Morris Legacy Society

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

The Ridgefield Library was built as the result of a generous grant of land in 1901 by James Morris, who donated the parcel of land in memory of his wife, Elizabeth. With that land, Morris built the town’s first permanent library building—a building that still serves as an important structural and historical element of our library. Morris’s extraordinary gift exemplifies the long-term impact special and creative giving can have on an institution.

Established in 2008, the prestigious Morris Legacy 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 helping the library meet the future needs of the community.

To become a member of the Morris Society, a donor must notify the Library of their plan to include the Ridgefield Library in their estate plans, whether in the form of a bequest, deferred gift, annuity, or other planned giving arrangement.

Click here for a list of current Morris Society members.

Click here for a list of past bequests received.