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Light a Fire 2012

Meet the Honorees



by jill johnson • photographs by william taufic
hair and makeup by Noble Salon of stamford: Deborah Caputo, Danielle Fecteau, Coco Jiang and Erica Paronich

As we approach the holidays, most of us start thinking about giving—what we’ll buy for our loved ones, what we want in return. But that’s not the case for the Fairfield County model citizens profiled in these pages. They give all year long. They give time, money, talent and pieces of their heart. They give to their towns and they give to strangers oceans away. They want something in return but it’s nothing you can buy in a store. They want the feeling of swelling pride when they see a child in Kenya sit in the schoolhouse they built. They want to cheer when their basketball program turns an inner-city teen into a star, both on the court and off. They want to see a girl who has nothing smile like she has everything, even if for just one strut down a runway. They want to light a fire of philanthropy and watch it spread across the world. Congratulations to our honorees. We are proud to call you our neighbors.

Outstanding Philanthropist { Brian Kriftcher }

Lifetime Achievement Award { Bob and Suzanne Wright }

Best Friend to Seniors { Doris McKee }

Most Involved in the Arts { Ann Sheffer }

Corporate Good Neighbor { Rich Granoff }

Most Dedicated Committee Member { Karyn Ward }

Best Friend to Children { Jack Kelley }

Most Inspirational Role Model { Paul Green }

Most Involved Couple { Joseph and Susan Garofoli }

Outstanding Teen Volunteer { Jenny Cespedes }

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Greenwich Agenda

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     @ Bruce Museum

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     @ Temple Sholom

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    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Polo at Conyers Farm

    2015.04.05
     @ Les Beaux Arts Gallery

    Escape the Cold and Experience “Polo at Conyers Farm” Infinite creative possibilities are explored through Ted Berkowitz’s acrylics,...

  • Spring Break Workshops at the New Canaan Historical Society - April 7th - 10th

    2015.04.07
     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    April 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th 9:00 am to 12:00p.m. Ages 8 -11 April 7th: Colonial Gardens and Herb Lore Create and bring home your own mini...

  • Jewish Meditation at Temple Sholom

    2015.04.07
     @ Temple Sholom

    Join us for a meditative program focusing on calmness, stillness and reflection. Meditation has deep roots in Jewish tradition; Cantor Asa (who has...

  • Movie Night: Unacceptable Levels

    2015.04.07
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Unacceptable Levels, is a film by Ed Brown that examines the unseen threat of toxic chemicals in our daily lives.  Experts that include...

  • Build Better Lives through Bridge

    2015.04.08
     @ Wee Burn Country Club

    Join Family & Children’s Agency on April 8 at Wee Burn Country Club for a morning of breakfast and bridge! Build Better Lives through...

  • AUDITIONS - Spotlight Theatre announces Auditions for Stephen Sondheim's Broadway Hit Musical FOLLIES

    2015.04.08
     @ Peekskill Senior Center of Field Library

    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a 1971 reunion in a crumbling...

  • The Art of Growing Food

    2015.04.08
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Ellen Ecker Ogden, co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog and author of the new book, The Complete Kitchen Garden shares her...

  • A Walk in the Woods at the Montgomery Pinetum Park

    2015.04.09
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    With the dawn of spring, the wonders of nature abound at the Montgomery Pinetum.  Join Lisa Beebe, GEC Director of Horticulture, for a...


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