Annual Leaders & Luminaries competition will recognize four board members with awards totaling $20,000
CAMDEN, Maine – June 7, 2016 – Camden National Bank, through The Bank of Maine Charitable Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 2016 Leaders & Luminaries Award competition. The statewide search honors four of Maine’s leading nonprofit board members and presents them with cash awards for their organizations. Leaders & Luminaries recognizes board members who have effectively used inspiration, creativity and ingenuity in board governance and whose contributions have led to the organization’s growth, successful transition or financial stability. Each of the selected leaders will be presented with cash prizes totaling $20,000.
“We believe in honoring individuals who have made important contributions in their communities through outstanding strategic leadership,” said Greg Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Bank. “Our nonprofit sector is frequently challenged with limited resources and funding, yet there are people doing amazing work despite the challenges that exist. As a community bank, we want to be able to recognize these inspirational leaders and provide financial support to help them further their organization’s goals.”
The Leaders & Luminaries Award competition is open to any board director of a 501(c)(3) organization based in Maine who can demonstrate how inspiration, creativity and ingenuity in governance has led to his or her organization's success. Four awards totaling $20,000, presented through The Bank of Maine Charitable Foundation, will be awarded to this year’s winners at a special ceremony held during the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Executive Leadership Forum, “Building Board Engagement,” on November 10, 2016 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.
An independent selection committee, appointed by Camden National Bank, will select the four winners. Each Leaders & Luminaries award winner will receive $5,000 for his or her nonprofit organization. Last year’s award recipients included Catherine Powers of Bath Housing Authority, Pete Bixler of Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, William Branch of Kennebec Behavioral Health in Waterville, and Lynn Gierie of the Robbie Foundation in Scarborough.
Deadline for entries is September 2, 2016.
For complete details and entry information, visit here.
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