Stamford Museum to Host Benefit Dinner, March 15

By Susan Klein, Fairfield’s HamletHub
Stamford, CT — The Board of Directors of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Benefit Dinner Committee will host their 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Woodway Country Club in Darien.

The dinner is an opportunity to gratefully thank supporters, and celebrate the impact their generosity has on the important role the SM&NC plays in our community each year. The evening will feature an update on construction of the first major addition to the SM&NC’s campus in 50 years – the museum’s new Environmental Education Farmhouse. Co-Chairpersons for this event are Lynn Villency Cohen and Stephen Corman.

“We’re delighted to celebrate the Stamford Museum and Nature Center’s exceptional educational services.” says Melissa H. Mulrooney, Executive Director and CEO. “With this 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner, we will unveil our progress on The Environmental Education Farmhouse. The new Farmhouse will be an unrivaled community hub for experiential learning through nature and agricultural sciences. It will enable us to more than double our programmatic services while generating considerable regional economic activity and local jobs. We’re thrilled to share our excitement about this project which is well underway – the first of many in our institution’s Master Plan.”

The Benefit Dinner Committee members include Mr. and Mrs. William M. Aaron, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Cohen, Ms. Rebecca D. Colin, Mr. Harry D. Day, Thomas and Kathleen DeCruze, The Honorable and Mrs. Michael Fedele, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Knobloch, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kravetz, Mr. and Mrs. Morton A. Lowenthal, Mr. and Mrs. Von M. Narcisse, Frank Savage and Lolita Valerrama Savage, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Selkowitz, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rizzuto, and Ms. Marsha J. Shendell. The SM&NC is also grateful for the sponsorship of our annual fundraising events by First County Bank, Day Pitney LLP, Reckson/ SL Green Realty, Donald Brownstein and Lisa Tannebaum ,The Rich Foundation, and Eastern Land Management.

Individual Benefit Dinner Tickets are $300 per person. To reserve seats at the 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner on March 15, please visit, or call 203-977-6536

Please note, “Two for One” Leadership Support and Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and include both the 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner on March 15, 2018 and the 21st Annual Food & Wine Celebration on June 1, 2018. “Two for One” Benefit Committee membership is $2,500 and “Two for One” Benefit Supporter tickets are $1,000, which includes two tickets to both events. Corporate “Two for One” Sponsorship opportunities are available at several levels. For more information, please contact Karen L. Meizels at 203-977-6546 or