New Canaan residents Thomas Teles and David Rucci have been appointed to the New Canaan Library Board of Trustees.
“Tom and David are our most recent appointees, and earlier this year we were delighted to have three other accomplished, community-minded individuals join our board,” New Canaan LIbrary Executive Director Lisa Oldham said. “We welcomed Marie Dolan, Thomas Joyce, and Christopher O’Connor, who all joined the Board within the last six months. We are thrilled to have their expertise and talents, and know they will complement and inspire our team of dedicated board members as we embark on a transformative year ahead.”
Teles, his wife Sharon and their children are residents of New Canaan and supporters of the Library. Recently retired from Goldman Sachs after 21 years, Teles was a partner in the asset management unit. Along with his new board membership at New Canaan Library, he serves on the board of the Touch Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to strengthen the healthcare system in Tanzania.
“Libraries make leaders. Harry S. Truman once said, ‘Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.’” Teles said.
“I was really drawn to help the Library at this time given the landmark project plan which will do so much for our community,” he added.
Rucci, his wife Barbara, and their children are longtime residents of New Canaan. Rucci is a partner at the law firm of Lampert Toohey & Rucci, LLC, and a member of both the New Canaan Bar Association and the Rotary Club of New Canaan. He has served on the boards of the New Canaan Community Foundation, the Lakeview Cemetery Association and The Getabout. In addition to New Canaan Library, he currently serves as a board member for the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve on the Board, as the library is one of the most important institutions in our town,” Rucci said. “It is a place where our family has found information, ideas and a community. We are always grateful to the Library staff and volunteers who make the library one of this country’s best”
“Tom and David embody the spirit of community and enthusiasm that make our library such a vibrant, and vital, part of New Canaan,” said Robert Butman, president of the Board of Trustees. “We are extremely fortunate to have them on the board.”
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