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2023 LIA Membership / Donation Drive

Your financial support is vital and appreciated. Here's how you benefit!

Dear Neighbor,                                                                                                                                                 

Lordship is welcoming many new residents, so we thought you might like a review or introduction to the Lordship Improvement Association (LIA):  what it’s about and how you benefit from this non-profit, all-volunteer organization.  


The LIA was formed as a land trust for the use and enjoyment of Lordship residents.  


The property we own is on Long Island Sound and known as The Bluffs, the nature trail and habitat below The Bluffs, and Lordship/Russian Beach.  All is entirely maintained by donations from Lordship residents to the LIA – the Town of Stratford provides no services.  So, every time you enjoy this beautiful property or walk or ride along it on Park Blvd., think about how your donation contributes to its maintenance.


In addition to maintaining The Bluffs, the LIA has taken on the creation and maintenance of eight gardens in Lordship.  This includes the flowers and shrubs at Ackley Memorial Park (the Gazebo!), the Flagpole and Captain Kidd’s Gardens on the Bluffs, Beach Drive Circular Garden, Crown Street Garden (by the Lordship Elementary School), Triangular Rose Garden (foot of Maple St/Laurel St), Wayne’s Walk (on Riverdale Dr), and the Washington Parkway Garden.  (See Gardens Map.)


2023 Membership Drive – Help Us Reach $30,000 Goal


We need your financial help to continue to make our slice of paradise beautiful.

Below shows how your donations are allocated to the various LIA expenditures:

  • The Bluffs, 60%

  • Gardens, 15%

  • Membership Drive, 14%

  • Insurance & Utilities, 5%

  • Miscellaneous, 6%

LIA Membership donations are renewed annually. Please consider an option that suits you best:

Lifetime Membership:  $10,000

Annual Memberships:

  • President's Club - $1,000

  • Lighthouse Club - $500

  • Russian Beach Club - $100

  • Member - $50

  • Booster - less than $50


LIA gratefully accepts gifts and bequests in memory of loved ones.

Please consider including this request in the obituary information.


To write a check, please send to: 

Lordship Improvement Association, Inc

P.O. Box 313

Stratford, CT 06615


Or donate online with credit card or PayPal:




Please Note:

  • Contributions from non-residents are welcome; however, voting rights are available only to Lordship residents who contribute $50.00 or more.

  • The LIA is a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contributions are tax deductible.

  • All personal information is kept confidential and will not be shared with any other organization or business concern.


Please be generous! Thank you for your support!


Volunteer! We Enjoy Working Together


We welcome your help and friendship as we work together to enhance Lordship’s beauty and environment. And there are many opportunities to help maintain the LIA’s eight gardens – and more.  Please indicate your interests and say hello at:


LIA Board of Governors     


Jim Warren - President

Emily Viner - Associate President

Hans Drenkard - Secretary   

Susan Birge - Treasurer

Jane Scofield - Burgess

John Florian - Historian/Communications

See more about the LIA and Board of Governors

Thank you for your support!

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