Griffin Giving Circles

 

 

 

The  Griffin Giving Circles program is named after local schoolmaster, tavern keeper,
store owner, and Oysterponds diarist, Augustus Griffin (1767-1866).

 

 

Over the last year or so, nothing has been more important to OHS than the Griffin Giving Circles program. It was developed to help us expand our base of individual support while providing members with an easy way to donate. OHS doesn’t have corporate sponsors that provide financial support, so interested and engaged individuals like you are essential.

 

With the Griffin Giving Circles program, you can choose from five different giving levels, starting at $1000 and all gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. For your information, we’ve listed this past year’s offerings below—next season’s benefits promise to be even better!

 

We will communicate new levels and benefits and provide a special season preview to Griffin members early in 2022. If you join, we will make sure you get one of the striking Oysterponds baseball caps and a golf umbrella that all Griffin members received this year.

 

Thank you for your past support and your consideration of this important new program!

 

 

Choose your giving level and make your donation HERE  –  a donation form will open in a new window.

 

Click here for an up-to-date listing of 2021’s Griffin Giving Circles Members.

 

Click here for more information about the Founding Members.

 

 

The five circles or giving levels in the past year were…

 

Platinum Circle $10,000

($9,200 is apportioned to the Annual Fund and is tax-deductible)

  • »» Private Campus/Collections Tour
  • »» Griffin Member Cocktail Party (Oct.)
  • »» A Moveable Feast – Picnic in Poquatuck Park – July 17th (6 admissions)
  • »» Private Adsworthy Garden Tour with Charles Dean – Date TBD (2 admissions)
  • »» Copy of In the Garden with Charles by Skip Wachsberger
  • »» Special Griffin Member evening reception for two exhibition openings – May 28th & August 27th (2 admissions)
  • »» Patron Membership

 

Gold Circle $7,500

($6,820 is apportioned to the Annual Fund and is tax-deductible)

  • »» Griffin Member Cocktail Party (Oct.)
  • »» A Moveable Feast – Picnic in Poquatuck Park – July 17th (4 admissions)
  • »» Private Adsworthy Garden Tour with Charles Dean – Date TBD (2 admissions)
  • »» Special Griffin Member evening reception for two exhibition openings – May 28th & August 27th (2 admissions)
  • »» Patron Membership

 

Silver Circle $5,000

($4,400 is apportioned to the Annual Fund and is tax-deductible)

  • »» Griffin Member Cocktail Party (Oct.)
  • »» A Moveable Feast – Picnic in Poquatuck Park – July 17th (2 admissions)
  • »» Private Adsworthy Garden Tour with Charles Dean – Date TBD (2 admissions)
  • »» Special Griffin Member evening reception for two exhibition openings – May 28th & August 27th (2 admissions)
  • »» Patron Membership

 

Bronze Circle $2,500

($1,900 is apportioned to the Annual Fund and is tax-deductible)

  • »» Griffin Member Cocktail Party (Oct.)
  • »» A Moveable Feast – Picnic in Poquatuck Park – July 17th (2 admissions)
  • »» Special Griffin Member evening reception for two exhibition openings – May 28th & August 27th (2 admissions)
  • »» Patron Membership

 

Friend Circle $1,000

($480 is apportioned to the Annual Fund and is tax-deductible)

  • »» Griffin Member Cocktail Party (Oct.)
  • »» Special Griffin Member evening reception for two exhibition openings – May 28th & August 27th (2 admissions)
  • »» Patron Membership

 

 

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 sarah.sands@ohsny.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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