Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

March 2018 Corporate Funders Gathering: Pillars of Giving and Sponsorships

Multiple pillars in a row
Thursday, March 22, 2018 -
8:30am to 10:30am EDT
TD Bank & Charitable Foundation Administrative Offices
70 Gray Road, Falmouth, Maine
Registration Fee: 
Members: $15.00
Non-members: $25.00
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How do companies determine what their corporate giving policies should be? How do they ensure that their giving priorities are aligned with their mission and values?

Designed for corporate giving professionals, this gathering will explore the strategic development of corporate giving programs. In addition to discussing how to develop such initiatives, we'll talk about putting giving guidelines into practice.

We'll kick off the morning with brief presentations by Heather Harris, vice president for corporate communications at Kennebunk Savings, and Janet Wyper, manager of community relations at L.L.Bean, who will provide overviews of their organizations' philanthropic giving and community outreach programs.

Janet will talk about L.L. Bean's extensive Community Partners program and charitable giving activities. Heather will offer insight into:

  • how Kennebunk Savings developed its Pillars of Giving and Community Promise initiative.
  • how the bank negotiates sponsorship and grant requests and determines how much to give through its Community Investment program.
  • the metrics and benchmarks that Kennebunk Savings uses when evaluating its success at giving back to the community and "being a good neighbor."


After the presentations, there will be time for Q&A. We'll spend most of the gathering in casual conversation with one another, sharing ideas and learning from each other's experiences.

Image: Stuart Anthony, "Pillars," via Flickr. Creative Commons License.

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