Board Of Directors

John Loehr, President
Don Sturges, Vice President
Scott Crane, Treasurer
Barbara Tully, Secretary

Peter Casazza
John Fisher
Lorraine Morley
Phil Riordan
Chris Tiberio
Ed Tonnessen
Joseph Walsh

P.O. Box 486
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage is a
tax exempt 501c3 non-profit
Federal ID# 80-0025932
Annual Report and audited
financials available upon request.

2012 Annual Report

Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage, Inc.

Annual Report of the Board of Directors – Calendar Year 2012

View the entire report in PDF form

November 9, 2012

Mission Statement

Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage, Inc. (RSC) is a 501c3 non-profit entity incorporated as a State of Connecticut organization on December 17, 2001. RSC is charged with planning, fundraising, building and supervising the operation of community-based resident group housing for the developmentally disabled in the Town of Ridgefield, CT.

Organizational Background

RSC, Inc. emerged as the result of a working partnership of local organizations formed in 2000, including Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, Inc.; The Ridgefield Affordable Housing Committee; SPHERE Inc. (Special People’s Housing, Education, Recreation, Employment), a local non-profit group that provides services and advocacy for the developmentally disabled; the Town of Ridgefield Municipal Agent for the Disabled; and ARI of Connecticut, Inc., a non-profit organization involved in
managing group homes and providing vocational services to the developmentally disabled community
in Fairfield County, CT.

RSC, Inc. collaborated with various public and private sponsors to construct Sunrise Cottage at 6 Sunset Lane in 2003-2004 in a neighborhood setting close to the geographic center of Ridgefield under a long-term no cost ground lease with the Town of Ridgefield. Initial private donations totaling $350,000 leveraged a $368,400 Section 811 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in combination with annual rental subsidies provided by HUD, and annual operating subsidies provided by the State of Connecticut, Department of Developmental Services (DDS), and Department of Social Services (DSS). Sunrise Cottage residents live close to their families and are actively connected to the Ridgefield community they have grown to know and love. The Cottage is a visible result of the heartfelt support demonstrated by caring citizens, local businesses and private foundations that generously assist in underwriting Cottage operations and programs. The Cottage is professionally managed and staffed 24 hours / 7 days weekly by ARI of CT, Inc. The Cottage is the current full-time residence for six developmentally disabled adults from the greater Ridgefield area. Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage, Inc. does not directly employ any staff and does not pay salaries or compensation to Directors or to other individuals. The business mailing address for Ridgefield Sunrise Cottage, Inc. is P.O. Box 486, Ridgefield, CT 06877. John F. Loehr, President can be reached at 203-438-9524 or via e-mail at or via regular mail c/o 293 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877.