Founders Hall provides a diverse program of social, educational and physical fitness programs for today’s active seniors in a warm, fun and stimulating atmosphere.
Founders Hall was conceived and built by Founders Hall Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization started by the families of Elaine and John Couri and Liz and Steven Goldstone. Their vision was a new standard for senior recreation and education by combining a state-of-the-art facility with a caring staff and an exciting curriculum of classes and activities.
They approached the Town of Ridgefield, where they hoped to locate the building, looking for a suitable location. The Town agreed to lease land on Danbury Road to the Foundation. In 2002, the Foundation built the building and opened Founders Hall. Since then, the Town has extended the lease in 10-year increments with options for future extensions. With continued financial support from generous people like you, the Foundation will continue to operate Founders Hall for generations to come.