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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…

Winter 2020 Newsletter Pays Tribute to Founder Tom Gorman

February 19, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

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, Tom knew well that Mainers living on the margins did not enjoy the same advantages his supportive family and community…

Fall 2019 Newsletter

October 28, 2019 – Newsletters

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 Street neighborhood. The vote validated over a year’s worth of kitchen-table discussions and community-wide meetings that have galvanized Tree Street…

Summer 2019 Newsletter

July 18, 2019 – Newsletters

Dear Friend, One of the core strategies of the John T. Gorman Foundation is to help advance Two-Generation work across Maine. Two-Generation strategies, which simultaneously provide opportunities and supports for parents and children in the same family, recognize that the success of children is inextricably tied to the success of their parents, and that if we want to make a difference in a child’s future, one of the best things we can do is help their…

Spring 2019 Newsletter

April 24, 2019 – Newsletters

[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 well beyond her 18 years. She has tried unsuccessfully to find a home among family members, dropped out of community…

Winter 2019 Newsletter

January 24, 2019 – Newsletters

Welcome to the John T. Gorman Foundation’s Winter Newsletter – our first of the new year. As we peer into the next twelve months, there is, at least from the Foundation’s particular lens, much to look forward to and appreciate. Across our State, lots of caring, creative folks who we’re proud to call grantees and partners are working collaboratively to level the playing field for our most disadvantaged Mainers. We’ve tried to highlight just some…

Summer 2018, A Season of Potential

August 23, 2018 – Newsletters

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 of downtime. The fact is, for so many Mainers, summer is simply a continuation of their daily struggle to stay…