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Winter 2022 Newsletter: Start of a New Chapter at John T. Gorman Foundation

March 1, 2022 – Newsletters

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 that meant so much to him. Twelve years since his passing, I know he would be proud to see how…

2021 Fall Newsletter: New Opportunities for Positive Impact

October 27, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

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.

Summer 2021 Newsletter: A busy and exciting couple of months

August 3, 2021 – Newsletters

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 cheering the news that Lewiston would receive a historic and potentially transformational federal investment in its Tree Streets Neighborhood. More recently, we…

Spring 2021 Newsletter: Reasons to be hopeful

May 20, 2021 – Newsletters

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 one step closer to ending this pandemic and the terrible toll it has taken on so many. As encouraging as…

Winter 2021 Newsletter: Reflecting on a year of the COVID crisis, and looking ahead

February 19, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Dear Friend, One year ago, COVID-19 was just starting to spread in other countries, triggering a dawning realization that a crisis was headed our way. Little did we know how quickly that crisis would arrive, the unthinkable toll it would take, and the many, many ways it would alter our everyday lives. Maybe, just maybe, we are now able to see the beginning of the pandemic’s retreat and, with that, feel some hope that in the…

Fall 2020 Newsletter: Powerful Partnerships to Serve Mainers in Need

October 22, 2020 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, Six months into a pandemic that has affected so many facets of our lives, it’s clear that many Mainers are experiencing challenges that may have seemed unimaginable this time last year. For folks and communities that were struggling even before COVID, these challenges can seem -- and too often are -- overwhelming. If there was ever a crisis that required organizations, individuals and systems to pool their energy and resources and to form…

Summer 2020 Newsletter: Prolonged Pandemic Brings New Challenges -- and Responses

August 12, 2020 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, To say the last few months have seen one crisis after another would fall short – for it implies that one crisis subsides before another emerges. Rather, it seems that every day there is ever more to demand our collective attention and action. Of course, there is COVID-19, the impacts of which continue to snowball, with still more uncertainty to come this fall and winter. At the same time, our nation is having a…

Spring 2020 Newsletter: Providing assistance (while keeping a distance)

May 14, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Dear Friend, No matter the task, from the mundane to the complicated, the last two months of living through the COVID pandemic has required all of us to adapt to new ways of living, working and interacting. Thus is the reality of trying to prevent a disease that exploits a fundamental part of the human condition: being together. If only these changes meant mere inconvenience or a sense of novelty. For many, these have been weeks…