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STG relies on volunteers to oversee and carry out all of the organization’s activities, including the award selection process, fundraising to sustain our mission, interaction with students and the community, and the financial aspects of running the organization.  While our fiscal year runs from August 1st to July 30th, we begin the search and nomination process near the end of each calendar year and are always looking for volunteers who share in our passion of helping students and their families obtain higher education.

Our board is comprised of people connected to the Westport community – whether they be Staples alumni or current local residents – who contribute their time and energy and believe in our mission.  We are in need of individuals willing to serve 3-year terms on our Donor, Student, Database or Marketing committees, or in one of our officer roles (Co-President, Treasurer, Secretary).  We are a fun, social board as well, and enjoy the journey as well as the destination of providing more than 100 students a year with meaningful financial assistance to pursue their higher education dreams.

If you have interest to serve or volunteer, please reach out to any of the board members listed here, or use the Contact section of this website to reach out to us – we would love to hear from you.


STG has exceptionally low operating costs, because we do not have staff.  We are operated 100% by our hard-working, all-volunteer Board.  Board members use their personal skills and professional experience to perform a variety of activities to raise money, process donations, manage our endowment, raise awareness to all potential applicants, review applications and financial aid, communicate with students and donors, and manage the databases, websites, and social media accounts required to run an organization like ours.

The STG Advisory Board consists of past Presidents and past Committee Chairs who continue to support the STG mission by offering their time to help build awareness in the community, raise money, and offer advice and counsel to current Board members.


Lisa Hill, Co-President
Tim Steele, Co-President

Jody Beck
Spencer Brown
Phil Casparius
Hannah DeQuadros
Joan Gillman
Tom Green
Ritu Johorey
Chelsea Kalt
Lisa Lesher
Netta Levy
Adam Lustig
Jon O’Keeffe
Keyur Patel
Lisa Price
Barrie Rosen
Evan Seideman
Michelle Seideman
Eugenie ten Cate
Sean Wagner


Glenn Payne, Chair

Tammy Barry
Iain Bruce
Chuck Haberstroh
Jodi Harris
Ed Hulina
Jimmy Izzo
Trevor Lally
John McCarthy
Doug Pardon
Karen Speller


Rae Lynn Ambach
Kate Andrews
Sandy Atwood
Candace Banks
Susan Baron
Tammy Barry
Jody Beck
Mrs. J.E. Beighle
Mrs. Malcolm Beinfield
Scott Bennewitz
Morton Berger
Robin Berggren
John Berry
Andrea Berkley
Richard Berkowitz
John J. Berry, Jr.
Mrs. Samuel Bieman
Mrs. Paul F. Biklen
Paul Biklenaa
Ralph Bishoff
Lee Bollert
Karen Borgia
Diana Bowes
Robert Brannigan
Iain Bruce
Mrs. Rowland Brown
Nancy Bruggerman
Jacob Bryniczka
Stephen A. Budner, Jr.
Caitlin Frey Burke
Susan Burns
Mrs. Sydney Cable
Anita Caggiano
Melissa Cahn
Earl Capuano
Joe Cardello
Mari Flemming Carroll
Eugene Cederbaum
Carla Cohn
Robert Colgan
Kevin Collins
Pam Collins
Maureen Coogan
Roberta Cooper
Kim Murray Cooper
Patty Cope
Catherine Davis
Amy L.Y. Day
Anthony De Pierro
Robert Decosimo
Sid Diamond
Maggie Diviney
Richard Diviney
Arlene Doherty
Meredith Donaher
Carole Donnenfeld
Nancie Dupier
Tony Eason
Mrs. Douglas Edwards
Joyce Eldh
Mrs. Thomas Ellis, Jr.
Karen Ellman
William Eyerly
Doug Fincher
Richard Fincher
Dorothy Fitton
Cynthia Fitzgerald
Sheila Flinn
Nathalie Fonteyne
Mary Foster
Karen Fountain
Luisa Francoeur
Mary Beth Fyda
Sylvia Galambos
Leslie Gallant
Ed Gallant
Ernest Gamache
Bruce Gaylord
Laurie Gendell
Dr. James R. Gillespie
Mrs. Ralph O. Glendinning
Marilyn Goldrosen
Michael Goodman
Mrs. Ernest Goodrich
Lisa Goto
W.C. Griffith
George Guryan
Chuck Haberstroh
Charles Halper
Mrs. Jackson Hand
Stuart Handleman
Herb Hardt
Anne Hardy
Jodi Harris
Marianne Harrison
Robert Haydon Jones
Joanne Heller
Ric Hendee
Cornelia Herlihy
Karen Hess
Jane Horton
Ed Hulina
John Hunter
Steven Israel
Jimmy Izzo
Francoise Jaffe
Hal James
Alex Jinishian
Virginia Johnson
Robert Haydon Jones
Richard Kalt
Peggy Kamins
Mrs. L.W. Kanaga
Renie Karazan
Mrs. Jeff Keats
Gail Kelly
Patricia Kessler
Judith Kiernan
James Kinnally
Ruth Kinson
Jeanne Klinge
Lisa Krosse
Trevor Lally
Alan Landis
Bernice Lanning
Sigrid Laughlin
Michael Laux
Mrs. Max Levinson
Barbara Levy
Renata Libner
Kerry Liles
Martin Linker
Stanley Lorentzen
Michele Loughridge
Donald MacNary
Mrs. Harry Markel
Dr. John Martin
AnnMarie Massie
Joe Massoud
John McCarthy
Sue McGillion-Moore
Ginny McGovern
Carl McNair
Wendy Melnick
Mrs. Timothy Merwin, Jr.
Marty Milligan
Edwin Mitchell
William Mitchell
Andrea Moore
Kathi Moran
Rob Morrison
Maggie Mudd
Kim Murray-Cooper
Joyce Netherton
Gary Nusbaum
Dixie Webb O’Brien
Joseph Olsen
Joyce Orkand
Mrs. Gaston Oxenaar
Doug Pardon
Varsha Pathare
Glenn Payne
Rhonda Payne
Raymond Platow
Beverly Plyer
Matt Porio
G. Rogers Porter
Kathy Ragland
Sandy Rappaport
William Resko
Roy Roberts
Gardner Robinson
Louis Rolla
Anne Rosoff
Burchard Royce
Arthur Sachs
Mrs. Howard Plitt Sadtler, Jr
Bonnie Sammet
Thomas C.C. Sargent
Lee Frey Saveliff
Phil Schemel
Libby Schreiber
Karen Lessler Schwartz
Barry Schwimmer
Edgar See
Leslie Seidman
Betty Sheffer
Ruth Sherman
Harris Shevelson
John Shuck
Lucretia Sias
Melissa Signorile
Sara Skinner
Donna Smirniotopoulos
Lori Sochol
Ruth Solway
Edmund Stefenson
Susan Stefenson
Wolsott Street
Ted Sullivan
Barbara Sweeney
Alfred Thompson
Jessica Branson Thornton
David Tillson
Nancy Tillson
Vincent Tirola
Mary Towers
Genevieve Tucker
Mrs. Robert Vested
Sue Vester
Nancy Wachen
MarySue Waterman
Lamar Webb
Carey Weber
Stephen Weisskopf
Sharon Wessan
Julie Whamond
Tom Whelan
Jeffrey Wieser
Michele Williams
Frank Winch II
Stan Witkow
Leslie Wolf
Kirsten Berg Woods
Douglas Worth
Marilyn Worth
Robert B. Wright
Kara Yass
Douglas Young
Liz Youngling
Mary Youngling
Joseph Zambelli