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Friends gifts of $100 or more received through 12/31/20 are listed in the Spring 2021 issue and below. Gifts donated now through 12/31/21 will be listed in the Spring 2022 issue.

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2020-2021 Friends of Connecticut Explored

THANK YOU to our loyal friends—and our new friends—who made gifts to support Connecticut Explored, Grating the Nutmeg, collaborative programming, and educational initiatives. Your support keeps us going! Listed here are donors of $100 or more whose gifts were received before we went to press. If you haven’t given yet or would like to add to your gift, our fiscal year ends August 30. Gifts received this spring will be listed next spring.

Sue Hart
Elaine Knowlton
Robert A. Moore

GIFTS OF $250 TO $999
Anonymous (4 gifts)
Duff Ashmead & Eric Ort
Jay & Allison Bombara
Robert E. Buckholz
Charles Clark
Lester Culver Jr.
Ruth Ann C. Davis Michael Exstein
Diane & Joe Foley
Briann Greenfield & Morgan Hanna
Anne L. Heinsohn
Dick & Beverly Hughes
Christopher Larsen
Gene Leach & Kathy Frederick
Bob & Ami Montstream
Robert E. Morris Jr.
Roy & Nancy Normen
David & Gail Porteus
Mark Scheinberg
Walter E. Smith
Humphrey Tonkin & Jane Edwards
Debrah Welling & Jack Intrator
James Welling
George & Betsy White

GIFTS OF $101 TO $249
Anonymous (6 gifts)
Adamson Family
Dorothy S. Armstrong
Joan R. Baer
Robert Bowden
Carol R. Bruce
Joyce & Harold Buckingham
Susan M. Bullock
William G. Chase
Carol L. Cheney
Francis Chiaramonte
Leslie C. Clark
Ron Claveloux
Trig & Sam Cooley
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cournoyer
Sue & Phil Crombie Jr.
Daniel Cruson
Rev. Msg. J. James Cuneo
Drs. Elena & Booker DeVaughn
Bruce Donahue
William Doppstadt
Walt & Bonnie Drozeck
Robert H. Connell & Michelle Duffy
Jerry M. Eyster
Donna P. Frank
Sandra Geaman
Mark Gerity
Mr. & Mrs. William Gibbs
Edmond & Cathryn Girard
William Glick
Paula Jones & Kevin Gough
Joseph F. Goyette
Zadelle Krasow Greenblatt
George Grisevich
Doug Grosch
Natalie Harbeson
Wes Haynes Jr.
Shepherd Holcombe Jr.
Kimball & Dorothy Hunt
Bud & Charlotte Jason
Russ & Barb Jones
Eve Kahn
Douglas Kehl
Susan R. Kelley
Daniel R. Kingman
Chet & Suzanne Kitchings
John Knapp
Lanard A. Krause
Gerald Lemega & Nancy Lemega-Watt
Susan Lennon & Robert Merritt
Judith Lohman & David Reik
Lubenow Family
In memory of Peter H. Martin
Susan B. Matheson & J. J. Pollitt
Marianne Mazan
Anne E. McAloon
Susan Cain McBeth
Pat McKinley
Harry E. Meyer
Joan G. Morgan
Peter & Peggy Morse
John H. O’Leary
Geoffrey S. Paul
Jim & Peg Perry
Raphael Podolsky
Christine Psathas & Robert Shabot
Dr. Jon E. Purmont
Paul Alan Ramirez
Peter & Kristin Robinson
Howard Rothman
Jeff & Patti Sands
Bill & Suzanne Schreffler
Gregory & Camille Servodidio
Jonathan Seymour
Jack & Suzanne Shannahan
Deborah D. Shapiro
Mark R. Shenkman
Robert Shipman & Family
H. Catherine W. Skinner
Denis Soucy
Ken Sternad
David Sturges
Karen Sullivan
David R. Theroux
Polly M. Timken
Joan E. Twiggs
Ann & Dean Uphoff
Susan & Allan Viner
William Watson
Stephanie Williams
Ingrid E. Wood
Zachs Family Foundation Inc.

Anonymous (15 gifts)
The 1636 Heritage Partnership Inc.
Roger & Dori Albert
Robert P. Anderson
Robert P. Anderson Jr.
Ray Andrews
Marshall Atwater
David W. Babington
Vern Baker
Minnie Barriteau
Peter Barlow
Rob & Susan Beach
Dr. Jack W. Beal
Christopher & Videen Bennett
David J. L. Blatt
C. Duane Blinn
Ralph C. Bloom
Albert Boehm
Mr. & Mrs. Peter B. Brainard
Dave Brigham
Peter L. Brown
Richard & Irene Brown
Thomas & Margo Burns
Janice Burrill
Alan & Sharon Cantor
D. Cantor
Sara Champion
Mark & Victoria Chavey
Sherry Clark
Lauren & Steven Clarke
Elizabeth Collins
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Copeland Jr.
Mary Ann Cordeau
Timothy & Diane Covello
Dr. David Crombie
Sam & Pam Crum
Jeanne F. Curtin
Craig Diangelo
Carol & Richard Dominy
Donna Eriksen & Tom Finan
Malcolm & Ingely Forbes
John Gaffney
Francis Gagliardi
John & Tracy Gale
Peggie Geiger
Nathaniel Gibbons
Eileen Gilles
Susan & Brian Gillie
Carl J. & Marcia E. Gimbrone
Katherine W. Green
Ed & Judy Greene
Griffin/Wattley Family
James Griffin
Timothy Griswold
Haddam Historical Society
Ken & Gail Hamblett
Barbara Hampton
Kathryn Hanlon
Patricia Flynn Harris
Sam Havens
Marcia D. Hinckley
Peter P. Hinks
Jennifer Hockla
Polly & Sam Huntington
Institute for American Indian Studies
Anne Isbister
Cindy & Mark Jones
Larry Kagan, MD & Diana Eyre
Joseph Kanell
Marion Kelliher
Paul R. Keroack
Charles Kingsley
Joyce Kirkpatrick
Colleen & Peter Kisselburgh
Steven C. Kleinman
Neal Konstantin
Connie Kozak
Peter Ladd
Alice Lamberson
Marcia Lattimore
Richard & Evelyn Laurenzi
Paul Lauter
William C. Leary
Ronald Leger
David Leigh
Kristen Levithan
Tedd Levy
Carol A. LeWitt
Mary Katherine Long
Nicholas Longo
Brian R. Mandeville
Anne & Walter Mayo
McCormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
Hank McDonald
Margaret Jean McKee
Brenda Milkofsky
Michele Modugno
Michael Morris
James Matthew Neeland
Lynn Palmer & John G.Hoffman
Susan K. Patterson Penniman Architects
Dr. Bill Petit
Beth Pite & Paul McCary
Elise Plocharczyk
Elliott & Eileen Pollack
Roger Restaino
Andrew Ricci Jr.
Dale Richter
Richard C. & Pamela L. Roberts
Connie & Ron Robinson
Lew Robinson
Bernard H. Rosen
Jane & Emery Roth II
Roberta L. Roy
Nina Ruckes
Diana Rudzinski
Adrienne Saint-Pierre
Patty Sanzone
Mary T. Sargent
Nancy Savin
Patricia M. Schaefer
Daniel Scoppetta
Donald Seifel
Richard Shanahan
R. S. Brown
Russ Sherwood
Robert Shipman
Jim Shortley
Barry N. Sisk
John Small
Lester Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Smith Jr.
Nancy Steenburg
Tora Sterregaard
Jeffrey Stewart
Steven Stockman
Shepard & Marlene Stone
Shelley Strohm
Heather Tomasetti
William & Barbara Tufts
Sylvia E. Webb
David Westmoreland
Olivia White
Peter C. Young

THANK YOU to our 96 donors of less than $100. Every gift counts!