The Ridgefield Library welcomes Jane Lindenburg as the Library’s new Development Director. Ms. Lindenburg began her career as a communications consultant with the human resources firm Hewitt Associates (now AonHewitt). In the following ten years, she became a partner and a mother to two daughters. During a long hiatus from the professional world, Jane made a significant commitment to volunteer service in education, mainly in the Ridgefield Public Schools. Her recent career path includes work in development for an education start-up, the Ridgefield Playhouse and a nonprofit serving low-income students in Danbury. Ms. Lindenburg is a long-time Ridgefield resident and a graduate of Colgate University.
The Library undertook an extensive search process to replace Development Director Laureen Bubniak who retired from her position earlier this summer after 12 years of service. Library Director Brenda McKinley said, “We are thrilled to have Jane step into this critical role for the Library. Her professional experience and deep knowledge of our community make her the ideal candidate to continue growing and expanding on Laureen’s important work building the Library’s successful development program.”
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit association library, the Ridgefield Library is not fully funded by the Town of Ridgefield. The Development Director plays a vital role in helping to close the estimated 30% operational budget gap each year, enabling the Library to meet its stated mission: “The Ridgefield Library anticipates and meets the evolving needs of our community. We are an essential partner and the place where people discover, question, learn and connect.” Ms. Lindenburg will begin in her new role at the end of September, just in time for the Library’s annual LYL:Love Your Library weekend scheduled for Friday, September 30th-Saturday October 1st.
(Pictured left to right): Assistant Library Director Andy Forsyth, Development Director Jane Lindenburg, Library Director Brenda McKinley)