Community Foundation Grants at Work

From the monthly archives: November, 2013

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So Selfless, So Giving

Lanie Howes, a junior at Madison Area Memorial High School, raised $24,000 for Make-A-Wish Maine. Recipient of the 2013 Demont Youth in Philanthropy Award, Howes learned about philanthropy in the Jumpstart Our Youth program, funded in part by the Maine Community Foundation.

A video documents her outstanding work. Photo courtesy Make-A-Wish Maine.

Honoring a Loved one

 As a psychiatrist who has worked in Maine’s prisons, Diane Schetky knows that illiteracy is more than just embarrassing: it can ruin lives. So when her father, Andrew Heiskell, a publisher and supporter of libraries, died in 2003, Schetky knew how she could honor his legacy. With the help of family and her father’s friends, she established the Andrew Heiskell Memorial Literacy Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Maine Community Foundation.