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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, Finance, 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 over 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.


Glenn Payne, Co-President
Lisa Hill, Co-President

Spencer Brown
Phil Casparius
Robert Decosimo
Meredith Donaher
Karen Fountain 
Chuck Haberstroh
Chelsea Kalt
Trevor Lally
Lisa Lesher
Adam Lustig
John McCarthy 
Doug Pardon 
Keyur Patel
Lisa Price
Kathy Ragland
Evan Seideman
Karen Speller
Tim Steele 
Eugenie ten Cate


Ed Hulina, Chair

Iain Bruce
Matt Porio
Andrea Berkley
Jessica Branson Thornton
Tony Eason
Mary Foster
Tammy Barry
Barbara Sweeney
Julie Whamond
Jimmy Izzo
Jodi Harris
Barbara Sweeney
Jessica Branson Thornton


Rae Lynn Ambach
Sandy Atwood
Kate Andrews
Susan Baron
Jody Beck
Mrs. J.E. Beighle
Morton Berger
Robin Berggren
Richard Berkowitz
John J. Berry, Jr.
Mrs. Samuel Bieman
Mrs. Malcolm Beinfield
Mrs. Paul F. Biklen
Paul Biklenaa
Ralph Bishoff
Lee Bollert
Karen Borgia
Diana Bowes
Robert Brannigan
Mrs. Rowland Brown
Nancy Bruggerman
Jacob Bryniczka
Stephen A. Budner, Jr.
Caitlin Frey Burke
Susan Burns
Mrs. Sydney Cable
Anita Caggiano
Earl Capuano
Mari Flemming Carroll
Eugene Cederbaum
Carla Cohn
Robert Colgan
Kevin Collins
Pam Collins
Roberta Cooper
Kim Murray Cooper
Patty Cope
Catherine Davis
Amy L.Y. Day
Anthony De Pierro
Sid Diamond
Maggie Diviney
Richard Diviney
Arlene Doherty
Carole Donnenfeld
Nancie Dupier
Mrs. Douglas Edwards
Joyce Eldh
Mrs. Thomas Ellis, Jr.
William Eyerly
Doug Fincher
Richard Fincher
Cynthia Fitzgerald
Sheila Flinn
Nathalie Fonteyne
Luisa Francoeur
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
Charles Halper
Mrs. Jackson Hand
Stuart Handleman
Herb Hardt
Anne Hardy
Marianne Harrison
Joanne Heller
Ric Hendee
Cornelia Herlihy
Karen Hess
Jane Horton
John Hunter
Steven Israel
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
Alan Landis
Bernice Lanning
Sigrid Laughlin
Michael Laux
Karen Lessler Schwartz
Mrs. Max Levinson
Barbara Levy
Renata Libner
Kerry Liles
Martin Linker
Stanley Lorentzen
Donald MacNary
Mrs. Harry Markel
Dr. John Martin
AnnMarie Massie
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
Joyce Netherton
Gary Nusbaum
Dixie Webb O’Brien
Joseph Olsen
Joyce Orkand
Mrs. Gaston Oxenaar
Varsha Pathare
Rhonda Payne
Raymond Platow
Beverly Plyer
G. Rogers Porter
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
Phil Schemel
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
Alfred Thompson
Davie Tillson
Nancy Tillson
Vincent Tirola
Mary Towers
Genevieve Tucker
Mrs. Robert Vested
Nancy Wachen
MarySue Waterman
Lamar Webb
Carey Weber
Stephen Weisskopf
Sharon Wessan
Tom Whelan
Jeffrey Wieser
Michele Williams
Frank Winch II
Stan Witkow
Leslie Wolf
Kirsten Berg Woods
Douglas Worth
Marilyn Worth
Robert B. Wright
Douglas Young
Liz Youngling
Mary Youngling
Joseph Zambelli