MaineCF@35

The Maine Community Foundation celebrates its 35th year in 2018 with occasional profiles of people who contribute to and benefit from the foundation's work to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.

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Mike Felton, Paul Meinersmann & Amy Palmer: The Makerspace Initiative

“At its core, the Makerspace reminds students (and educators!) that we are all inventors and entrepreneurs and have the power to solve problems.

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Stefan Jackson: Coaxer, Guide, Coach

“So diversity training entails learning to enjoy pushing rope up hill: painstaking, high failure-rate work on a molecular, atomic level – and being happy with long-term success of altering strands in organizational DNA.”

 

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Edward Kaelber: MaineCF’s Founding President

“I remember getting grant proposals from small organizations. They didn’t write anything fancy, but they knew what they needed.”

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James Ritter: Maine State Librarian

“…Libraries in Maine are the nodes of multiple connections and the gateways for prosperous communities.”

 

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Troy Murphy: Mogul Master and Adventurer

“To me being a Mainer means that you’re a very genuine person who’s friendly, down to earth, and up for adventure!”

 

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Richard Silliboy and the World’s Largest Potato Basket

“I come out here [to my workshop] and work with the brown ash and it’s almost like praying.”

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Sherry Streeter: Artist and Activist

“I love this community... We are all interdependent. If something goes wrong, you’re covered because people here care.”

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Carol Shutt and the Astor Incentive Awards

“I think the [Astor] grants have made me more of an artist,” says K-8 art teacher Carol Shutt. “And they have changed how I work with kids. Being a teacher but being an artist too, I am setting an example.”

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Betty Robinson and Tree Street Youth

"The diversity that immigrant youth brings to our community enriches the social and economic fabric of our lives,” says Betty Robinson,  a former board member and now county committee member at MaineCF who works with Tree Street Youth in Lewiston.


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