Camden National Bank recognizes six Maine nonprofit board directors and their organizations with 2019 Leaders & Luminaries Awards and $22,000 in grants
Camden, Maine, November 12, 2019 – Camden National Bank recognized six nonprofit board directors with 2019 Leaders & Luminaries Awards and $22,000 in grants for their respective organizations. The awards breakfast took place during Maine Association of Nonprofits’ executive forum, “Focus on Strategic Board Recruitment: Connecting People with Purpose.”
Camden National Bank recently awarded $22,000 to six Maine nonprofits on behalf of 2019 Leaders & Luminaries Award Winners. Pictured left to right: Renee Smyth, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Camden National Bank; Clayton Cleaves, Four Directions Development Corporation; Katie Shorey, Startup Maine; Lydia MacDonald, Island Community Center; John Manganello, Boots2Roots; Barrett Brown, Midcoast Recreation Center; Virginia Marriner (on behalf of Katie Feliciano), Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta; Greg Dufour, President & CEO, Camden National Bank.
Since the Leaders & Luminaries Awards began in 2011, Camden National Bank has now given $152,000 to 43 Maine nonprofits through its private charitable foundation, The Bank of Maine Foundation.
“Our Leaders & Luminaries Awards aim to shine a spotlight on the critical impact that volunteer board directors have each day,” said Greg Dufour, President & CEO of Camden National Bank. “We couldn’t be prouder of this year’s awardees who bring passion, strategic vision, and leadership to their organizations in order to strengthen our communities.”
This year, over 55 nonprofit board members were nominated by the community for a Leaders & Luminaries Award. Camden National Bank’s Leaders & Luminaries independent selection committee selected four Leaders & Luminaries Award Winners, each receiving $5,000 grants, an Emerging Leader Award Winner and a Spotlight Award Winner, each receiving $1,000 grants.
2019 Leaders & Luminaries Award Winners:
2019 Emerging Leader Award:
2019 Spotlight Award:
About Camden National Corporation
Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ:CAC) is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $4.5 billion in assets and nearly 650 employees. Camden National Bank, its subsidiary, is a full-service community bank founded in 1875 in Camden, Maine. Dedicated to customers at every stage of their financial journey, the bank offers the latest in digital banking, complemented by personalized service with 60 banking centers, 24/7 live phone support, 71 ATMs, and lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Camden National Bank was named one of two “Customer Experience Leaders in U.S. Retail Banking” by Greenwich Associates, and in 2019, it was the only New England based organization included in Sandler O’Neill’s “Bank & Thrift Sm-All Star” list of high-performing financial institutions. The Finance Authority of Maine has awarded Camden National Bank as “Lender at Work for Maine” for nine years. Comprehensive wealth management, investment, and financial planning services are delivered by Camden National Wealth Management. To learn more, visit CamdenNational.com. Member FDIC.
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