STAMFORD, April 23, 2014 – The Ferguson Library’s fourth annual fundraising benefit, A Novel Affair, was the most successful yet, raising $196,000 for the Library with an evening of food and festivities. The event honored Greg Caggainello, Senior Vice President, Asset Management for Reckson, a Divison of SL Green, and former chair of The Ferguson Library Board of Trustees. Mr. Caggainello was awarded ‘The Ferguson Award’ for his long standing service to the Library.

A Novel Affair, which is the Library’s major fundraising event, raises funds for library services and collections. The evening featured small plates from some of the most popular area restaurants and caterers, (all food was donated) an open bar and wine tastings hosted by BevMax. There were also craft beer tastings courtesy of Charter Oak Brewing Company, SBC and Half Full Brewery, and a ‘Giving Bookshelf,’ and live and silent auctions.

Three hundred guests attended. Major sponsors included:

Friends of The Ferguson Library; Purdue Pharma L.P.; SL Green Realty Corp; OdysseyRe; GE Asset Management; Thomson Reuters; Kathryn Emmett & David S. Golub; Konica Minolta; Pitney Bowes, Inc.; and Silver Golub & Teitell.