Tradition of Giving

Dec 22, 2016

For many, the holiday season is a time for giving to charities and volunteering time.  For some, the inspiration comes from their faith, for others, it may be IRS-driven.  Join us for a conversation about how generosity can and does play out in our live and communities this time of year in Maine. 

Guests:  Allen Ewing-Merrill, lead pastor at HopeGateWay

Laura Young, Vice President of Philanthropy with the Maine Community Foundation

Ellie Miller, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

Katharine Thompson

Nov 20, 2015

Charitable Giving

Nov 27, 2012

  We've survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Welcome now - to Giving Tuesday.  Why do we give and what does it mean to be philanthropic?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Laura Young, Vice President of Philanthropy at the Maine Community Foundation

Adam Tuchinsky, Associate Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences & Associate Professor of History at USM

Yellow Light Breen, Executive Vice President, Bangor Savings Bank

  "Is There Anything New About Innovation? A Cherished Philanthropic Buzzword" is the subject of the talk delivered by Gara LaMarche, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies. LaMarche delivered this address at the 2011 Maine Philanthropy Center's Annual Meeting.

  Speaking in Maine welcomes Doris Buffett, her younger brother Warren is one of wealthiest investors in America. Doris has used her fortune to dole out $100 million in grants aimed at increasing opportunities for the working poor and families in crisis.

  Speaking in Maine features Eleanor and FDR’s granddaughter, Anne Roosevelt. She discusses the legacy of her grandparents and the dynamics of giving during a program sponsored by the Maine Community Foundation.

In her talk, Ms. Roosevelt considers how challenging times may help us assess what we are doing to make our communities places where everyone can live. Referencing her grandparents and modern neuroscience, she addresses the challenges of philanthropy today.