grassroots giving

 

FEDERAL, STATE, CORPORATE, & FOUNDATION GRANTS

  • The Betterment Fund
  • The Bingham Program
  • Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
  • The Sam L. Cohen Foundation
  • Edward H. Daveis Benevolent Fund
  • Davis Family Foundation
  • Frances R. Dewing Foundation
  • The Hudson Foundation
  • Helen & George Ladd
    Charitable Corporation
  • State of Maine
  • Maine Charity Foundation Fund
  • Maine Community Foundation
  • Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • The National Endowment
    for the Humanities
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Rines/Thompson Fund
  • Alfred M. Senter Fund
  • Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
  • Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation
  • TD Charitable Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Vincent B. & Barbara G. Welch
    Supporting Organization
 

                         New Books, New Readers provided 39 four-session series (17 of them in correctional settings) and 17 single-book sessions designed especially for English Language Learners, serving approximately 800 adults who struggle to read, improving their belief in their own ideas as well as their literacy skills.

ANNUAL FUND

MHC Circle
  • Peter J. Aicher
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charlton H. Ames
  • Tim & Sarah Arnold
  • Richard E. Barnes
  • Carol M. Beaumier
  • William Case, III
  • Madeleine G. Corson
  • Eileen M. Curran
  • Eliot R. Cutler & Melanie Stewart Cutler
  • Judith Daniels
  • Diversified Communications at the recommendation of Josephine Detmer
  • Jill M. Goldthwait
  • Barbara Goodbody
  • Geoffrey M. Gratwick & Lucy G. Quimby
  • Phillips-Green Foundation at the recommendation of Douglas Green
  • Martha S. Henry
  • Erik C. Jorgensen & Tamara M. Risser
  • Lincoln & Gloria Ladd
  • Lois S. Lamdin
  • Alexandra Ames Lawrence
    & James Lawrence
  • Jonathan S. Lee
  • Thomas & Leslie Lizotte
  • Sally & Ted Oldham
  • John R. Opperman
  • Harriet & Steven Passerman
  • Anne Russell
  • Dorothy & Elliott Schwartz
  • From a Component Fund of Maine Community Foundation, at the recommendation of Kenneth Spirer
    & Joan Leitzer
  • Maryanne & John Ward
  • Peter & Margaret Webster
  • Joe & Carol Wishcamper Fund
    of the Maine Community Foundation
    at the recommendation
    of Joe & Carol Wishcamper
  • Douglas E. Woodbury
    & Judith A. Fletcher Woodbury
  • Anne Broderick Zill
 

                         The MHC presented Literature & Medicine programs at 12 medical institutions, serving 216 doctors, nurses, chaplains, home health and hospice workers, physician assistants, and other health professionals. This nationally recognized program helps health care professionals better handle the pressures of their work by increasing communication skills, empathy for patients, and cultural awareness.

Humanities Benefactor
  • Anonymous
  • Douglas Chamberlain
  • Tom & Kate Cheney Chappell
  • Lois MacKinnon Davis
  • Laura & Douglas Henry
  • Merton G. Henry
  • Theodora J. Kalikow
  • Ann Kibbie & Kevin Wertheim
  • Waltrud Lampé
  • James McKenna & Jane Orbeton
  • Sarah S. Meacham
  • Neil Rolde
  • Mary Lee Rushmore
  • Bob & Judy Tredwell
 
 

                         28 libraries throughout the state hosted a free Let’s Talk About It series, giving more than 400 Mainers in towns large and small the unique community-building experience of text-based discussion facilitated by a scholar.

Humanities Companion
  • Anonymous
  • Rick & Anne Brown
  • Chuck & Mary Callanan
  • Donna Cassidy & Michael Lawrenson
  • Joseph A. Conforti
  • Elizabeth Davidson
  • Robert Flory
  • George & Cheryl Higgins
  • D. Brock Hornby
  • William T. & Elizabeth L. Knowles Fund
    of the Maine Community Foundation
  • Stephen J. Podgajny & Laura Bean
  • Larry & Edis Risser
  • Patricia Sanborn
  • Jane & Harry Sawyer
  • John Ryan & Jenny Scheu
  • Betty S. Smith
  • Suzanne Trazoff
  • Alice N. Wellman
  • Woodbury Fund
    of the Maine
    Community Foundation
 

                         Born to Read held 17 literature-based trainings with themes of anti-conflict and diversity for 240 early childhood educators, including a new model that combined in-person and online workshops, distributing more than 1,968 books to child care homes and centers across Maine.

Humanities Partner
  • Anonymous (4)
  • William W. Alcorn
  • Jonathan & Nancy Aldrich
  • Sandy & Mary Allen
  • Ann Marie Almeida
  • John & Sally Amory
  • Sally & Ron Bancroft
  • Martha Barkley
  • Mrs. Peter C. Barnard
  • Eve Bennett
  • Aletha Blackmore
  • Elaine Ford & Arthur Boatin
  • Victoria & Erno Bonebakker
  • Marjorie A. Boyd, MD
  • Jane & Frank Bragg
  • Susan & Franklin Burroughs
  • Joan Bussiere
  • Corley Anne Byras
  • Anthony Corrado
  • Marilyn Crowley
  • Bonnie & Richard D’Abate
  • Elizabeth L. Davis
  • Marylee & Charles Dodge
  • Martina Duncan
  • Susan Emmet
  • Peter M. Enggass
  • Taffy & Eliot Field
  • Alexandra W. Fogel
  • George & Patricia Fowler
  • Ed Friedman
  • Friends of Norway Memorial Library
  • Gregory Peter Gallant
  • Laurie A. Gibson & Stephen P. Beale
  • Susan & Jerry Goldberg
  • Connie Goldman
  • Ann A. Guild
  • Catharine W. Guiles
  • Judith Hakola
  • Kathy Hardwick
  • Janet Henry & Vernon Moore
  • Mr. Willard J. Hertz
  • Cynthia Howland
  • Katharine Hughes
  • Kathryn Hunt
  • Carolyn Jenks
  • Beryl Ann Johnson
  • David R. Jones & Angela J. Connelly
  • Neil Jorgensen & Martha Petersen
  • Sheldon & Audrey Katz
  • Molly Kellogg
  • Katy Kline & Bill Ryan
  • Diana Krauss & Jere LaPointe
  • Neil Lamb
  • Bill Laney
  • Dale & Rich Lewis
  • Chris & Sue Livesay
  • Pamela Lord
  • Katharine & Robert Lynn
  • Nancy M. MacKnight
  • Robert & Marlene Mailloux
  • John Marr
  • Karen Massey & Jeff Thaler
  • Nancy N. Masterton
  • Dana & Jeanne d’Arc Mayo
  • Robert E. McAfee, MD
  • Sarah F. McMahon
  • Mr. & Mrs. George Metcalf
  • Margaret Morfit
  • Joan W. Morrison
  • David L. Moulton
  • The Family of Stephen & Joyce Munier,
    in honor of Mert Henry’s 85th birthday
  • Virginia Nees-Hatlen
  • Edwena Nichols
  • Hilda & Don Nicoll
  • Peter C. O’Connor
  • Clifton & Susan Olds
  • Kathryn J. Olmstead
  • Dr. & Mrs. Harold Osher
    (The Norumbega Fund of the Maine Community Foundation)
  • Lewis M. & Marjorie M. Pearson
  • Lenore & Norman Rapkin
  • Rick Rector
  • Beverly & Roger Richmond
  • Drs. Peter & Trudi Riesenberg
  • Liam Riordan
  • Sharon L. Rosen
  • Susie Saunders
  • Ms. Ann Schonberger
  • Peter Schwindt & Patricia Riley
  • Elizabeth Scully
  • Kenneth Shure & Liv Rockefeller
  • Karen Stathoplos & Kim Krauss
  • Dick & Penny Stevens
  • Holmes & Didi Stockly
  • Kathleen Sullivan & Robert Stevens
  • Christina Teale
  • Marcia & Ronald Teichner
  • Ken & Mary Pat Templeton
  • Mrs. Barbara Mildram Thompson
  • Philip Thompson
  • Anne Thompson
  • Thomas & Kathryn Tracy
  • Barbara Trafton
  • Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Trautman
  • Faith A. Vautour
  • Candace & Edward Walworth
  • Dr. & Mrs. H. B. Wheeler
  • The Wigobels
  • Elizabeth Wiley
  • John & Bette Woodbury
  • Marilyn Zoidis
 

                         The MHC held two History Camps for 43 students in Wells and Brunswick. Under the guidance of middle school teacher Nicole Rancourt, Rachel Carson campers in Wells spent the week immersing themselves in Carson’s life and legacy and understanding the context in which her career took place. In Brunswick, Tom Desjardin, historian for Maine’s Bureau of Parks & Lands, led the Joshua Chamberlain camp with high school history teachers Dennis Edmondson and Jeremy Skelton for attendees who traveled as far as two hours to attend, learning how to deconstruct the myths surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg, and visiting both the College (and its Special Collections and Archives) and Chamberlain’s house museum.

Humanities Friend
  • Anonymous (5)
  • Kathryn & Tom Ainsworth
  • Mr. & Mrs. John W. Ambrose
  • Richard A. Aronson
  • Helen Ayotte
  • Robert & Rosemary Babcock
  • Anne G. Ball & Dennis Welsh
  • Sam & Sally Ballard
  • Edmund & Ruth Benedikt
  • Lynn & Charles Biebel
  • John & Judith Bielecki
  • Maureen Bien
  • Martha & Sidney Block
  • Cheryl J. Brown & Lynda B. Sheltmire
  • Paul Brunelle
  • Michael D. Burke
  • Midge & John Burns
  • Sue Carrington
  • Professor Steven R. Cerf
  • Jacqueline & Irvin Cohen Jr.
  • Dick & Norma Coughlin
  • Sally J. Daggett
  • Diana Dionne-Morang
  • Linda J. Docherty
  • Anne Dolbashian
  • Harland Eastman
  • Anne C. Edmonds
  • Beth Ellers
  • Jack & Noreen Evans
  • Dianne Fallon
  • John Fischer & Susan Wegner
  • Deborah & John Fleurant
  • Ardelle Foss
  • Frank & Eileen Frye
  • Phyllis & Al Fuchs
  • Phil Steele & Francesca Galluccio-Steele
  • Harold & Elizabeth Gibbs
  • Carolyn E. H. Gontoski
  • Joe & Merna Guttentag
  • E. E. Hirshler
  • Stanley R. Howe
  • Marcia Lunt Howell
  • Ira & Jessica Hymoff
  • Margery Y. Irvine
  • Priscilla Jackson
  • Diana Jeannotte
  • Susan Kanak
  • Susan A. Kaplan
  • Kerck & Susan Kelsey
  • Mary Lou & Gerry Kennedy
  • Dr. Carol F. Kessler
  • Sylvia Katharine Kraemer
  • Margaret J. Kravchuk & Harold Hamilton
  • Stephanie Kumble
  • Michael & Sheryl Little
  • Robert & Marlene Mailloux
  • Peggy Marchand
  • Michael Martinez
  • Simeon & Judith Maslin
  • Edward McCarthy
  • Peter & Marcy McGuire
  • Barbara L. McLellan
  • Jean McManamy
  • Wesley & Diane McNair
  • Nancy Meader
  • Patricia Messler
  • Daphne S. Meyer
  • Nan & Bob Morrell
  • Richard & Eleanor Morrell
  • Catherine Morrow
  • Jane Veazie Nelson
  • Leonard M. Passano & Elizabeth Howe
  • James & Jo Pendleton
  • Jan Phillips & Dennis Grafflin
  • Rebecca Robbins Raines
  • Stephanie Ralph
  • Emily Rand & Norman F. Breitner
  • Deborah Reed
  • Ursula Reidel-Schrewe
  • David Richard
  • s Stephen & Wilma Rose
  • Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Saunders
  • Priscilla Schwartz
  • Victoria Sears
  • Howard Segal
  • Peggy & Stephen Shapiro
  • Jane Sheehan
  • Dr. & Mrs. Wickham Skinner
  • William & Ursula Slavick
  • Richard & Alice Spencer
  • Lucy & Woodie Stroble
  • Joan Sturmthal
  • Judith P. Swazey
  • Linda Tatelbaum
  • Alalia & Frederick Thaler
  • Yolanda Theunissen
  • Anne S. Varney
  • Diane C. Vatne
  • Richard Wagner
  • David & Susan Webbert
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gordon L. Weil
  • David Weiss
  • Deb Whitworth
  • Nathaniel Wing
  • Jane Woodruff
  • Nancy Ziegler
  • Melinda & Barry Zitin
 

                         The MHC offered three day-long Humanities Programs at five sites for 224 teachers, students, and community members: Perspectives on East Asia at Thornton Academy in Saco and Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft; What Do Borders Mean at the Cary Library in Houlton and the St. John Valley Technology Center in Frenchville; and The Politics of Conscience: Margaret Chase Smith and Today’s Political Climate in Skowhegan.

Additional Generous Support
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Priscilla Ambrose
  • Bill & Tina Baker
  • Reverend & Mrs. R.A. Bamforth
  • Robert Bent
  • Rita Kay Bergeron
  • Charlotte M. Bisson
  • Susan & Whitney Blair
  • George H. Bouchard
  • Ann Patricia Burnes
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Cash
  • Paulette Chernack
  • Margaret Cruikshank
  • Diane & David Cutler
  • Carla Dickstein
  • Mr. & Mrs. Randolph P. Dominic Jr.
  • Jacques & Eva Downs
  • Lisa Feldman
  • Geneva M. Frost
  • Ruth Hannan
  • Michael & Bridget Healy
  • Gertrude Hickey
  • David B. Humphrey
  • Sheila Jans
  • Sue Jorgensen
  • Harry & Berna Kaiserian
  • Donald J. King
  • Claire & Jim Knox
  • Richard & Sandra Lawrence
  • Suzanne Leibowitz
  • Richard Leighton
  • Mary E. M. & Robert Lingley
  • Linda Lord
  • Eloise McLaughlin
  • Luci Merin & Ricard Byard
  • Mary Ann Moore
  • Sanford Phippen
  • Jay Pollack & Rosie Wohl
  • Dorothy E. Pratt
  • Kenneth Read
  • Marta Rieman
  • Janet Roberts
  • Lee Roberts
  • Anne M. Rosenthal
  • Elizabeth Ward Saxl
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charles Scontras
  • Bonnie Shulman
  • Joseph L. Soley
  • Seth & Laura Sprague
  • Susan L. Tananbaum & Joe Frazer
  • Deborah Taylor
  • Priscilla B. Thorne
  • Ms. Diana Weatherby
  • Jane Weinstein
 

                         Picturing America shows educators of Maine children ages birth through 18 how using art, visual media, and literature can foster critical thinking, listening skills, and understanding of history, culture, and art in their classrooms. Over 100 educators participated in Picturing America at the Atrium Gallery in Auburn, the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, and the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor.

SPECIAL FUNDS

Dorothy Schwartz Opportunity Fund
  • Margaret W. Freeman
  • Dian K. Petty
  • Stephen J. Podgajny & Laura Bean
 
The Fund for Literature & Medicine
  • Penny Armstrong
  • Patricia Bixel
  • Erno Bonebakker
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Denise Dernorsek
  • Donna Jones
  • Larry & Carol Kalajainen
  • Lincoln & Gloria Ladd
  • Timothy Richardson
  • Elizabeth Sinclair
  • Jonathan B. Zuckerman, MD
 

PROGRAM RESTRICTED GIFTS

Born to Read
  • Madeline G. Corson
 
Letters About Literature
  • The David Royte Fund
 
Literature & Medicine
  • Cheryl J. Brown & Lynda B. Sheltmire
  • Sherrie Downing
  • Clare Dykewicz
  • Stephen Hayes & Carol McCarthy
  • Alan McIlhenny & Elizabeth Ackerson
  • Noel Nehova
  • Dr. Daniel K. Onion
  • Timothy Richardson
 
New Books, New Readers
  • Yolanda Theunissen & Richard C. Veit
 
Winter Weekend Sponsors
( New Books, New Readers )
Achilles
  • Alison Hildreth
  • Katharine J. Watson
  • Pip & Judy Wick
 
Hector
  • John S. Emerson
  • Deborah Downs & Jon Gale
  • Diane Garthwaite & Matthew Liang
  • Cornelia Kittredge
  • Peter & Margaret Webster
  • Franny & Daniel Zilkha
 
Helen
  • Anonymous
  • Barbara Barrall
  • Jim & Sarah Bowie
  • Roger & Betty Gilmore
  • James & Beth Kilbreth
  • Mac & Sue Rogers
  • Mary Lee Rushmore
  • Dorothy & Elliott Schwartz
  • Richard & Louise Sullivan
 
Agamemnon
  • Anonymous
  • Catherine Adams
  • S. Arshad
  • Maureen Bien
  • The Reverend Dr. Catherine G. Borchert
  • Jean A. Bott
  • Marjorie A. Boyd, MD
  • Charlotte Brown
  • Carol Cardon
  • Marcia Carter
  • Mary Murray Coleman
  • Alexis DesRoches
  • Josephine H. Detmer
  • Warden & Betsy Dilworth
  • Barbey & Ned Dougherty
  • Sharon Rawson Estell
  • Ellen Goldsmith
  • Stephen Hayes & Carol McCarthy
  • Drs. Donald & Sally Hoople
  • Jens Jorgensen
  • Lincoln Ladd
  • Sarah S. Meacham
  • Harriet Mill
  • Jurgen Niffka
  • Susan Saunders
  • Katarina Sawtelle
  • Elizabeth G. Serrage
  • Judy & Mike Stein
  • Nan & Bill Stone
  • Christina Teale
  • Margaret P. Watson
  • Katarina Weslien
  • Kay White
 
Inventing Tradition:
Good Maine Food
  • The Reverend Dr. Catherine G. Borchert
  • Holly Hock & Christopher Dumaine
  • Neil Jorgensen & Martha Petersen
  • Sylvia Katharine Kraemer
  • Sarah S. Meacham
  • Mike & Elizabeth Saxl
  • Dorothy & Elliott Schwartz
  • Denise Vachon
 
Rocky Pastures Raffle
  • Allen H. Berger
  • Gayle Brazeau
  • Patricia Burdick
  • Jacqueline Cohen
  • Richard Curtis
  • Eliot R. Cutler & Melanie Stewart Cutler
  • Judith Daniels
  • Denise Dernorsek
  • Bernadette Farrar
  • Priscilla Grant
  • Cyrus Hagge
  • Jeanne O’Toole Hayman
  • Janet Henry & Vernon Moore
  • Steven Horowitz
  • Sam Hull
  • Neil Jorgensen
  • John Kelly
  • Helena MacDonald
  • Karen Massey
  • Margaret Morfit
  • Steven Morrow
  • John R. Opperman
  • Patricia Parker
  • Michael Payson
  • Chellie Pingree
  • Henry Schmelzer
  • Dorothy Schwartz
  • John Serrage
  • William Slavick
  • Maryanne Ward
  • Margaret D. Webster
  • Pip & Judy Wick
  • Meg Wolff
  • Douglas Woodbury
 
In-Kind Donors
  • Peter J. Aicher
  • Tom’s of Maine
 
Matching Gifts
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation