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.

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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Mike and Denise Dubyak: Passionate About Education

“…We believe the most important component of optimizing a person’s chances to fulfill their career dreams starts in early childhood.”

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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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Achayo Katanga and the Community Bicycle Center

"I used to like to stay in the shadows but the CBC made me come out into the light and be myself," says Achayo Katanga, 11, who has discovered new friends and interests at the Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford.

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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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