The rural ethic of hard work
, diverse cultures, and generous people are just a few of Kathryn Olmstead’s favorite things about Aroostook County, her home for the past 40 years. Olmstead has also embraced another passion, winter sports, with her own Aroostook Winter Sports Fund at MaineCF. Her gift for the future will help support public access to trails and facilities so others can enjoy the winter snow and starry nights she loves so much.
At right, Olmstead prepares to hit the cross-country ski trails at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle. Photo Paul Cyr
Whether you want to organize and focus your giving as Olmstead did, support a specific cause, help make Maine better for future generations, provide scholarships for students, or lend a helping hand for people in need, the Maine Community Foundation can help. At MaineCF, we offer many options for your giving, and we tailor strategies to your situation.
The options are endless, but to get started, investigate our Three Ways to Give, or contact us for a confidential consultation about how to make your giving meaningful, effective, and fun.
Our giving solutions are not just for individuals and families - we also work with businesses and private foundations to maximize their philanthropy.
Do you already have a charitable fund at MaineCF? You'll find resources just for you on the page, For Fundholders.
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