Griffin Giving Circles program – Founding Members



As with all not-for-profit organizations, the uncertainty of and restrictions placed on everyday life in 2020 compelled 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 and the response was nothing short of remarkable, with numerous community leaders joining us as Founding Members. Their support 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.


To honor the commitment and generosity of the Griffin Giving Circles Founding Members, their names are permanently displayed on a brick in the Griffin Giving Walkway (pictured below), 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


Alyssa & Christopher Constant

Karin Constant

Patricia Cristol & Linda Rice

Robert E. Hanlon & Jessica Frankel

Sebastian Heath & Sarah Burnes

Susan Holden

Keith & Lynn Kane

Coco Kim & Richard Schetman

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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