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We are OPUS for Person to Person

With OPUS, there are numerous opportunities to make a positive impact in our community. You can become a member, support us as a sponsor, or participate in our fundraisers dedicated to Person to Person (P2P).

Joining us as a member allows you to contribute actively to our cause, while also connecting with like-minded women who share your passion for making a difference. Alternatively, participating in our fundraisers for P2P, like Blooms for Campers, provides a fantastic way to support our mission.

Together, we can create a brighter future and forge a closer community in the process. Explore the various ways you can get involved with OPUS and help us make a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

  • Volunteer Opportunties

    OPUS offers numerous volunteering opportunities throughout the year, from sorting donations at P2P to helping plan fundraisers through joining an event committee. 

  • Spring Benefit

    OPUS’s annual spring benefit is a hallmark event in the community, known for being a great time for a great cause.

  • Community Events

    We come together to host events for the entire community to enjoy, including the beloved “Claus for a Cause,” where Darien families can delight their children with a visit from Santa arriving on a fire truck!

  • Campership Program

    Our “Blooms for Campers” annual fundraiser helps provide “Camperships” for local children. Keep an eye out for our signature flower pinwheel around town, a symbol of support for our initiative.

  • Member Events

    We offer numerous occasions for members to mingle, from wine gatherings to shopping events. These activities foster the strong community spirit that OPUS is known for.

    Meet the Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors consists of 24 committed women, each integral in bringing our collective mission to life. Balancing their roles as professionals and full-time mothers, these women are rooted in Fairfield County and bring a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives to our organization.

    Meeting monthly, the board plans and offers support for the array of OPUS initiatives, ensuring that each aligns with our goals. Their dedication not only drives the success of current programs but also shapes the future of OPUS, creating a lasting impact within the community we cherish.

    Mariana Kniffin


    Mariely Clarkson

    Vice President

    Sarah Whitman


    Caroline Buffon

    Event Logistics

    Kathryn Maki

    Event Logistics

    Anne Riggs


    Genie Ball


    Clare DeSalvo

    Baby Basics

    Kristin Ryan


    Katie Cooney


    Sara Terry


    Nicole DiOrio

    Corporate Development

    Tess Smith

    Corporate Development

    Carolyn Frazier


    Annie Kaiser


    Katie Natale

    Spring Benefit

    Traci Sheperd

    Spring Benefit

    Beth Ladd

    Member Events

    Tory Lariar

    Member Events

    Emelyn Northway

    Alumnae Relations

    Holly Rafalski

    Alumnae Relations

    Stefanie Beaubrun


    Kate Garvin

    Baby Basics

    Meghan Thorton

    P2P Board Liaison

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