To help secure the future of our beloved institution, we invite you to consider membership in the Ridgefield Library Guardian Society each year. To rise to the challenge of meeting the increasing and ever more diverse needs of the community, we rely on the steadfast commitment of private donors who understand the enduring value of libraries in our society.
Guardian Society donors are individuals, families, and organizations who believe in the Ridgefield Library and are committed to its ongoing success. With an annual financial contribution of $1,000 or more, each donor helps to uphold the Library—our programs, resources, and presence in the town of Ridgefield.
The Guardian Society consists of several levels of annual giving, starting at $1,000:
Chairman’s Circle $10,000 and above
President’s Circle $5,000 – $9,999
Director’s Circle $2,500 – $4,999
Benefactor’s Circle $1,000 – $2,499
Tribute gifts in memory or in honor of someone may be designated for use where needed most, or for a donation of $35 or more, a book or other item can be purchased and personalized with a bookplate listing the donor and honoree. The Library will make every effort to choose items in a format or subject area of your preference, subject to our Materials Selection Policy. You will receive a tax acknowledgement, and your honoree or the family of the memorialized individual will be sent a card notifying them of your donation.
Established at the Ridgefield Library in 2014 in partnership with her family and friends, the Mothers: Live Your Life fund honors Noreen L. Papa, a Ridgefield mom, library advocate, and early supporter of the Run Like a Mother 5K who died of colon cancer in 2013.
Contributions to this Fund support Library programs and collections dedicated to women’s health and wellness, specifically to educating mothers to take care of themselves so they can take care of others. Donations to the Fund may be dedicated to Noreen or made in honor or memory of another important woman in your life.
The Library is grateful for generous support of these funders, whose contributions allow the Library to provide many special programs and services to the Ridgefield community:
The Couri Family
Nick & Anita Donofrio
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library
The Hurd Fund
The Paul & Johanna Laszig Fund for the Elderly
The Leir Foundation
National Charity League - Nutmeg Chapter
The Wadsworth Russell Lewis Fund
The Ridgefield Thrift Shop
Your financial contribution helps the Library continue as a community leader providing outstanding opportunities for all. Donations at all levels are greatly appreciated.
Through the generosity of many local businesses, companies, organizations, and individuals, the Ridgefield Library is the recipient of a number of in-kind donations that enhance the programs, services, and special events that the library offers the community.
Thank you to our current in-kind donors:
In-Kind Gala Donors
ACT of Connecticut
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
The Couri Family
Eddie's Pizza and Pasta
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Other In-Kind Donors
Barn Gallery and Frame Shop
Edward R. Berman, MD, FACP
Books on the Common
The Cake Box
Caudatowa Garden Club of Ridgefield
Citi Corporate Headquarters
George A. Cohen, MD
Nick Davis Productions
Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe
Lawrence I. Fisher, MD
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
New York Mets
Rebecca Palmer, RN, BSN, CDE
Brian D. Pollack, MD
Ronald J. Raymond, MD
Ridgefield Medical Center
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Allan I. Rosenthal, DPM
Robert L. Ruxin, MD
Harinder Sandhu, DDS
SNY – SportsNet New York
The Toy Chest
Wallflower Merchandise, LLC
The Ridgefield Library is pleased to accept gifts of appreciated stock, allowing the donor to make a substantial contribution while avoiding capital gains taxes. The donor may also receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. To ensure proper credit, please contact Development Director Jane Lindenburg for transmittal instructions.
The Ridgefield Library is on the list of eligible charities for many Employee Giving Programs that allow employees to designate the Library as the recipient of their charitable payroll deductions. Contact your Human Resources Department for information about your company’s policy.