Great Expectations 2017

Great Expectations is the Ridgefield Library's annual signature benefit. On this occasion, the Library honors an individual or couple whose work reflects the vision and mission of the Library.  We are delighted to have Rudy and Sally Ruggles as the honorees for 2017.

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

An evening affair to benefit the Ridgefield Library

Honoring Rudy and Sally Ruggles with the
2017 Hope S. Swenson Visionary Award

Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:30 to 10:30 PM
The Ridgefield Library
472 Main Street

Honoring Rudy and Sally Ruggles as the 2017 recipients of the Hope H. Swenson Visionary Award for their deep and long-standing impact on the Library and their many meaningful contributions to the community and beyond.

Festive Cocktail Attire

Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres, followed by a seated dinner by Sarah Bouissou Catering including:
First Course - Vegetable Napoleon with Rosace of Shrimp
Entree - French Cut Breast of Chicken with Rosemary Potato Gnocchi & Morel Sauce
Vegetarian entree will be available upon request at the event.
Dessert - Coffee & Tea

New this Year! Select Live and Silent Auction items available for bidding at the gala and by proxy. Details here.

If you were not able to attend but wish to make a donation in honor of the Ruggles, please contact Laureen Bubniak at 203-438-2282 x11029.



Whip Salon (23 Governor Street, 203-442-6444) will offer guests of the 2017 Great Expectations Gala 15% off cut and color services and 10% off blow-out or up-do services at Whip Salon on April 21st or April 22nd. 

Contact Laureen Bubniak at 203-438-2282 x11029 or for details.


2017 Great Expectations Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Addessi Jewelers

Pulitzer Prize Sponsors

Larry & Nancy Bossidy
LimeLight by Alcone

Man Booker Prize Sponsors

Anita & Nick Donofrio
Robert & Elizabeth Ellis
Dean & Theresa Miller
Rodier Flowers
Tauck Tours

Hugo Award Sponsors

John & Elaine Couri
Fairfield County Bank
Liz & Steven Goldstone
Philip & Christine Lodewick
Tom & Tizzie Mantione
Western Connecticut Health Network

Caldecott Medal Sponsors

John & Lori Beresford
Books on the Common, Ellen Burns & Darwin Ellis, Owners
Sarah Bouissou Catering
Deborah Ann's Sweet Shoppe
Woody & Suni Harford
John & Joanne Patrick
Ridgefield Running Company
Union Savings Bank

Inkind Donors/Advertisers

850 Degrees Wood Fired Restaurant
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
All Season Party Rentals
Ancona's Wines and Liquors
Bring & Buy
Elizabella's Bake Shop
Fincham Downs
Friends of the Ridgefield Library
Library Hotel
The Loeb Central Park Boathouse
Luna Rossa
Minuteman Press
Morgan Library & Museum
Nature's Temptations
Palm Beer
Party Depot
Physician One Urgent Care
Pilates Greenhouse
Prime Burger
Restoration Massage
Ridgefield Drive "Ur" Car Service
Ridgefield Organics
Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
Ed and Grace Smith
Mary and Richard Smith
Southwest Cafe
Terra Ristorante Italiano
Terra Sole Restaurant
Trader Joe's
Village Wine & Spirits
Whip Salon
Whole Foods Market
Wooster School
Yuan Asian Cuisine



Anabel Cordano donates to library

Hope S. Swenson Visionary Award

Ridgefield Library Vision & Mission

Great Expectations 2017

Event Chairs
Dean & Theresa Miller
David & Julie Yaun

Honorary Co-Chairs
Larry & Nancy Bossidy
John & Elaine Couri
Anita & Nick Donofrio
Philip & Christine Lodewick
First Selectman Rudy & Peggy Marconi
Dr. John & Nancy Murphy

Amanda Bergen
Linda Berry
Michele Booth
Laureen Bubniak
Anthony Cacciola
John Casiello
Marcie Coffin
Amy Colamaria
Kathleen Diana
Liz Ellis
Rob Ellis
Magda Fincham
Ira Joe Fisher
Alison Greeley
Tizzie Mantione
Connie Marsala
Kim Merrill
Brenda McKinley
Mary Rindfleisch
Geri Schneider
Victoria Secunda
Mary Mann Smith
Leslie Vuilleumier
Paul Vuilleumier