Will be awarded in 2018.


Nonprofit board directors recognized
since 2011.


Awarded to Maine nonprofits
since 2011.

Now accepting nominations!

This year, we’re awarding four of Maine’s top board members with a total of $20,000 in grants through The Bank of Maine Foundation™ for their respective nonprofits. We’re seeking nominations for board leaders who have successfully used passion, innovation and resourcefulness to advance their organization and help our communities thrive.

Each of the four award winners will receive:

  • $5,000 grant for his/her nonprofit organization
  • Recognition on Camden National Bank’s website, social media, and marketing materials
  • An invitation to attend the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ Strategic Leadership Forum on October 31, 2018, when we will present the Leaders & Luminaries winners with their awards.
Nominate an outstanding board member today! The deadline for applications is August 24, 2018.

Send us a note with your email address, and we’ll keep you in the know on important award information, application deadlines and more!



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Congratulations to our 2017 Leaders & Luminaries Award Recipients

We were proud to recognize the following individuals on Thursday, November 9th at the 2017 Leaders & Luminaries Awards Luncheon, which took place during the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ forum: “Focus on Board Innovation: Transforming Governance through Shared Leadership.” This year’s award winners include: 

2017 Grand Prize Winner - $10,000 donation
 Sherry Cobb, Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO)

2017 Finalists - $2,500 donations each
Dan Shaw, Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc.
Don Foerster, Susan L. Curtis Foundation
Guy Langevin, Junior Achievement of Maine
Judith Collier, Sarah’s House of Maine

2017 Emerging Leaders - $1,000 donation each
Melea Nalli, Sea Change Yoga
Michelle Erhard, Maine School Garden Network