Joyce Ligi, senior vice president of Ridgefield Bank, has
won the greater Danbury area Good Scout Award for her
contributions to the community. Megan Baker
Service to community earns banker a Good Scout Award
By Mark Langlois
NEWS-TIMES BUSINESS EDITOR
DANBURY Joyce Ligi, senior vice president of Ridgefield Bank and
a veteran banker in Danbury with more than 25 years of experience,
will receive the greater Danbury area Good Scout Award in December.
Ligi has been recognized several times for her work in the
community, which began when she was a teen-ager and a Girl Scout.
Among her awards is the Women of Challenge Award, presented in
1991 to five local women by the Girl Scout Council of Southwestern
"When I won the Girl Scout honor, my mother had all my old merit
badges framed," Ligi said. "It was all so long ago, I don't remember
what they were for."
Ligi, a former Union Trust executive also received the
Outstanding Citizens Award in 1990 by the Danbury Jaycees; the Edith
Hatch Volunteer Leadership Award by the local American Red Cross;
and the Peter T. White Volunteer Service Award from the United Way
of Northern Fairfield County in 1993 when she served as chairman of
the board and as campaign chairman. She was contribution campaign
co-chairman in 1996.
"She has a long history of helping people in both Ridgefield and
Danbury," said Clarice Osiecki, who is chairing the December
luncheon that will honor Ligi. Osiecki is the former president of
the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and 1998 winner of the Good
"The luncheon is a major fund-raising effort by the Scouts,"
Osiecki said. "Close to 4,000 children participate in Scouting in
the Danbury area, and as long as people believe in character
building, good citizenship and helping immerse children in American
culture, they will support Scouting."
The luncheon raised $50,000 in 1998 when Osiecki won and it
raised the same amount last year when Anthony M. Rizzo won the Good
"We're extremely pleased to honor Joyce Ligi with this award,"
said Doug Krofina, Scout executive with the Connecticut Yankee
Council, Boy Scouts of America. "Her leadership and tireless efforts
in supporting numerous community organizations is reflected in the
respect and esteem in which she is held."
Ligi chaired this luncheon in 1992 and was co-chairman several
other times. Ligi said she supports the Boy Scouts because they work
with literally thousands of boys in the Danbury/Ridgefield area.
"The leadership and life skills are so important. They are skills
they can use throughout their lives," Ligi said.
The money raised by the luncheon supports the Urban Scout Reach
Programs in Danbury, Stamford, Norwalk and Bridgeport, which brings
Scouting to city children. The Connecticut Yankee Council serves
25,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers and Learning for Life
The Good Scout luncheon will take place Dec. 5 at the Danbury
Hilton & Towers. For information, call Chris Carolla, finance
director, Connecticut Yankee Council, Boy Scouts of America at (203)
876-6868, ext. 257.
Contact Mark Langlois
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (203) 731-3337.