Bowdoin Earns United Way's Education Division Award

Story posted November 11, 2009

United Way of Mid Coast Maine's fall campaign to help local people in need exceeded its $1.9 million goal, raising a total of $2,009,923.

At a ceremony celebrating the campaign's finale, held in Moulton Union November 4, 2009, the College was presented with the United Way's Education Division Award.

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Mitch Davis and Ann Michaud accept the United Way of Mid Coast Maine's Education Division Award on behalf of the College.

Noting that the College is always in the top three of United Way's community-wide campaign, United Way volunteer Larissa Darcy praised Mitch Davis, chief information officer and campaign chair of the College's United Way effort, and Ann Michaud, HR coordinator and report analyst, for their efforts to increase awareness of the United Way's mission and its campaign.

United Way of Mid Coast Maine Executive Director Barbara Reinertsen also expressed gratitude for the leadership provided by Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster in the community-wide Education Division. "He did a wonderful job for us," says Reintertsen.

"Individuals at Bowdoin also embraced United Way's Leadership Match program through leadership donations from many of the College management team," Darcy says. "To date they have raised $87,604, which is a 14 percent increase over last year's donations."

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"Bowdoin once again played an absolutely critical role in our Campaign's success," Reinertsen says. "You helped our Education Division, and our overall Campaign, go well over goal. This is good news for the people of our community."

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