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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…

VIDEO: Alumni Offer Perspectives on John T. Gorman Fellowship

July 23, 2021 – JTGF News & Updates, Newsletters

As the Foundation accepts applications for the fourth cohort of the John T. Gorman Fellowship, it held a virtual information session where four alumni offered their perspectives on how the program has shaped their work and took questions from prospective applicants. The info session also included an overview of the program by Foundation President & CEO Tony Cipollone and instructions on the applications process. Still thinking about whether to apply? Further down, several more alumni…

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…

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…