For Chris Couri, Supporting RVNA is Personal
Ridgefield native and business owner, Chris Couri, is part of a family dedicated to supporting local philanthropies. It’s no surprise, then, that he is an active supporter of RVNA. As the co-owner and president of Young’s of Ridgefield fencing and landscaping and President of We Do Lines, a parking lot striping company, Couri brings not only his generosity, but also his business acumen and services to the table. In fact, Young’s landscapes the grounds of the RVNA building and We Do Lines “did the lines” in RVNA’s parking lot on Governor Street. Inside the building, Couri is a member of the RVNA Development Committee, helping to cultivate donor and community relationships, and supports RVNA’s local fundraising events throughout the year. In addition to tending bar for RVNA’s 2017 Guest Bartender Night at Gallo Ristorante and chairing the 2016 Autumn Dinner, Couri serves as a member of the Marketing Committee and, thus, is a familiar face around the agency.
“RVNA is very meaningful to my family because of the high level of service and care they provide in the Ridgefield community and beyond, to people in need from birth through end of life,” he says. “As they say, excitement is contagious. When you spend even just five minutes at RVNA, the amazing energy and constant buzz of good people doing good things proves how true that is. Giving back to our community is paramount in each of our businesses, and we feel honored to be able to support RVNA, their mission, and their team of all stars!”
Behind the scenes this year, as part of his RVNA Governor Society membership, Couri sponsored the RVNA Spelling Bee, Health & Wellness Fair, Spring Breakfast, and has pledged to support the upcoming Autumn Dinner with auction items and in-kind donations from his businesses. Couri himself was instrumental in creating and defining the Governor Society, an opportunity for loyal RVNA business donors to structure their annual contributions of $1,000 or more in a way that is particularly meaningful to them as individuals and naturally aligned with their business offerings.
“Donors like the Couris, who look to support us more than just financially, but on a personal level, as well, with their time and expertise, are an essential part of RVNA’s connection to the community,” says RVNA President and CEO, Theresa Santoro. “They serve the very community to which they belong every time they support our mission.”
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at RVNA or becoming a member of the Governor Society, contact Alice Meenan, Director of Donor Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.