21 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT (203) 438-2282
Mailing Address: 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Give to the Library
The Ridgefield Library is incorporated as a private library association, established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. While recognized as the provider of public library service for the town of Ridgefield, the Library receives only a portion (app. 75%) of its annual operating budget from a town grant. Most of the remaining funds are raised privately from individuals, businesses, foundations and community organizations. There are many ways to support the Ridgefield Library.
* For information on donations to the Campaign for the New Ridgefield Library, see www.thenewridgefieldlibrary.org.
Contact: Mary Rindfleisch, Assistant Director, 203-438-2282 x1009 firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 1,000 individuals, families and groups support the myriad services of the Ridgefield Library by participating in the Annual Appeal. You can join them by printing and mailing a donation form or making a gift online.
Inaugurated in 2009, the Guardian Society recognizes those individuals and groups that have made a commitment of annual support to the Library at the level of $1,000 or more. Learn more about membership in the Ridgefield Library Guardian Society.
Celebrate, Honor or Remember a loved one or a special occasion with a tribute gift to the Library. Find out more.
To make a tribute gift in support of the Campaign for the New Ridgefield Library, please visit our Campaign Tribute Donation page.
The Ridgefield Library is happy to accept gifts of appreciated stock. Contact us as above for details of how to transfer ownership to the Library. With recent changes to capital gains taxes, this is an ideal time to consider donating appreciated stock.
The Ridgefield Library is eligible to participate in many corporate matching gift programs, which can increase the value of your gift substantially. Find out more or contact your Human Resources department for information about your company’s policy.
Employee Giving Programs
The Ridgefield Library is on the list of eligible charities for many employee giving programs in the region, allowing you to designate the Library as the recipient of your charitable payroll deductions. Check here to see if your employer is among them.
Planned giving opportunities allow donors to make a significant or long-term commitment to the Ridgefield Library while also considering their own financial planning goals.
NEW! Recent legislation has restored the IRA charitable distribution program for 2013.
Learn more about new IRA distribution rules and other planned giving options.
Morris Legacy Society
This prestigious society recognizes those who have made a long-term commitment of support by including the Library in their estate plans. Learn how you can qualify for membership.
The annual library sleepover is a popular fundraiser for the Library and a “not to miss” experience for 4th graders. Thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library and Fairfield County Bank Insurance Services for their sponsorship of Camp Snooze 2013. Contact Leslie Vuilleumier at 203-438-2282 x1022 or email@example.com for information about future sessions.
NEW! Vehicle Donation Program
Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to the Ridgefield Library and receive a tax deduction. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487. Make sure to ask for our extension, 2919. Or you can click here “Donate Car” to donate online now.
"I cannot recommend this highly enough. It could not have been easier and some of the nicest people I've dealt with. "
-A satisfied Ridgefield Library car donor
Businesses and others receive widespread positive visibility by sponsoring some of the Library’s most popular programs and services. Contact us as above for information about available sponsorship opportunities. See a list of current sponsors and community partners.
FUNdraiser Tuesday at Peachwave, a Summer Reading promotion at Piccolo Pizza, Tables of Content house parties and Ridgefield Library Days at Books on the Common are among the occasional special events that offer an entertaining or educational way to support your Library. Learn more about upcoming special events.
Sign up for a Home Energy Solutions assessment as part of Ridgefield's Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. Mention the Library as your referral source, and we will receive $25 - a great way to save on energy costs while also supporting your Library.
As of 9/13/12, we have received $600 in referral fees and earned first place honors in the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge competition (worth $1,000 in energy-saving goodies for the Library). There is still time for Ridgefielders to get in on the deal. Learn more.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library is a separately incorporated non-profit organization. Membership dues paid to the Friends are distinct from contributions to the Library’s Annual Appeal.
Friends’ dues provide the seed money for book sales and other Friends’ activities, the proceeds of which are used to support specific Library services and programs. Appeal donations made directly to the Library support our annual operating budget. Learn more about the Friends.
The Friends of the Library offer twice-annual used book sales and ongoing Internet sales to raise money in support of selected Library services. Find out more.
The Ridgefield Library Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization (FEIN 06-0692378). Contributions to the Ridgefield Library are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, in accordance with IRS regulations. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted for all types of contributions.
The manager of Piccolo Pizza presents a check to Children's Programmer Diane Antezzo. For the past two years, a special fundraising promotion at the restaurant celebrated the end of Summer Reading and supported the Library.
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