Flower Again all started out of a call to compassion...
founder & chair
Hi, I am Jill Robey, and I am the founder of Flower Again. Flowers have always brought me great joy. I love choosing them, arranging them and giving them away. I love the smile they produce in others.
Flower Again all started out of a call to compassion. Through my church, I have had the opportunity to create and repurpose flower arrangements for the benefit of those in our congregation who have experienced a death in the family, an illness, isolation due to aging, or other personal difficulties. I have witnessed first-hand the joy this activity brings to anyone who could benefit from more human connection and something beautiful to brighten their day. It simply feels right to spread happiness.
I decided to expand this ministry throughout Fairfield County to make a greater impact, serving those of varying backgrounds, circumstances, and situations. I believe that the good desires of God take shape when we dare to follow our instincts and to care for others as we would our own families.
I also care deeply about our environment. By reusing flowers from weddings, funerals, florists, or corporate events, we are ensuring less floral material is added to our landfills. Flower Again is trying to do our part to keep our planet healthy and beautiful.
Flowers elicit smiles. Now, we can share in those smiles and be environmentally friendly at the same time. A win-win for humanity.
meet our board of directors
Jill has a degree in Early Childhood Education; she pivoted to work in financial services and spent over twenty years at Merrill Lynch. Jill has served on many non-profit boards including as President of her children’s elementary and high school PTA’s. She has also served as Chair of the Flower Ministry, Welcoming Ministry and Board of Deacons at the Congregational Church of New Canaan. Jill has recruited and led hundreds of volunteers throughout all of her experiences.
Favorite Flower: Hydrangea
founder & chair
Patricia has an MBA in Strategy and Finance from The Wharton School; she has worked as CEO and CFO of her own company, as a General Management Consultant, and a Public Accounting Auditor. Outside of work, she has served as a PTA Executive Board Member within the New Canaan Schools at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Pat also was a Board Member of New Canaan CARES leading its strategic vision and mission.
Favorite Flower: Lily
treasurer & board member
Lesley has a degree in interior design and worked for 10 years within the corporate interior design field. When her children were young, Lesley refocused her time toward many volunteer positions within the New Canaan community such as the Newcomers Club, New Canaan CARES and New Canaan Preservation Alliance. Lesley currently serves as the chair of Women’s Fellowship at The Congregational Church of New Canaan. Through her current position at Jane Beiles Photography, Lesley continues to use her creative, technical and organizational talents.