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Support: Ways to Give

Development pages
The Ridgefield Library is incorporated as a private library association, established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We receive only a portion of our annual operating budget from a town grant. Each year the Library needs private donations totaling 30 cents of every dollar spent. 
Your generosity enables us to continue to offer a wide range of collections, superior programs, state-of-the-art technology, and a stellar staff. Donations of all levels are most appreciated.

For more information, contact Development Director Jane Lindenburg at  jglindenburg@ridgefieldlibrary.org or call  203-438-2282 x104

Click here to make a secure online Annual Appeal donation by credit card. You can choose to make a one-time gift, or our Sustained Giving Plan allows you to schedule recurring gifts to fulfill your commitment over several months or years.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match gifts made by employees, spouse and retirees.  Find out if your donation to the Ridgefield Library is eligible for a company match by searching here for information and matching gift forms.

Contact Development Director Jane Lindenburg to learn more.

 

Become a Member

Join the Ridgefield Library Guardian Society

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

Ridgefield Library Tributes Gift Program

Give to the Ridgefield Library Tributes Gift Program

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.

Give a Tribute Gift online.

 

Special Funds 

Give to the Noreen L. Papa “Mothers: Live Your Life” Fund of the Ridgefield Library

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.

Give to the Noreen L. Papa "Mothers: Live Your Life" Fund online.

 

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 
CT Humanities
Nick & Anita Donofrio
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library
Cornelia Guest
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
 

More Ways to Give

In-Kind Donations

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

Harvey Fierstein

Gallagher’s

Gallo Ristorante

Library Hotel

Loeb Boathouse

Minuteman Press

Morgan Library

PepsiCo

Tom Pesce

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Terra Sole

 

 

       
 

       

Other In-Kind Donors

068 Magazine

Barn Gallery and Frame Shop

Edward R. Berman, MD, FACP

Books on the Common

The Cake Box

Casey Energy

Caudatowa Garden Club of Ridgefield

Citi Corporate Headquarters

George A. Cohen, MD

Nick Davis Productions

Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe

Lawrence I. Fisher, MD

Jay Horwitz

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

New York Mets

Rebecca Palmer, RN, BSN, CDE

Planet Pizza

Brian D. Pollack, MD

Ronald J. Raymond, MD

Ridgefield Medical Center

The Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield’s HamletHub

Rodier Flowers

Allan I. Rosenthal, DPM

Robert L. Ruxin, MD

Harinder Sandhu, DDS

SheaHeyKid.com

SNY – SportsNet New York

The Toy Chest

Bobby Valentine

Wallflower Merchandise, LLC

Wooster School

 

           

 

Gifts of Stock

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.

Employee Giving Programs

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.