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Friends of Connecticut Explored provide important support for the continued publication of the magazine and for our educational initiatives. We are a nonprofit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, meaning your gift is tax-deductible.

Friends contribute $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more per year and may opt to receive a full tax deduction or to include a subscription plus a tax deduction for the amount of their gift over $20.

Our 2018-2019 Friends Campaign is underway. Please give now.

Friends gifts of $100 or more received through 12/31/18 are listed in the Spring 2019 issue and below.

Friends support also helps underwrite our discounted subscriptions for teachers, our free subscriptions to state History Day winners (students and their teachers), the development of social studies resources for students in K-12, and collaborative programming with our partners. 

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2018-2019 Friends of Connecticut Explored

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2018-2019 Friends of Connecticut Explored to date, especially those who gave $160 or more in honor of our 16th year. Gifts of $100 or more received through December 31, 2018 are listed here.

Friends gifts are providing critical support to Connecticut Explored’s continued publication, podcast production, collaborative programming, and educational initiatives. Give to the 2018-2019 Friends of Connecticut Explored (through August 31, 2019) and your gift will be listed in the magazine next spring.


Sue Hart
Luisa Jensen
Elaine Knowlton
Robert A. Moore

GIFTS OF $250 to $999
Anonymous, 2 gifts
Duff Ashmead & Eric Ort
Jay & Allison Bombara
Robert Buckholz
Sandra & Arnold Chase Family Foundation
Ward Chicares Family Fund
Lester Culver Jr.
Joan & Jerry Eyster
Diane & Joe Foley
Karen Hagberg
In honor of Hall High, Class of 1948
Anne L. Heinsohn
Richard & Beverly Hughes
Brian Jennings
Mrs. Donald W. Johnson
Christopher Larsen
Gene Leach & Kathy Frederick
Doris Longaven
Isabel Malkin
Amalie Montstream
Mary Ellen Normen
David & Gail Porteus
Elizabeth Riley
Jane & Patrick Sheehan
Mark & Rosalind Shenkman
Debrah Welling & Jack Intrator
James Welling
George C. White

GIFTS OF $101 TO $249
Anonymous, 6 gifts
David W. Babington
Ralph C. Bloom
Phillip I. Blumberg
Peter & Rownie Brainard
David Brigham
Peter L. Brown
Carol Bruce
Joyce & Harold Buckingham
William G. Chase
Carol Cheney
Francis Chiaramonte
Sherry Clark
Lauren & Steven Clarke
Ron Claveloux
David Combies
Trig & Sam Cooley
Cynthia Cormier & Chris Kulowski
Sue & Phil Crombie Jr.
Rev. Msg. J. James Cuneo
Ruth Ann C. Davis
Faith Damon Davison
Drs Booker & Elena DeVaughn
Thomas & Pamela DeVivo
John & Michele Dolan
Mark Doppstadt
Michael Exstein
Eleanor & James Ferguson
Donna P. Frank
Susan & Brian Gillie
Constance Belton Green
Zadelle Krasow Greenblatt
Briann Greenfield & Morgan Hanna
Natalie B. Harbeson
Marcia D. Hinckley
Kimball & Dorothy Hunt
Bud & Charlotte Jason
Ken Johnson
Paula Jones & Kevin Gough
Russell Jones
Douglas Kehl
Karen A. Kelleher
Colleen & Peter Kisselburgh
John & Monica Knapp
Paul A. Kramer
Lanard A. Krause
Susan E. Lennon & Robert N. Merritt
Carol LeWitt
Judith Lohman & David Reik
David & Elizabeth Malloy
James A. Manning
Susan Matheson & Jerome Pollitt
Marianne Mazan
Susan Cain McBeth
McCormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
Harry Meyer
Jenny & Vacek Miglus
Irene Morgan
Peter & Peggy Morse
Roy & Nancy Normen
Rocco & Joanne Orlando
Jeannie Parker
Rob Perkin
Raphael Podolsky
Maryanne Preli
Howard Rothman
Gregory & Camille Servodidio
John & Suzanne Shannahan
Deborah D. Shapiro
Bobby Shipman
John Small
Dave & Pat Thorstenson
Humphrey Tonkin & Jane Edwards
Ann & Dean Uphoff

Anonymous, 14 gifts
Adamson Family
Sue Ann Alexander
Robert P. Anderson
Ray & Barbara Andrews
Mrs. Dorothy S. Amstrong
Vernon G. Baker
Peter Barlow
Christopher & Videen Bennett
Louise Blalock
C. Duane Blinn
Edward M. Bombaci
Robert Bowden
Richard & Irene Brown
Bruce Burnett
Thomas & Margo Burns
Janice Burrill
Dorothy Cantor
Eleanor N. Caplan
Peter Cianfaglione Sr
Frederick P. Clark
Christopher Collier
Elizabeth Collins
Robert H. Connell & Michelle Duffy
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Copeland Jr.
Mary Ann Cordeau
Timothy & Diane Covello
Dr. David Crombie
Daniel Cruson
Jane F. Cullinane
Jeanne F. Curtin
William & Gail Dall
Alan B. Deering
Philip C. & Mary Alice Dennehy
Elaine Deysenroth
Craig Diangelo
Mary M. Donohue & James O’Sullivan
Donna Eriksen & Tom Finan
Malcolm & Ingely Forbes
Elizabeth Fox
Peggie Geiger
Mark Gerity
Carl & Marcia Gimbrone
Katherine W. Green
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce H. Greene
James Griffin
Nancy Griffin
Timothy Griswold
Doug Grosch
Haddam Historical Society
Ken & Gail Hamblett
Leah Hartman
Wes Haynes
Shepherd Holcombe Jr.
Mandana A. Hopper
Denis & Patricia Horgan
Sam & Polly Huntington
Institute for American Indian Studies
Katherine Jenkins
Larry Kagan MD & Diana Eyre
Chet & Suzanne Kitchings
Steven C. Kleinman
Gary Knoble
Barbara Lacey
Peter Ladd
Marcia Lattimore
Paul Lauter
Charles T. Lee
Tedd Levy
Nicholas Longo
Louise Earle Loomis, Ed.D.
Christopher M. Maiuri
Christopher Manning
Hank McDonald
Michele Modugno
Marjorie E. Morrissey
Gary Naegel
Barbara Narendra
Pat Natusch
Matthew Nemerson
Michael & Gwen O’Connell
The Omidyar Group
Terry & Leeana O’Neill
Joanne R. Parent
George Penniman Architects LLC
Jim & Peg Perry
William Peterson
Dr. Bill Petit
Patricia C. Phillips
Beth Pite & Paul McCary
Elliott & Eileen Pollack
Christine Psathas & Robert Shabot
Dr. Jon E. Purmont
Connie & Ron Robinson
Lew & Amy Robinson
Emery & Jane Roth
Richard Rubenstein
Nina Ruckes
Mary T. Sargent
Patricia M. Schaefer
Samuel L. Schrager & Terry L. Gellin
Bill & Suzanne Schreffler
Alfred A. Seelig Jr
Joseph M. Shortall & Sara L. Bernstein
Barry N. Sisk
Evelyn Cole Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Smith Jr.
Penny Southwick
Adrienne Saint-Pierre
Nancy Steenburg
Shepard & Marlene Stone
Shelley Strohm
Karen Sullivan
Mark Sullivan
Polly M. Timken
Bev Tollmann
Heather Tomasetti
Tess & Pat Torrey
John & Lynn Hayden Wadhams
Clement Watson
Sylvia E. Webb
Frank Wemple
Arthur Wensinger
Olivia White
Mrs. Anna Wolf
Kathleen Yingst
Peter C. Young

And thanks, too, to the many Friends who contributed gifts of less than $100!