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2008-09 Board of Directors Robert Sutcliffe, Chair Rudman & Winchell Deborah Sanford, Vice Chair Eastern Maine Medical Center Michael Jones ,CPA, Treasurer Beatham, Bernier, Seekins & Colpritt Andrew Hamilton, Secretary Eaton Peabody

Table of Contents Letter to the Community Children & Families update Basic Needs update Supporting Seniors update Spotlight on volunteerism Leadership giving Campaign report Financial Report

Jerry Whalen, 2009 Campaign Chair, ex-ofďŹ cio Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

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Here is some scenic photography from our five counties in Eastern Maine.

Waldo County 3,000 + served in 2008

Stephanie Cotsirilos Stephanie Cotsirilos , LLC Amy Cotton RossCare, EMHS John Diamond University of Maine System

Penobscot County 23,000+ served in 2008

Kathy Billings Bangor Hydro-Electric Company

Hancock County 10,000 + served in 2008

Nichi Farnham Community Member Robert Foster R.H. Foster Energy John Hanson Maine Building and Construction Kenneth Hews EMHS, Retired

Piscataquis County 7,000 + served in 2008

The five-county photography above was generously donated by

Michael Labun Bank of America Jim Miller WoodenBoat Publications Robert Montgomery-Rice Bangor Savings Bank Don Sturgeon Community Member Kassie Zeigler Community Member John Kuropchak, President United Way of Eastern Maine

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Washington County 2,000 + served in 2008

Photo credit: James Daigle

Dear Friends, In thinking about our annual report to the community, we are struck by the qualities that, when combined, go far toward reaching our goal of creating lasting change in Eastern Maine. The three qualities of awareness, passion and organization drive the mission of United Way of Eastern Maine. Awareness. This has been a difficult year in many different ways. We have become aware of struggling neighborhoods. Our community is facing food and nutrition challenges and an increasing demand for shelter. United Way shares partnerships with many dedicated staff and volunteers, all working to provide the food, shelter and warmth needed to be safe and secure in Eastern Maine. Passion. United Way offers a classic example of just how powerful passion can be. United Way sees passion in its staff, volunteers and partner agencies. Everyday we are surprised by the positive energy from an agency speaker or a General Electric team member. United Way is seeing people LIVE UNITED all over Eastern Maine and it is truly inspiring. Together, we can create positive change and strengthen the communities we all call home! Organization. Through a vast network of volunteers and donors, United Way makes sure that a wide range of services are available to people who need them. United Way to address community issues with a duel strategy. United Way will continue to support essential services in the community including programs related to food, shelter, healthcare and victim services. In addition, we are committed to supporting and participating in community programs aligned with the goals of United Way. United Way is organized and ready to help. Throughout the last year, United Way of Eastern Maine’s staff and volunteers have gone into the community to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, paint the after-school facility at the Bangor Y, coach for Bangor Parks and Recreation, read to children at Families and Children Together and walk in support of Husson University’s Mu Sigma Chi’s annual 24-hour relay. United Way is a proud sponsor of both and the 2 Those Who Care awards. Working together we can strengthen our communities, and the work is underway. Thank you for helping United Way of Eastern Maine complete another successful year. Through the investment, commitment and support from many organizations and individuals, we continue to see our community grow strong with improvements to education, income and health. On behalf of United Way and the thousands of individuals and families who are served in our community, thank you for your continued support! Sincerely,

John Kuropchak President, UWEM






AT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES: Bangor Y* Big Brothers Big Sisters of MidCoast ME Broadreach Family & Community Services* Bucksport Area Childcare Center Charlotte White Center Community Health and Counseling Services Downeast AIDS Network Downeast Family YMCA* Downeast Health Services* Eastern Maine Homecare dba Bangor Area Visiting Nurses Families and Children Together (FACT) Good Samaritan Agency KidCare America Maine Adoption Placement Services (MAPS) New Strategies for Youth Old Town-Orono YMCA* Parents are Teachers Too Penquis Rape Response Services Shaw House The Housing Foundation The Next Step United Cerebral Palsy Waldo County YMCA* Warren Center Womancare

* Indicates multiple funded programs. Find more information at our website:

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Strengthening Children & Families United Way of Eastern Maine has been working with a community coalition in the Bucksport Bay area on a long term school readiness initiative. The goal for the Bucksport Bay Early Childhood Network (BBECN) is long-term sustainable, systemic change targeting school readiness for the children in Bucksport Bay area. The United Way’s Born Learning Public Engagement Campaign recommends three guidelines for work with community groups: 1) increase awareness, 2) educate, and 3) mobilize for action. The Network increased accessibility to training opportunities for local child care providers as well as providing support for “family, friends and neighbors” helping with community childcare. Plans for the second year of the initiative include continued focus directed toward raising community awareness, providing education and outreach opportunities and engaging the broader community, including the business sector. Initial activities will include the development of a targeted literacy project partnering with First Books. is a place to find information about how your child learns at different ages, tips on how to make errands equally educational, and ideas about turning household chores into fun learning experiences. For example, check out the following examples of how to connect with your child and encourage their early learning: At the market: Learn valuable tips to help keep you and your child's trips to the market hassle-free and educational. At the park: Parks and playgrounds are very active places for children.  Discover ways to transform activity into learning.  At the library: Libraries are full of learning opportunities and are wonderful for exploring language and books.  Find out some helpful tips for library-going.  United Way is a proud sponsor of and will engage in public awareness campaigns in 2009. These tips were developed for Born Learning by Mind in the Making, a project of the Families and Work Institute and New Screen Concepts.

Using games to improve lives. Imagine gelatinous worms, oceanic squid and mountain monsters keeping you from your goals. These are just a few examples of the types of imaginative challenges that might come with an afternoon at the Game Loft in Belfast. Using games and role-playing, The Game Loft encourages positive youth development in a safe environment. When Damion first came to the loft, he was a teen at risk for failure with a challenging and stressful home life. Damion had  no sense of responsibility.  He was a follower rather than a leader with a tendency  to follow the least productive member of a group. He was known for being late, distracted, leaving  mid-game, and being forgetful.  “I cannot believe the leader Damion [has become]” said Patricia Estabrook, founders of The Game Loft. “Today he is a crucial member of our team and our leading teen volunteer.”  Today, Damion is an energetic, engaged and dedicated leader at The Game Loft. Damion designs, leads and participates in games every week.  He has a different role everyday.  Sometimes he’s playing in a game, leading others in a world he created or acting as the mentor he has grown to be.  The program helps youth learn skills of cooperation, teamwork and attention to detail. Young adults play games helping them strengthen everything from creative and analytical thinking to the skills necessary for positive and productive social interaction.  “Kids come seeking three things,” said Tom, a dedicated Game Loft volunteer and Damion’s mentor. “A safe place to interact, space to learn trust, and skills to succeed and adapt socially.” While gelatinous worms might sound like a weird educational tool, it’s one of many possible challenges the moderator might add to a game that is underway. Partipants work together to find a solution and continue on. These games offer participating youth a sense of being a part of something and working together toward a shared goal. As children grow older, Ray has designed games which incorporate history and other academic themes.  The participants are excited to play in these “worlds” while learning about very real historic events. Damion recalls playing in the Red River Campaign, a Texas Civil War battle, with amazing accuracy. He includes details about specific generals, slavery and geographic obstacles.  “It’s a fun way to learn without being forced,” he says. The most important part of the program is that young people choose to spend their time at The Game Loft for several hours per week over a period of years. This program can teach and improve self-awareness, selfmanagement skills, social awareness, social responsibility, and decision-making skills. Six rules hang on the wall to keep order at The Game Loft. A warm meal is ready at two o’clock and most participants stay until it’s time to head home for dinner.  Patricia, Ray and many volunteers check in with parents, guardians, and children throughout the afternoon. Friday nights are open late and Patricia and Ray are doing excellent work reaching out to schools in the community.  The children leave talking about what happened in the day’s game, with eager anticipation for the next weeks “play”.   Damion’s story of growth and maturity is one of many.  Today, he recognizes his responsibility as a rolemodel and says “I think I still have a little to learn about my leadership style.”

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AT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES: Amicus Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Meeting Basic Needs & Promoting Self-Sufficiency United Way of Eastern Maine saw a successful 2008 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grants Program which funded 29 community projects. Project grants were awarded for community warming centers, soup kitchens, fuel assistance, winterization efforts and health and safety awareness clinics. NHN projects aim to help keep Eastern Maine safe and warm through the winter. An example is Ronie of Addison, ME. “Thanks to the help of Seacoast Mission we can keep the temperature in our house a little bit warmer this year,” said Ronie. Ronie’s windows were cracked and held heat poorly; a NHN grant helped a crew replace them. If the windows hadn’t been replaced we would have had another cold winter, Ronie says.

Eastern Maine AIDS Network

Total invested: $56,000 Number served: More than 1,600* individuals in five counties.

Eastern Maine Homecare dba Bangor Area,

*Some projects to be completed fall of 2009 have not reported data.

Visiting Nurses Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Literacy Volunteers Waldo County Maine Mental Health Connections New Hope for Women Penquis* Pine Tree Legal Assistance Shaw House* Spruce Run* The Next Step Washington Hancock Community Agency Wellspring

* Indicates multiple funded programs. Find more information at our website:

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Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition In our 5-county area, 47 percent of children receive free or reduced lunch, 30 percent of families are using food stamps, and 10 percent are at risk or facing hunger. Families throughout Eastern Maine are facing increasingly complex and difficult economic and financial challenges. Wages, housing costs, healthcare and education are a few factors in today’s challenging economy. As a result, in Maine 43 percent have an income that falls close to or below the federal poverty level, in spite of the fact that many are employed, some with two and three jobs. In response to these issues, the Eastern Maine Creating Assets, $avings and Hope (CA$H) Coalition strengthened its mission and goals to include improved access to financial stability advice. One recipient reports that this past winter was a little easier with CA$H’s tax help. “This year, we weren’t so worried on trips to the grocery store,” said James. James and Carol are a couple from Whitneyville. “Last winter, there were weeks with very little food.” United Way of Eastern Maine is proud to announce $2.3 million was returned to Eastern Maine workers. Individuals are also connected to services that will help individuals create savings accounts, maintain budgets or even save for a house.

“43 percent of Maine residents are low-income or below the federal poverty line.”

‘[Wellspring] taught me how to live without alcohol.’ Holly felt she could not function without alcohol. She hid in closets to drink, stole and lied to the people she loved and became poor because she could not keep a job. Her drinking started every day when she woke and continued throughout the day. Today, as a successful employee of a retail chain, she recalls managing somehow to keep life going. She was functioning; barely.  “Alcoholism was affecting my life and making it unmanageable,” said Holly. “I just didn’t see it – things seemed under control.” Holly reached a turning point after a series of events led to serving six months in prison and four years on probation. “It was just a regular day, I don’t remember much because I drank all day,” said Holly “I always did.” Holly recalls waking up in her vehicle, a snowy ditch, police lights and frantically trying to hide the bottles of alcohol she had on her.  The crash had injured a young boy, a mistake that stirred deep reflection and remorse in Holly. Holly started to make the steps to grow stronger and become sober. Holly describes being broken by the experience. She had reached what needed to be the end of a cycle affecting herself, her friends and her family.  “I had no idea prior that I was powerless when I put alcohol in my body.” Wellspring is a non-profit agency located in Bangor that has been treating substance abuse for more than 35 years. The agency’s goal is to assist individuals and families suffering from alcohol and drug abuse to change their behaviors, become self-sufficient and reintegrate into their community through counseling. “I have been able to observe for many years the miracles that occur in recovery daily,” said Pat Kimball, Executive Director of Wellspring. “This work can break your heart, bring you to tears and at times question why you do this [and] then there are the ones that come back and say thank you for being part of this journey they call recovery.” Wellspring’s outpatient clinic provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for adult and adolescent substance abusers, their families, and other concerned persons.  It is the designated service provider for both the juvenile and adult drug courts in Penobscot County and for the Charleston Correctional Facility. Services include non-residential assessment, diagnosis and treatment, as well as general education about substance abuse and related issues, such as criminal and risk-taking behaviors. The services also are available to families of substance abusers, regardless of whether the abuser is receiving treatment. “Watching Holly go through the process was very difficult at times because you could see the pain, but very rewarding because her growth was always apparent,” said Julie, program director with Wellspring. “Holly came with a clear mind to change her life and that’s exactly what she did.” She’s been an amazing role model to others by sharing her story and inspiring hope in the recovery community, says Julie. Holly is one year away from being certified to help others in their recovery process and is also pursing education in the mental health field. She is proudly celebrating five years in recovery. Holly says that today, living sober, she knows that she can learn from all the ups and downs in life. “Life is great and I’m especially grateful for Wellspring,” said Holly. “They helped teach me how to live; I had no idea how to live without alcohol when I first got there.”

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AT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES: Acadia Community Association* Bangor Y Community Health and Counseling Services Eastern Agency on Aging* Faith in Action Community Connection Island Connections Legal Services for the Elderly My Friend’s Place Penquis University of Maine Center on Aging* University of Maine Cooperative Extension Warren Center

* Indicates multiple funded programs. Find more information at our website:

Supporting Seniors Scared to walk on her porch, Marie, a Piscataquis county senior was staying inside her home. She would leave for emergencies only, was not eating well, or getting necessary exercise. A call to Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) had a volunteer from EAA-Z Fix at her doorstep immediately. When the skilled carpenter was finished he had repaired a rotting porch and stairs in the front and back of her home. He had also built a grocery landing at her front door. EAA-Z Fix is a minor home repair program with a goal of helping seniors remain in their own homes, safely, for as long as possible. Thrilled to hear about Marie’s new porch, the staff at EAAA gave Marie a call to ask how it was doing. “We had the hardest time reaching her,” said Carol HigginsTaylor of EAAA. “We later learned that she was in and out of the house daily catching up on visiting friends, doing daily exercise and in-town chores.” The program has helped seniors returning from surgery build alternatives in order to stay comfortably in their homes, replaced windows and installed air conditioners in low-income homes and helped many seniors get ready for cold Maine winters. Eastern Area Agency on Aging has been serving seniors and their families in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counties since 1973. It is the mission of the Eastern Area Agency on Aging to be the best source of information, options and services for seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers. With a specially trained and dedicated staff, they are able to provide seniors with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals. “It’s such a blessing to have the new steps,” said Marie when reached for comment. “I’m very thankful to the gentleman who did the work for me.” United Way of Eastern Maine is a proud sponsor of 2-1-1 Maine. A service that connects callers with resources. 2-1-1 is easy, confidential, and free. 2-1-1 also provides a statewide directory online at

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The United Way Community Cares In 2008, United Way’s 711 volunteers spent 11,659 hours doing volunteer work; a value of more than $225,000! Oxford Networks was the first company to answer the call to help in a series of United Way of Eastern Maine Days of Service. The United Way of Eastern Maine launched the new initiative for their agencies this year at its 2009 Campaign Kick-Off. The projects harness the volunteer energy and capacity of area businesses with social service agencies in need of a little extra help.

Julia Munsey, Oxford Networks marketing and public relations specialist, said it is meaningful for their employees too. “There are many ways to support the United Way and one of them is to volunteer. Our company allows employees to take time out of their workday to help in the community during the Day of Caring, and the feedback from the employees is always positive and enlightened.” This year seven companies answered the Day of Caring call to help. The companies include Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor Y, CES Inc., Fusion Bangor, Oxford Networks, and R.H. Foster. These companies are partnering with Bangor Y, Families and Children Together, Shaw House, United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, Wellspring Inc., and Womancare to engage in a variety of projects, including painting, carpentry, pizza parties, movie nights and more.

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According to Carol Whitney, executive director of the Shaw House, the program was a huge help to the non-profit. “We are all grateful to Oxford Networks and United Way for their generosity. Giving the living room, the social center for the home, a facelift boosts everyone’s spirits. The room serves as a library, music room, study space, and game room.”

2008 Leadership Giving. “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” Anthony J. D’Angelo United Way of Eastern Maine’s Leaders’ Circle donors prove this adage to be true. Above all, our Leaders’ Circle donors care about the towns in which they live, and the people who live there. They prove it by volunteering on non-profit boards and in soup kitchens, day cares and shelters. They are your neighbors who see a need and pitch in to help wherever it might be needed. United Way of Eastern Maine is proud to have the support of such an outstanding and caring community of supporters, and their help on the campaign last year came at a crucial time. Last fall, as temperatures dropped and heating prices soared, Bangor Savings Bank recognized the critical choices families in eastern Maine were facing. They stepped up and issued United Way Leaders’ Circle donors a challenge: "Bangor Savings Bank was proud to support the United Way of Eastern Maine in a new way last year,” said Yellow Light Breen, Senior Vice President. “In addition to our employee and corporate donations, together totaling $102,415, the Bank provided a $10,000 challenge grant for new and increased Leaders' Circle gifts. We were extremely gratified to learn that our challenge resulted in over $40,000 in new dollars for United Way of Eastern Maine. Our employees and community have shown their generosity during difficult times, and last year, faced with a challenging economy, our additional help was needed more than ever." Thank you Bangor Savings Bank, and to all of our very generous Leaders’ Circle donors—you have proven time and again your caring sense of community.

Alexis De Toqueville. Patrons. $10,000 +

Ed and Jill Bessey Mr. and Mrs. John Darling Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation


$5,000 - $9,999 Bill and Sally Arata Donald S. Becker Jay and Hope Benton Bill and Dede Bullock Joseph and Suzanne Cyr Ed and Jane Flanagan Sigrid and David Marden Leonard and Renee Minsky The Peixotto Trust Deb and Jeff Sanford Jim Sargent Tom and Brenda Thornton Jr. Bradford and Alice Wellman One Anonymous Donor

$2,500 - $4,999

The Telford Allen Family Christienne Boisvert John and Marjorie Bradford Debra K. Bumbaugh RN Durell Buzzini Pauline Carlisle Ralph and Anna Caruso Lee and Ann Chick Dan and Nancy Coffey Randall Cutri, DMD and Emily Gazitua, DMD Anthony and Victoria DeSanctis Shaun N. Dowd, DMD The Epstein Family Tim and Kathy Folster Leonard and Liane Giambalvo Glenn and Robin Goodwin Robert Hanf Tracy Harding and Aimee Smith John Isacke Nagesha Kasinath and Kusuma Prasanna Ralph and Anita Leonard Central Equipment Co. Leo and Emily Loiselle Paul and Rachel Means

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Above: Yellow Light Breen pre sents $10,000 to 2008 Campaign Chair, Geo rge Eaton.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard W. Miller Norman Minsky Bob and Jen Montgomery-Rice Jeffrey and Christine Nathan James W. Nichols Bruce and Sharon Nickerson Joanmarie Pellegrini, MD and Anthony Pellegrini, Esq.

Pinnacle Club Individuals who contribute $2500 or more are recognized for their exceptional generosity and truly are Champions of Giving. The Pinnacle Club leads the way with their gifts and longevity of commitment to United Way of Eastern Maine.


$2,500 - $4,999

In Memory of James Owens Sheryl Winchester and James Raczek, MD Ann Reardon and Joshua Sherwin Timothy and Roxanne Reynolds Herb R. and Lori Sargent W. Tom and Bonnie Sawyer Mike and Nancy Shea Dennis and Jane Shubert Nancy Hall and Charlie Slavin Peter and Lynne Spooner Bevin K. St. Charles Erik and Nancy Steele Paul and Sandy Templeton George and Donna Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Warren One Anonymous Donor


$1,500 - $2,499 Prof. Pank and Mrs. Tanja Agrrawal Stephanie and Mark Armstrong Edward A. Barrett Beth Bohnet Mr. and Mrs. Merrill R. Bradford Jane and Frank Bragg John and Theresa Bragg Kent Bridges, R Ph Catherine and John Bruno David and Adrienne Carmack The Chase Family Fund Bruce and Cindy Clay Ed and Mary Clift Carlie and Michael Cloyd Mike and Sheila Coleman Raymond and Julia Cota Kevin and Kathy Crossman Bud and Caroline Cushman Thomas W. Cyr Gene and Barbara Daigle Cheryl and Steve Donovan Dana and Addy Dubois Kay and Clif Eames George and Carolyn Eaton Julie and Bob Eaton Richard E. and Deirdre Fennelly Bion and Dorain Foster Robert W. and Renee' Foster Edward and Jane O'Loughlin French Harold and Joyce Gordon Dan and Marilyn Gott Robert and Theresa Gott Gary E. Grant Andy and Patty Hamilton Brent K. Hartley Eric and Janet Hartz Sherman and Sarah Hasbrouck

Drs. Wesley and Joyce Hedlund Michelle and Russell Hood Judith Horan and Joseph Howard Greg and Marty Howat Dick and Jane Israel Elizabeth and Gregory Jamison Steve and Debbie Johnson Irving S. and Alwyn N. Johnson Family Foundation Meredith Jones and Dana Murch John and Sid Kuropchak Dr. and Mrs. John M. Long William and Patricia Lovejoy Russ and Terry Lumley Richard and Deborah Manning Jeanne and Jim McCurdy Stan McGowen and Kim Marchegiani Dan and Nancy McKay Isabel D. McKay Daniel R. and Noelle L. Merrill James Miller and Mollie Noyes Timothy and Jesse Moriarity Charles and Ellen Newton The O'Brien Family Patrick O'Leary Ed and Cindy Olivier Scott and Donna Oxley James and Susan Parker Joan and Lew Phillips Jeff and Heidi Plourde Glen Porter and Jean Deighan Glenn and Nancy Rampe Timothy Reid and Carolyn Fish Lorraine and Kenneth Rodgerson Richard and Judy Rollins Gerald and Judith Rudman George and Joyce Schelling Steve and Lizabeth Schley Jay and Kathy Shields John and Betsy Simpson Gary W. Smith Lee and Ruth Souweine Robert and Shirley Stairs Bob and Kristen Strong Robert Sutcliffe and Nina Jerome Sutcliffe Paul and Suzanne Svendsen Gary M. Tardie Shannon Bonsey and Brian Thibeau Earl and Linda Tracy Michael and Ann Trainor Calvin and Deborah True Keith and Andraya Van Scotter Tim and Lori Varney Jeff and Lisa Wahlstrom Ralph and Ruth Webber Jerry and Cyndi Whalen Carlo and Kathy White Stephen and Marlene Wight Jonathan Wilson and Sherry Streeter George and Nancy Wood Fran and Marcia Wren Bill and Jeanne Wypyski Ellen Grant Young Five Anonymous Donors


Colby C. Currier III James Daigle Barb Brown Dalton and Bill Dalton Peter Dawes Bob and Linda Allen Bill and Marie Demaso Brian and Kristin Ames John and Marcia Diamond Lisa Buck and Peter Arabadjis Diane R. Dill A. James Artesani Mr. and Mrs. Brian Donahue Michael Ayers Michael and Ellen Donahue Carl Babcock, Jr. Jim and Melissa Donnelly Kate and Michael Beale Elmer and Peggy Doucette David M. Bear M.D. Noreen E. Dow Bill and Betsy Beardsley Bob Dugas Darrell Beaulieu Ann G. Dunnett Larry and Barbara Beauregard Jim and Marie Duplessis Janet Berkel and Mark Eggleton Angel and Timothy DuPont Pat Berneche and Family Jon Eames Richard and Heather Hallsey-Bernstein William Eastman Joseph Berry Domenic A. Efter Kathleen Billings Michael and Marilyn Eremita George and Linda Bishop Tim and Amy Estabrook Renee Bishop and Duane Graves Susan Faloon William and Kristi Blair Nichi and Doug Farnham Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Block Frank and Dare Farrington G. Bosse and D. Hewes Jeffrey and Barbara Fister Ray and Marlo Bradford Rick and Renee Fournier The Brangwynne Family Jason W. Frederick Steve and Sally Bray Dr. Thomas and Uiko Frey Yellow Light and Christina Valar Breen Robert and Mary Gardner Michael Brooker Timothy Garrity and Lynn Boulger Robert and Denise Brookings Carl Gaudett Bruce R. Brown, MD Daniel B. Gerry Thomas and Gail Brown Joseph and April Giard Charles and Jane Burger Ernest Burgess, Jr. Paul S. and Angela T. Butler Frederic Butts Tim and Rosemarie Caldwell Emily and Robert Cambria Gary and Andrea Campbell David and Susan Carlisle George D. Carlisle Kathleen and Brian Carmichael James and Janet Cattin Gerard R. Chasse Todd and Debbie Christiansen Marjorie E. Christie Lynne M. Churchill Janice R. Clark Karen Clements Megan and Scott Clough Robert and JoAnn Clough Carol and Stephen Colson Arthur and Betty Comstock Jim and Gayle Conley James J. Conlon Bobbi Coombs Stephanie Cotsirilos, Esq. Amy Cotton, APRN Doug and Posie Cowan Carl Cramer Michael R. Crowley Jerry Whalen Allan and Linda Currie

$1,000 - $1,499

2009 Campaign Chair

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Barbara Giddings Jayne and Mike Giles Michael and Raejean Gordon Deborah and Alan Greenberg Judy Groth and Mike McCauley Richard and Michelle Gushue Jeffery Hall Elizabeth and Peter Hansen Belinda C Harrington Steven and Darlene Hawkes Kendra Helsor Beverly J. Henion Edward L. Hennessey, Jr. Felix and Eileen Hernandez Doreen and David Herrin Kenneth and Linda Hews Laurie Hicks James W. Hinds Bob and Joan Holmberg Joseph and Rebecca Hupp Daniel A. Hurley III Donna Ingraham M. Jane Irving Dana and Lorraine Ivers Richard and Suellen Jagels Bob and Vicki Jardine Robbie and Carrie Jardine Joe and Cheryl Jensen Joan and Jeffrey Jeter Philip A. Johnson Norm and Ella Jolin Michael and Amy Jones Jeff Jones and Nancy Jacobson Malcolm and Barbara Jones Patrick and Betsy Kelly Aram and Jennifer Khavari Charlie and Pat Kimball Carol A King Roger King Mark and Kathy Kittridge Otis M. Kneeland Belinda and Claustin Lawrence Robert and Gina Leibowitz Sandra Blake-Leonard Robert and Karen Littlefield William and Lorilyn Lucy Lin and Mabel Lufkin James and Rachel Lynch Rick and Kelly Maltz Glenn and Kristin Martin Lee Martin and Dawn Pelletier Albert Maynard Jim and Cindy Maynard Mary-Anne McDermott Karla McDougold Mike and Norma McInnis Judson and Emily McIntosh Helen Q. McKinnon Modern Screenprint Chuck and Becky McMahan Lisa and Steve McPherson Jean Mellett and Edward Rudnicki, Jr. Sanford and Joanne Miller Kimberley J. Mitchell

Victor Montana and Patricia Vasbinder Tom Morelli Frank and Paula Mroz Joseph and Maria Murphy Sister Mary Norberta David A. O'Connell Caroline and Fritz Oldenburg Roger and Shawna Oliver Amos and Lola Orcutt Jack Palmer Robert F. Papken Larry and Mary Parker Gerry and Pat Patry Charles F. Pattavina M.D. Mr. and Mrs. George Pelissier Sue Whipple and Phil Peverada Dave and Jan Pilotte Pam Poisson Glenn S. Poole Joe and Becky Pratt Robin and Ursula Pritham Anne and Mike Pullen Karen Redford and John Holyoke Stephen and Valerie Rich Heather D Richards Joe and Nancy Roberts Pauline and Chet Rock John and Lyndy Rohman Charles and Carol Rohn John and Tracy Ronan Ivez and Paul Rudman Lisa L. Russaw Mark and Carol Russell Cheryl A. Russell Cheryl H. Russell Ruth H. Saliba Randell Sargent Roxanne and Gaelen Saucier Christopher J. Schneider Laura Schneider-Cook Rebecca Schwartz Joe and Janet Scully Fred and Glenis Sherwood Steven and Lisa Silva Warren and Evelyn Silver Joseph M Simpson Stephen Sinclair Mitchell and Florence Sleeper Shawn and Mary Small Peggy and Ben Smith Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Speirs Susan and Denis St. Peter Scott and Son Hyea Storgaard William A. Sturrock, MD Lynne Swadel Ralph and Ann Swain Dr. Yeow C. Tan Traci and Kevin Tenggren Sharon and Miles Theeman Tracy and Marjolaine Thibodeau Deborah D. Thomas Gary Treworgy Brooke M. Turner Thomas and Marie Valley

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Nicholas and Patricia Waanders Kimberly M. Wadleigh Chuck and Barbara Wakeman Kathy and Cal Walker Susan E. Wentworth Carol Whitney Scott Whitney Stacey and Lesley Whittington Ryan and Shirar Patterson Cullen and Sheryl Williams Christopher R. Winstead John Wissmann David J. Witham Jonathan and Robin Wood Wayne Woodford Mark and Bridget Woodward T. Russell Woolley Craig Worcester Krista J Wrona Fred and Caroline Yocum David and Mary Young Bob and Susan Ziegelaar 10 Anonymous Donors

Leaders by Organization A. G. Edwards & Sons 1 Aetna 2 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 1 AMES A/E 1 Bangor Airport Department 1 Bangor City Hall 2 Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. 10 Bangor Police Department 1 Bangor Publishing Company 6 Bangor Savings Bank 18 Bank of America 16 Bar Harbor Bankshares 5 Beatham, Bernier, Seekins & Colpritt 1 Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker 5 Brookings-Smith 1 Byer of Maine 1 Camden National Bank 4 Casco Bay Energy Company, LLC 1 Central City Sheet Metal 1 Central Equipment Company 1 Civil Engineering Services, Inc. 4 Community Health & Counseling Services 1 Competitive Edge Consulting 1 Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates 1 Darling’s 6 Dunnett, Inc. 1 Eastern Area Agency on Aging 1 Eastern Maine Community College 1 Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems 88 Eaton Peabody 8 Eli Lily 1 Epstein Commercial Real Estate 1 Eremita & Valley 2 ESOCO Orrington, Inc. 1 Evergreen Woods Primary Care 1 Farrington Financial Group 1 Freightliner of Maine 6 General Electric Energy 2 Gross, Minsky & Mogul 2 Hampden Family Dentistry, P.A. 1

Hannaford Bros., Inc. 5 Hilb, Rogal and Hobbs 2 Horizon Solutions 1 Husson University 1 James W. Sewall Co. 1 Jasper Wyman & Son 1 Kleinschmidt Associates 1 L.L. Bean 1 Lafayette Hotels 1 Lincoln Paper and Tissue 2 Loiselle, Goodwin & Hinds 3 M. Ray Bradford Jr. Esq P.A. 1 Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center 1 Machias Savings Bank 3 Maine Air National Guard 1 Maine Coast Memorial Hospital 1 Maine Commercial Tire, Inc. 2 Maine Community Foundation 1 Maine Public Broadcasting Network 1 Marden’s 1 Mayo Regional Hospital 1 Means Investment Company 1 Merrill Bank 7 Miller Drug 1 Modern Screenprint 1 Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. 1 N.H. Bragg and Sons 4 New England School of Communications 1 Newport Industrial Fabrication 1 Nichols Investment Management 1 Nickerson & O’Day, Inc. 1 Nurse Anesthesia of Maine 3 Old Town Canoe Company 1 Penobscot Cleaning Services, Inc. 1 Penobscot Respiratory 2 Penquis 2 Pfizer, Inc. 2 PPL Maine, LLC 1 Prentiss and Carlisle Co., Inc. 2 R.H. Foster Energy 1 RBC Dain Rauscher 1 Rudman & Winchell 6 Sargent Corporation 17 Shaw House 1 Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. 2 Spectrum Medical Group 6 St. Joseph Hospital 3 TD Bank 3 The Telford Group 1 Tradewinds Market Place 1 Tyler Technologies 1 UBS 5 United Parcel Service 4 United Way of Eastern Maine 5 Dominion Resource Services 1 University of Maine 17 University of Maine Foundation 1 University of Maine System 2 Varney Agency, Inc. 1 Verso Paper 6 WBRC Architects-Engineers 4 Webber Energy Fuels 4 Williams & Associates 1 WLBZ 2 3 WoodenBoat Publications 3 ZF Lemforder Corporation 1 United Way of Eastern Maine publishes this list of Leaders’ Circle members to recognize their leading role in supporting our community. We have attempted to list all of the individuals and families who have contributed at the Leaders’ Circle level as of April 1, 2009. Any omission or error is unintentional.

2008 Campaign Honor Roll Below, you’ll find the top 51 companies from the 2008 campaign. We thank all companies for their continued dedication to United Way’s mission and goals. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems Hannaford Bros., Inc. Bank of America Sargent Corporation Bangor Savings Bank University of Maine Charitable Appeal General Electric Bangor Hydro-Electric Verso Paper L.L. Bean United Parcel Service Marden's Webber Energy Fuels TD Bank Bangor Publishing Company Darling's Merrill Bank Freightliner of Maine

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Shaw's Supermarkets Brookfield Power New England N.H. Bragg Pfizer CES, Inc. WoodenBoat Publications Key Bank of Maine Hollywood Slots at Bangor Eaton Peabody St. Joseph Hospital R.H. Foster Energy Old Town Canoe Company Penquis Rudman & Winchell Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker Dead River Company UBS J.C. Penney

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Wal-Mart Machias Savings Bank John T. Cyr & Sons Macy's Quirk United Way of Eastern Maine Bar Harbor Banking & Trust Bangor Schools Lincoln Paper and Tissue Amicus Loiselle, Goodwin & Hines ZF Lemforder City of Bangor Camden National Bank Gross, Minsky & Mogul

2008 Loaned Executives generously sponsored by EMHS Hannaford TD Bank Dead River

2008 Incentive sponsors Darlings R.H. Foster Stanley Scooter L.L. Bean




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Financial Report

The financial statements presented on this page is derived from the United Way of Eastern Maine’s financial statements, audited by Loiselle, Goodwin and Hinds, Certified Public Accountants of Bangor, Maine. Copies of the full report may be obtained by contacting United Way at (207) 941-2800 or visiting us at www.

Statement of Revenues and Expenses Individuals Company Gifts Employee Campaigns Investments & Miscellaneous In Kind Contributions Other Grants & Sponsorships Energy Initiative Grants Camp Bangor Scholarship Grant Net Depreciation in Fair Value of Investments and Assets Held by Others

220,484 462,356 2,162,251 197,116 152,413 200,854 191,246 477,971 (279,800) 3,784,891

5.8% 12.2% 57.1% 5.2% 4.0% 5.2% 5.1% 12.6% -7.4% 100.0%

Camp Bangor Scholarships Children & Families General Community Support Supporting Seniors Basic Needs & Self Sufficiency Energy Initiative 211 Maine Neighbors Helping Neighbors NALC Food Drive and Food Grants Donor Directed Gifts - Partner Agencies Donor Directed Gifts - Other General and Administrative Expenses Fund-Raising Expenses

477,971 721,828 189,211 222,313 419,058 87,375 57,391 56,000 192,463 158,251 742,449 246,417 428,291 3,999,018

12.0% 18.0% 4.7% 5.6% 10.5% 2.2% 1.4% 1.4% 4.8% 4.0% 18.6% 6.1% 10.7% 100.00%

Change in Net Assets


Where the Contributions Come From* Camp Bangor Scholarship Grant 11.8%

Individuals 5.4%

Company Gifts 11.4%

Energy Initiative Grants 4.7% Other Grants & Sponsorships 4.9% In Kind Contributions 3.7% Investments & Miscellaneous 4.8%

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Employee Campaigns 53.2% *Excludes Net Depreciation in Fair Value of Investments and Assets Held by Others

Statement of Financial Position as of June 30, 2009 and 2008 2009


482,647 1,308,503 139,168 518,486 62,983 464,711

899,798 1,225,249 132,084 622,476 67,901 630,995



144,793 13,839 510,171 511,934 6,600 16,607

370,218 35,095 602,702 572,268 4,706 6,833

Total Liabilities



Net Assets Undesignated Board Designated Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted Total Net Assets

107,543 607,013 691,839 366,159 $1,772,554

116,259 831,749 562,300 476,373 $1,986,681

Total Assets and Liabilities



Cash & Cash Equivalents Pledges Receivable, Net Accounts Receivable & Other Assets Investments Property & Equipment Beneficial Interests in Trusts Total Assets Liabilities Accounts Payable Accrued Payables Allocations Payable Designations Payable Deferred Revenue Capital Lease Obligation

Where the Investments Are Made

211 Maine Energy Initiative 1.4% Camp Bangor 2.2% Scholarships 12.0%

Neighbors Helping Neighbors 1.4% NALC Food Drive and Food Grants 4.8% Donor Directed Gifts Partner Agencies 4.0%

Basic Needs & Self SufďŹ ciency 10.5%

Donor Directed Gifts - Other 18.6%

Supporting Seniors 5.6%

General Community Support 4.7% Children & Families 18.0% Based on United Way's Audit for fiscal years ending June 30, 2009 and June 30, 2008 as prepared by Loiselle, Goodwin, and Hinds. For a complete copy call United Way or visit our website.

Fundraising 10.7% General Administration 6.1% United Way of Eastern Maine Annual Report I 15

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