In December, MPC bid farewell to board chair Peter Taylor of the Maine Community Foundation and welcomed new board chair John Shoos of the Sam L. Cohen Foundation!
Maine Philanthropy News
On December 18th, legislation permanently extending the IRA charitable rollover was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama.
The MeHAF Board of Trustees recently announced that founding President and CEO, Dr. Wendy J. Wolf, plans to step down at the end of 2016 after fifteen years of leading Maine’s largest health foundation.
The Maine Development Foundation recently announced that Yellow Light Breen, former Bangor Savings Bank executive, has been appointed their new President and CEO.
According to the newly released report, Maine ranked 12th among the 50 states in overall child well-being.
Steven Rowe, former state attorney general and Maine House speaker, to lead the Maine Community Foundation.
Americans gave an estimated $358.38 billion to charity in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the Great Recession, according to the 60th anniversary edition of Giving USA.
The Ford Foundation announced a sweeping overhaul, directing all its giving toward curbing financial, racial, gender, and other inequities and doubling the total it gives in the form of unrestricted grants for operating support.
The Maine Economic Growth Council and Maine Development Foundation are pleased to present Measures of Growth 2015, the 21st annual report on the key indicators that measures Maine’s progress toward long-term, sustainable economic growth and a high quality of life for all Maine people.