Griffin Giving Circles program – Founding Members

 

 

Like all not-for-profit organizations, the uncertainty of and restrictions placed on everyday life in 2020 forced Oysterponds Historical Society to re-imagine the ways that it fulfills its mission and connects with the community.

 

Not long after the pandemic took hold, OHS rolled out the Griffin Giving Circles program with the hope that it would help offset significant revenue shortfalls. The response from the community was nothing short of remarkable, with numerous community leaders joining us as Founding Members. Their support of the Griffin Giving Circles program fortified OHS’s financial health during a very tough stretch and positioned us to continue, and even expand, our activities for the East Marion and Orient communities.

 

“Broadening and deepening our membership base at all levels is a crucial objective at OHS.  Doing so makes us a stronger organization that can do even more in the community.  We value every member deeply. The Founding Members of the Griffin Giving Circles program made a strong statement about their commitment to OHS and the community, for which we are deeply grateful,” said Steve Rotella, Chair of the Development Committee.

 

To honor the commitment and generosity of the Griffin Giving Circles Founding Members, in the near future each of their names will be permanently displayed on a brick in the Griffin Giving Walkway, adjacent to OHS’s magnificent Poquatuck Park.

 

 

 

 

Founding Members

 

Platinum $10,000

Martha Cassidy & Susan Gardner

 

 

Gold $7,500

Lynne Biggar

Ann ffolliott

Esther & Steve Rotella

 

 

Silver $5,000

Alexander & Emily Bellos

Edward & Janice Caufield

Cliff & Leslie Cohen

Suzanne Gluck & Thomas Dyja

John & Sally Henry

Gwyneth Ketterer & Paula Marra

 

 

Bronze $2,500

Anonymous

Alyssa & Christopher Constant

Karin Constant

Patricia Cristol & Linda Rice

Robert E. Hanlon & Jessica Frankel

Sebastian Heath & Sarah Burnes

Susan Holden

Keith & Lynn Kane

Leslie Koch & Douglas Gray

Darien Leung & Jeff Davis

Madeline McIntosh & Chris Pavone

Howard & Cate Shainker

Keith Wheelock & Georgia Whidden

 

 

Friend $1,000

Joshua Auerbach & Whitney Bowe

Kathleen Kmet Becker

Hawes & Ambriel Bostic

Nina Caufield & Casey Kinney

Susan Magrino Dunning

Mimi Fahs & Elizabeth Thompson

Maria Fasulo & Laurie Olson

Valerie Feigen & Steven Eisman

Judith & Paul Fried

Richard Gluckman & Tiffany Bell

Theodore Harris

Maggie Hoag & Adrian Cockerill

John & Joyce Holzapfel

Drew & Mandy Jordan

John Josephson & Carolina Zapf

John & Kimberly Keiserman

Elanna & Andreas Lazar

Jeanne Markel & Chris Wedge

Professors Bill & Carolyn Matalene

Margery & Ted Mayer

Judith Scofield Miller & David C. Miller

Sarah Olmstead

Laura Owens

David Potter & Libby Wadle

Mary J. Roman & Ellen Birenbaum

Sarah & David Sands

Connie Schraft & Don Schuck

Michael & Lynn Simon

Sandra P. Sinclair

Irene & Peter Treiber

 

 

 

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