Winter 2020 Newsletter Pays Tribute to Founder Tom Gorman

Dear Friend, Monday, February 10, marked the 10th anniversary of our founder Tom Gorman’s death. For the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Board and staff, it is an apt time to both remember and celebrate Tom’s remarkable generosity and his unflinching compassion for disadvantaged Mainers. As a grandson of L.L. Bean and a lifelong resident of Yarmouth,… Read more »

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend, While adjectives like emotional and inspiring are not commonly associated with city council meetings, the words fit recent proceedings in Lewiston to a T. Last month, the Lewiston City Council took a major step toward a better future for thousands of children and families by unanimously approving a transformation plan for the Tree… Read more »

Spring 2019 Newsletter

[Read the full newsletter here] I don’t remember the last time I had listened to the radio so intently. Through the speakers in my car last week came the voice of Mikayla, a young woman living in the youth shelter at New Beginnings in Lewiston. Since her father passed away, she has dealt with challenges… Read more »

Summer 2018, A Season of Potential

Everyone knows Maine summers are special. With near perfect weather and beautiful vistas throughout the State, it’s an ideal time for so many of us to recharge and relax with family and friends. Clearly, the throngs of tourists visiting our State are evidence of that. But lots of folks in Maine aren’t afforded the luxury… Read more »

Fall 2017 Newsletter

As we head into the holiday season, all of us at the John T. Gorman Foundation are, as always, inspired by the terrific work being done by organizations and communities all over Maine to improve the lives of disadvantaged folks in our State. Trying to address often complicated challenges, groups of cross-sector partners are increasingly… Read more »

Summer 2017 Newsletter

The staff and partners of the John T. Gorman Foundation have kept busy this summer, as you’ll see from this edition of our quarterly newsletter. At the end of June, we announced the organizations who are receiving our 2017 Direct Services Grants, and in this issue, we’ll tell you more about the program and the… Read more »

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Now that we’re well into another short-lived spring, we wanted to bring you up to date on some of the Foundation’s recent activities. In this issue of our quarterly newsletter, you’ll find stories that cover a wide range of efforts that are working to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the state. We highlight… Read more »

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Throughout these chilly months, groups across the State continue to work hard to expand supports and opportunities for disadvantaged Mainers.  In this Winter Issue of our John T. Gorman Foundation Newsletter, we want to update you about some of the great work being done by grantees and other partners around Maine. We’ll begin by introducing… Read more »

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Here in Maine, almost ten percent of our population aged 16 to 24 are disconnected — meaning that they are not in school or working. That’s nearly 15,000 young people who lack the relationships and resources that are required to successfully navigate the pathway to adulthood. At the John T. Gorman Foundation, we believe that… Read more »