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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.

Guardian Society

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

Contact Development Director Jane Lindenburg for more information about becoming a member of the Guardian Society.

Tributes Gift

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

Gifts of Stock

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.

For more information, contact Development Director Jane Lindenburg at or call  203-438-2282 ext. 104

Annual Appeal

Click here to make a secure online Annual Appeal donation by credit card. 

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
  • SNY – SportsNet New York
  • The Toy Chest
  • Bobby Valentine
  • Wallflower Merchandise, LLC
  • Wooster School

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.

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