Morris Legacy Society

The Ridgefield Library Association was pleased to establish the Morris Legacy Society in 2008. This prestigious society recognizes all dedicated Library supporters who, by way of their long-term financial planning, recognize the evolving role of the Ridgefield Library in our community and the importance of long-term giving to help the Library meet the future needs of Ridgefielders.

Contact: Laureen Bubniak, Director of Development, 203-438-2282 x11029 lmbubniak@ridgefieldlibrary.org


Joining the Society

Our library was built as the result of a generous grant of land in 1901 by Mr. James Morris.  Mr. Morris donated this parcel of land in memory of his wife, Elizabeth. With that land, Mr. Morris built the town’s first permanent library building -- a building that was substantially incorporated into the recent building expansion and still serves as an important structural and historic element of our library. That extraordinary gift exemplifies the long-term impact special and creative giving can have on an institution like ours.

To become a member of the Morris Legacy Society, you must plan to include the Ridgefield Library in your estate plans -- whether in the form of a bequest, deferred gift, annuity, or other planned giving arrangement.  When you notify us of your intentions, we will acknowledge your generosity by inducting you into the ranks of the Morris Legacy Society.


Morris Society Current Members

The following have let us know of their intention to include the Ridgefield Library in their estate plans:

Stephen Antkiw
Rhonda Hill
Dean and Theresa Miller
Christina B. Nolan
Andrea and Robert Whitton

Past Bequests Received

The following list represents bequest gifts received prior to and since the estalishment of the Morris Society in 2008:

Rose Antonucci
Alice Cerf
Ellen M. Crouchley
Betty Doubleday
Adelaide Finch
William Frazee
Norma Friedman
Magadela Greenwood
Edna Zorn Johnson
Eugene Katz
Aline Lawrence
Evelyn B. Leeman

Margaret L. Malval
Francis Martin
Mary Olcott
Edna-May Olson
Louise D. Peck
Jane Rand
George Shelton
Rhoda Silverman
Betty Slavin
Hope S. Swenson
Elizabeth Wheeler