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Fall 2022 Newsletter: Grateful, Energized, and Proud

November 3, 2022 – Newsletters

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 us a chance to bring together all four cohorts of our Fellowship Network and to reflect on how these collaborative…

Summer 2022 Newsletter: Working toward the future we want to see

August 10, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

Summer 2022 updates from the John T. Gorman Foundation

Spring 2022 Newsletter: Meeting Challenges with Strength and Resilience

June 13, 2022 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

              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 is the chance to reflect on all the wonderful ways Maine people are collectively stepping up to meet those challenges…

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…