Mae Preston

Jo-Anne Price

Karen and Kevin Quarantello

Mrs. F.F. Randolph, Jr.*

Roger Restaino and Miriam G. Martinez

Steve Reynolds and Susan Wolf*

Tom and Susan Reynolds

Ridgefield Thrift Shop

The  Riordan Family

Edward and Catherine Romer

Tom Rosamilia and Karen E. Coblens

The Rowella Family*

Sara and Rudy Ruggles*

Albert Ryff

Jeffrey S. and Evelyn L. Sabin

Barbara Safran and
Kenneth Greenberg

Adalio and Lisa Sanchez

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Olkoski

Sally A. Savoia and Douglas F. Orr*

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schechter

David and Geri Schneider

Charles and Carolyn Schulz

Mark and Leann Schumann

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

Stoddard Family Foundation

The Strand Family

Three B's Foundation Inc.

Briggs and Jessica Tobin

Brian Truskowski and Teresa McManus*

Jeroen and Valerie Van Beek

Mark and Jennifer Vanni

John D. Vignoli

Alice Wang and Peter Spiegelman

Eileen and Jay Walker

Alice Wang and Peter Spiegelman

Barbara and Norman Weinstein

Andrea and Robert Whitton

Mrs. Emeline L.  Wittman

Barbara and Bill Wyman

David and Julie Yaun

Stephen Zemo and Michael Taylor





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