Founded in 1956, the Women's Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town is the main volunteer fundraising group for the museum. Their mission is to aid, assist, support and render useful service to the Staten Island Historical Society (Historic Richmond Town) in the preservation, restoration and interpretation of landmarks on Staten Island - to help preserve historic records, relics, and other articles connected with the early history of the Island and raise funds to carry out these purposes - to have study programs and promote fellowship among members.
The Auxiliary runs special fundraising programs throughout the year like Christmas in Richmond Town, Spring Fair and Bennett Café. Their dedication and passion makes all their efforts successful. They have also mentored a new generation of volunteers through their inspirational work. In 2015 they reached a major milestone - $1,000,000 raised through over 50,000 hours of volunteering.
In 2007 the Auxiliary re-opened Bennett Café. Since then a substantial portion of the annual donations to Historic Richmond Town come through the Bennett Café. Click here to learn more about the Café.
If you would like to become a member of the Women's Auxiliary please call us at 718-351-1611 x. 240 or fill out this FORM and we will contact you!
Helen Gambardella President
Sue Quadrino 1st Vice President
Barbara Mireider 2nd Vice President
Mary Ann Weibel Treasurer
Ann Borik Asst. Treasurer
Angela Barone Recording Secretary
Elaine Cartigiano Corresponding Secretary
Erma Riera Assistant to the Secretaries