Griffin Giving Circles




Griffin Giving Circles



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

Leslie Koch & Douglas Gray

Darien Leung & Jeff Davis

Madeline McIntosh & Chris Pavone

Howard & Cate Shainker

Keith Wheelock & Georgia Whidden


Friend $1,000

Kathleen Kmet Becker

Nina Caufield & Casey Kinney

Susan Magrino Dunning

Judith & Paul Fried

Richard Gluckman & Tiffany Bell

Theodore Harris

Maggie Hoag & Adrian Cockerill

John Josephson & Carolina Zapf

John & Kimberly Keiserman

Elanna & Andreas Lazar

Jeanne Markel & Chris Wedge

Judith Scofield Miller & David C. Miller

Sarah Olmstead

David Potter & Libby Wadle

Mary J. Roman & Ellen Birenbaum

Michael & Lynn Simon

Sandra P. Sinclair

Irene & Peter Treiber



The newly-established Griffin Giving Circles program is named after local schoolmaster, tavern keeper, store owner, and Oysterponds diarist, Augustus Griffin (1767-1866), who lived on Village Lane. He was a descendant of Jasper Griffin of England, one of the North Fork’s first settlers and, thus, symbolizes OHS’s connection and commitment to the breadth and depth of the Oysterponds community’s history.


There are five circles or giving levels:


• Platinum Circle – $10,000

• Gold Circle – $7,500

• Silver Circle – $5,000

• Bronze Circle – $2,500

• Friend Circle – $1,000


As a Founding Member of the Griffin Giving Circles program and by making this fully-tax-deductible contribution, you will not only be taking a leadership role in fortifying OHS’s financial health but, by joining other Oysterponds leaders who have become Founding Members, you will be making a most meaningful pledge of support to the East Marion and Orient community.


As a Founding Member…


• You will receive special recognition on our website and in all other OHS materials

• Your name will be permanently and prominently displayed on a brick in the Griffin Giving Walkway on our beautiful campus

• You will be an invitee to a Founding Member dinner (once it’s safe to gather together!) where we will unveil the Griffin Giving Walkway

• You (and up to three guests) will be invited to take advantage of a very special private tour of the OHS campus and collections with our curator


Please choose your giving level by clicking on the Griffin Giving Circles link below.


As always, if you would prefer, you may send a check to:  Oysterponds Historical Society, PO Box 70, Orient, NY 11957.


For information on how to donate stocks or securities, please call the OHS office at 631-323-2480.


Planned gifts help OHS remain a vibrant community asset for generations to come. There are many flexible ways to provide a lasting legacy by including us in your will or other estate plans. We encourage you to consult with your financial advisor and/or legal counsel for more information to make a planned gift.


Learn more about the Griffin Giving Circles program now by contacting Executive Director Sarah M. Sands at 631-323-2480 or



Griffin Giving Circles

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