Griffin Giving Circles




Griffin Giving Circles


The  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.




By participating in the Griffin Giving Circles program and by making a contribution (which is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law), you will help fortify OHS’s financial health during some very challenging times and position us to continue, and even expand, our activities for the East Marion and Orient communities.


The five circles or giving levels are…


• Platinum Circle – $10,000

• Gold Circle – $7,500

• Silver Circle – $5,000

• Bronze Circle – $2,500

• Friend Circle – $1,000


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


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




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

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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