Marie Woodburn

United Way Announces New Program, Board Members

The Greenwich United Way Board of Directors Annual Meeting happened on Jan. 24, at the Innis Arden Golf Club. Members of the organization’s staff and Board welcomed five new Board members; Karen Chaplin, Grace Lockhart Djuranovic, Jaime Eisenberg, Mario Forlini and Eva Maria Janerus. Four members retired from the Board; Richard Porter, Jill Weiner, Marie Woodburn and the Organization’s Board Chair, Karen Keegan. Anne Sherrerd was appointed as the new Board Chair. Sherrerd has served on the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors for six years, three of those years on the Executive Committee. Her roles have included Co-Chair of the CEO Search Committee, Vice Chair for Stewardship and Co-Chair of the Sole Sisters Luncheon. Sherrerd currently serves on the Princeton University Board of Trustees and the Princeton University Art Museum Advisory Council. “The Greenwich United Way is appreciative and grateful for the incredible talent and dedication that Karen Keegan brought to the role of Board Chair for the last three years,” said Sherrerd. She continued, “She led the organization through a period of significant change with skill and wisdom — and an extraordinary work ethic driven by a passionate devotion to the organization and its mission. I’m really looking forward to continuing this work with the entire Board of Directors and Advisory Board – as well as David and our great staff – in the coming year!” read more...

United Way hosts Tocqueville Society Dinner

Approximately 40 members of the Greenwich United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society met for a private dinner event on June 2 at River House Adult Day Center, a funded agency of the Greenwich United Way. The Tocqueville Society recognizes those whose generous contributions to the Greenwich United Way over the past year total $10,000 and above. As a group, Tocqueville members contribute almost one half of the Annual Campaign funds at Greenwich United Way. read more...

Green Fingers Garden Club Supports Gateway Gardens

At the entrance to Greenwich Point, Christopher Franco, President of Greenwich Point Conservancy, and others cut the ribbon on the Gateway Gardens and the Old Barn Susie H. Baker Pavilion. Green Fingers Garden Club donated the funds for the new gardens and advised Greenwich Point Conservancy and landscaper Peter Grunow on the plantings. As a coastal area, the use of grasses and mostly native plants was important to attract birds and other pollinators and ensure the viability of the landscaping. Green Fingers president Martha Robinson Heard said, “ We are proud to have been a part of the revitalization of one of the jewels of Greenwich. With funds raised from our Preview of Spring Flower Shows, we are gratified to contribute gardens to our community which are in keeping with the natural beauty and historical significance of the Point, and are accessible to all.” read more...