In this John T. Gorman Foundation summer newsletter, you can learn more about our partnerships to strengthen opportunities for children and families, – including transformative work in Lewiston; two-generation initiatives that tap into the power of housing; successful efforts to help families build the assets they need for economic mobility; initiatives to support children and caregivers impacted by domestic violence; and much more. In their own ways, each show what the ‘power of community’ can do when matched with effective strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.
We are excited to share an update on the direction and focus of the John T. Gorman Foundation’s work over the coming years. We remain committed to improving the lives of Maine people most acutely experiencing the adverse effects of poverty. But, to make greater progress toward that goal, we will be focusing more intensively … Read more
Dear Friend, As I review our Fall Newsletter, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude, energy, and pride. I’m grateful to be able to learn from the John T. Gorman Fellows, who just wrapped up their nine-month seminar with presentations on the outcomes they are working to achieve. The event also gave … Read more
Message from President & CEO Nicole Witherbee Dear Friend, Here in Maine, we’re always grateful for the arrival of summer and the warmth it brings. Yet, we are undeniably emerging from this winter and spring into challenging times, with uncertainty ahead. Amid this moment of change, however, there … Read more
Message From Shawn Gorman Dear Friend, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m writing to share the start of a new leadership chapter for the John T. Gorman Foundation. As you may know, this organization was founded 27 years ago by my uncle, Tom Gorman, to help disadvantaged Mainers and give back to the community … Read more
With Thanksgiving already around the corner, all of us at the John T. Gorman Foundation have much to be thankful for – not in spite of the challenges brought by this lingering pandemic but in light of them. COVID continues to make life difficult for low-income families and the organizations that serve them. But still, our communities persevere, and the Foundation’s partners continue to make important progress in improving the lives of Maine people.
Dear Friend, While the season has brought us welcomed warmer weather and longer days, that hasn’t slowed the pace of good work being done by our grantees and partners throughout Maine. Similarly, it’s been a busy and exciting couple of months here at the John T. Gorman Foundation. In May, we joined many others in … Read more
Dear Friend, While spring always brings renewed hopefulness, this year certainly finds it in great measure – and not just because of the warm weather (though that hasn’t hurt either). Vaccinations have finally allowed us to safely reconnect with loved ones and resume pastimes we have dearly missed. And each Mainer who gets vaccinated brings us … Read more