Thank you to our 2022 donors

As we look back on 2023, we feel proud of the positive impact we’ve made in our community. It’s by working together that we are able to enrich our town and make Darien such a wonderful place to live. We thank our past donors for their support. Your generous spirit allows us to thrive.

In the upcoming year, we are more focused than ever on leading with our values. At the Darien Community Association, we value opportunities to learn and are delighted to extend scholarships to Darien High School students. We value sustainability, caring about the world we will leave for our children and our grandchildren. We value our beautiful green spaces, lovingly cared for by so many. And of course, at the DCA, we value community and its power to bring us together.

Your continued support will help us lead with these values and create an even greater impact in 2024. Please make donation today!

Leadership Circle ($5000+)

DR Bank
Mary and Bill Genco
The Meredith & Whitney George Family Foundation
John M. Glover Insurance Agency
Edward B. Goodnow/The Goodnow Fund
Halvorsen Family Foundation
The Heights at Darien
Lisa and Tom Joyce
John and Lynn Sheppard
Anna and Ernie Steiner
Merrill and Rich van den Broek

Benefactor ($2500 - $4999)

A Little Something White Bridal Couture
Joan and Ed Barksdale
CT Community Bank
Nancy and Robert Cudd for Stuart Higley Foundation
Darien Men’s Association
Robert K. and Marikay Herdman
Sue and KC Kunze
Kate and Steve Larson
Ann S. Mandel
Louise and Brian Murphy
Nielsen’s Florist
Jane and Scott Pelley
Jim and Marta Phillips
Ring’s End
Sally and John Schlachtenhaufen
Deb and John Suckow
Tom Taylor
Janine Tienken with Houlihan Lawrence
Murat Akgun and Kaysie Uniacke
Pat and Ab van den Broek

Patron ($1000 - $2499)

Billie and Peter Anker
Anne and Mike Armstrong
Jean and Bob Baker
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Baylis
Annie and Jon Burleigh
Carolyn Callahan
Jane Crandall
Beth and Blair Crump
Darien Sport Shop
Nancy Dauk,Brown Harris Stevens/ Holly and David Hawes, Compass CT
David Harvey Jewelers
The Emmons Family
Sarah and Steve Fessler
Barb and Bob Foley
Wanda and John Forlivio
Marie Gallagher
Penny and Ed Glassmeyer
Eileen and Tami Hanford
Cynthia and Randall Heck
Kelly and Michael Hoffman
Hollow Tree Self Storage LLC
Diana J. Kalman
Jennifer Leahy and Daniel Slotkin
Laurie and Peter Maglathlin
Tracy and David Marra
Nancy and Harold McGraw
Tess and Rob Minicucci
Palmer’s Market
Performance Optimal Health
Sherry and Brian Ramsay
Sarah and Brooks Ritchey
Tricia and Dave Rogers
Amy Sarbinowski
Janet and Bruce Sargent
Diane and Leo Schlinkert
Sarah Lyden and John Schmidt
Betsy and Sean Shay
Tammy and Michael Sload
Julianna Spain
Kate and Bill Sperry
Sabele and Joe Steuert
Paul Swirbul
The Tokeneke Foundation
Seana and Michael Turner
V20 Group, LLC
Terrie and Bill Van de Graaf
Vermont Mutual Insurance Group
Susan and Roger Vogel
Lisa and Bert von Stuelpnagel

Advocate ($500 - $999)

Anne and Peter Ardery
Sally and John Bassler
The Bennett Family Charitable Fund
Caroline and Frank Burke
Nancy and Kim Cannon
Steven and Allison Cary
Barbara and Michael Conrad
Patricia and William Cunningham
Jenn and Sean Durkin
Chris and Sandra Filmer
Janet and Robert Fiske
Juliet Forrester-Alexandre
Julie and Davin Gebauer
In Honor of Allyson Getsinger
Brenda and Alan Greene
Ms. Janienne P. Hackett
Grace and James Hansford
Robin and Darrell Harvey
Nancy and Arthur Hooper
Clare G. Joy
Louise Joy
Susan Joy and Marc Minker
Michele and Michael Litt
Debby McLean and Keith Kearney
Monica McNally and Mark Filanowski
Phil Meyer
Lisa and Terran Miller
Gregory Nehro
Dale and John O’Brien
Tiffany and John O’Connor
Jane and David Ott
Jim and Sue Ozanne
Tom and Marianne Reifenheiser
Sue and Douglas Robbins
Sally and Everett Schenk
Kathy and Dennis Shea
Grace and David Siegel
Dede and Joseph Stanko
Diane and Robert Weeks
Terrie and Jay Wood
Carolyn and Sturgis Woodberry
Martha Yaney

Steward ($250 – $499)

Nicola and Graham Albutt
Linda and Gene Autore
Lauren and Ravi Banerjee
John and Candy Bartlett
Pam Bass
Amy and Tom Bell
Mary and Jay Bennett
Meghana Bhat & Rob Orr
Susan and Suresh Bhirud
Monica and Todd Billeter
Lori and Doug Bora
Susie Brewer
Patricia and Jeremy Cage
DeAnne Calcagnini
Molly and Mike Cattano
Erin and Ted Conway
Andrea and Geoffrey Cragin
John and Kathleen Del Col
Mark and Amy DiBenedetto
Josephine and Dolf DiBiasio
Sandra Drimal
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Durkin
Cheryl and Timothy Egan
Pam and Frank Farley
First Congregational Nursery School
Lynne and Mark Florian
Denise and Steve Fogarty
Kelly and Peter Frank
Mary Ann and Tripp Freeman
Kevin and Allison Gasvoda
Monica and Simon Gill
The Glassmeyer Family Fund
Dianne and Will Green
Hagey Family Fund
Susan and Jeff Hamill
Todd Meck and Susanne Handler
Susan and Robin Hayes
Poppy and Joe Holmes
Susan and Tom Igoe
Julie and Richard Jansen
Mr. Scott M. Johnston and Ms. Julie Lynn Johnston
Lori Joy
Barbara and Kevin Keady
Kaitlin and Gary Kniffen
Karen and Paul Kunz
Trish and Scott Leahy
Judi and Patrick Linskey
Catherine and Robert Lowe
Leslie Lyden
Rosemary and David Mace
Norah Mahon and Todd Howell
Rita McKenna Marber
Jane and Sam Marrone
Celeste Marsh
Allison and J.R. McDermott
Carolyn McGrath
Marjolein and Harry McLachlin
Methodist Family Center Preschool
Belinda and Jim Metzger
Kristen and Chip Nelson
Suzanne Okie
Ostberg Family
Kymberly and Ross Parke
Minaxi and Bhinesh Patel
Mary Paul
Peggy Peoples
Althea Perley
Julie and John Potter
Martha Rhein
Rosemary and Rob Roberto
Judith Rodriguez
Pres and Karen Romeyn
Amy and Bob Rupp
Cindy and John Ryan
Charles and Robin Wakeman Salmans
Kimberly and Robert Servas
Pascale and Michael Sgroe
Aileen and Dan Skolds
Flora Smeaton
Hester and Ben Smith
Jan and Peter Smith
Liza Smith
Cathleen and Christopher Stack
Chelsea and Jud Staniar
Regina and Paul Steinborn
Jayme and John Stevenson
Ryan Stroud
Ingrid and Charles Teschner
Jean and Doug Traver
Yvette and Pieter Van Dijk
Elizabeth and John Ward
Margot West
Gretchen and Tom Witschi
Robin and Richard Woods

Supporter ($100-$249)

Robin Ackerman/Robert Wolkwitz
Irene and Victor Adsuar
Jen and Dan Anderson
Ann Armiger
Mr. and Mrs. David Ballard
Cynthia and Ed Banks
Kristy Barclay
Mr. and Mrs. David I. Barton
Dorinda & Andrew Bonanno
Donna Bonfiglio
Laura and John Boulton
Jane and John Branigan
Janet Brapangetar and Michael Rudnick
Kathleen Brown
Peggy and Jim Brown
Sig Buchmayr
Anne Buehl/Peter Schwartzman
Deirdre and Christopher Burke
Karen Byrne
Ann and Bob Calve
Angus Cameron
Meg and Rob Campbell
Marian Castell
Henry Cavanna
Anne and Frank Chiapetta
Valerie Cohen
Kristin and Charlie Collier
Joan M. Collins
Ginger and John Craft
Peggy W. Craighead
Cindy and Jim Cuminale
Suzanne and Tom Dean
Stephanie and Jack DeVita
Anthony M. DeVito III
Maureen and Walter Donovan
Merry Duffy
Marjorie and Ian Duncan
Thomas L. Dunn, Sr.
Pamela and Frederic Elliott
Melissa Escajadillo
Roger Farley
Patricia A. Finnegan
Jacquie and Terry Fitzgerald
Craig Flaherty
Mary and Bob Flynn
Millyn and Eric Gaaserud
Holly and David Galper
Judy Garvin
Geary Gallery
Nancy B. Gramps
Pamela Hale
Fiona and Aengus Hallinan
Elizabeth and Doug Harmon
Suellen Hartigan
Catherine Highton
Deborah and Charles Hilton
Carol and Bryan Hooper
Linda and Edward Hortick
Sally and Patrick Houlihan
Autumn and Thomas Howard
Peggy and Peter Imbrogno
Alicia Johnson
Kathy and Peter Kenyon
Judy Kilmartin
Janet and Donald King
Amy and David Kniffin
Theresa Knoester
Pam and Dan Kolakowski
Ulla and Juergen Kremer
Debbie and Ken Lang
Kathleen and Gary Larkins
Cathy Lawton
Cate and Bill Leach
Angela and Jamie Lineberger
Betty and Gene Luciana
Mr. and Mrs. William Marbach
Eve and Jean-Paul Mauger
Stephanie and Tim McGraw
Allison and Gregory Melich
Christine Merritt
Joan and Bob Meyjes
Elinor and Scott Miller
Jean Miller
Nina and Dave Miller
Sue-Ellen Mitchell
Lois and Wid Moore
Ginger and Howard Morgan
Arpita and Vaibhava Muchhal
Caroline and Tony Murray
Stephanie and Michael Murray
Cindy and Harry Musikas
Betsy Nelson
Christine Young Nicolov
Mark Nunan
Paula Nusslein
Nick Ord
Laurie and John Orem
Karen Orphanos
Alice Mae Orr
Lesley and John Osborn
Evan and Alan Pagano
Joanne and Bob Parr
Kristi Patterson
Rob Perkin
Karen and Matt Perry
Betsy Pierpont
Dina and Kevin Quirk
Cara and Greg Rachinsky
Jane and Steve Renaud
Mary Rewcastle
Marie Riebe
Cyndee and Pat Rogers
Mary Rooney
Russell Family
Trish Ryan
Lyn Sainz
Sandoval Family
Mary and Douglas Sankey
Mr. and Mrs. John Sartorius, Jr.
Meredith and Linc Schoff
Pete Scull
Per and Jeanne Sekse
Min and Jan Selkowitz
Lisa Shanahan
Ray Slavin
Janet Soskin
Hope and Paul Spillane
Amanda and Ed Stearns
Mary Anne and Bob Stelben
Melinda and Tarun Stewart
Emma and Brian Stroop
Marylou Sullivan
Allison and Jeffrey Taylor
Tammy and Lou Taylor
Kris Tennent
Karol Lee and Ray Trismen
Rosemary and Chris Trompeter
Katharine Trotman
Elaine and Stephen True
Kathleen Turner
Jill Vernon
Agnieszka and Cory Visi
Alison von Klemperer
Kim Walin
Barry Wallach
Steve Ward
William F. Waters
Alice and Gavin Watson
Debbie and Scott Weaver
Ann Marie and Michael Wheeler
Mary Ann and Sam Wiley
Deb and Seth Wohlberg
Phyllis and Steve Yavner
Judy Yen and Ludwig Chang
Jennifer and Jim Young

Donor (up to $100)

Jeanette Algiere
Geraldine Barston
Kim and Preston Bealle
Ramsay Bell
Mr. & Mrs. William Bohdan
Joanne and Gehr Brown
Susan Cameron
Gwynne and Douglas Campbell, III
Elise and Patrick Chidley
Patrice and John Dearie
Mr. Vincent Delaurentis, Jr.
Frank DeLeo
Susan and John Doelp
Susan and Dan Drake
Sarah and Gunnar Edelstein
Dawn and Pat Edgar
Barbara and James Fletcher
Laura Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gifford
John Grace
Joellyn Gray
Carolyn and Gary Greene
Pinky Haydock
Joan and Paul Hendrickson
Jeanine and James Johnsen
Sonia and Christian Johnson
Betsy and Jim Kelly
Leelee and Michael Klein
Tammy Langalis
Dr. Carolyn Langelier/Christian Halabi
Greg and Kelly Lesko
Nancy Marx
Carrie and Frank Maturo
Gebby and Sandy McDonald
Tonia and Greg Moore
Nan Nelson
Melissa O’Brien
Hedi and Kevin O’Connor
Kate and Justin Polselli
Ellen Powis
Kathleen M. Redmond
Myles Ridder
Jennifer and Patrick Robinson
Stephanie and Pramod Sanage
Sheila Sherwood
Maria and Rodger Smith
Kelly B. Stewart
Stephanie and Robert Stoddard
Libby and Bill Stowell
Debbie Swenson
Ann Treistman / Bryant Urstadt
Mitra Vasisht
Carrie and John Vomacka
Patty and Stephan von Jena
Suzanne and Dick Wilsey
Erin and Travis Wright
Pam and Steve Zangrillo
Brad Zou

Named Scholarships

Patricia Buchanan
Anne C. Cary
Darien Men’s Association
Darien Sport Shop “Mr. Z”
DCA Thrift Shop
Emmons Family
Chris Filmer
Marie Gallagher
Eileen and Tami Hanford
The Heights at Darien
Dr. James V. Joy III
PJ, Caroline and Phoebe Maglathlin
Murphy Family
Nielsen’s Florist
Palmer’s Market
Pat Parlette
Scott and Jane Pelley
Performance Optimal Health
Ring’s End
Jeff Schlachtenhaufen
Brandon Shay
Teddy Gray/Steuert Family
US Chemicals, A Woman-Owned Business
P. van den Broek
Vogel Family

Program Sponsors


John M. Glover Insurance Agency


A Little Something White Bridal Couture
CT Community Bank
Janine Tienken with Houlihan Lawrence


David Harvey Jewelers
Nancy Dauk, Brown Harris Stevens / Holly and David Hawes, Compass CT
Hollow Tree Self Storage
V20 Group LLC
PG Properties