Leaders Circle

Established in 1987, Heart of Maine United Ways Leaders’ Circle is a network of like-minded individuals just like you who contribute at least $1,000 annually. They are committed to strengthening our community and share a vision for advancing the common good in our region. Their generosity has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the well-being of every person living in each of the six counties we serve.  Our Leaders’ Circle does so much to ensure that change in our area is lasting, and that United Way and our partner agencies can continue to provide compassion, dignity, and hope.

By bringing together people with passion, expertise, and resources, we can take on the complex social issues that directly affect our community’s economic vitality and quality of life. Together, we can create real change and improve people’s lives, now and into the future. 

Together, we can create opportunities for our friends and neighbors who need us most. Join the Leaders’ Circle, as an individual or a combined giver, to make an impact in the areas of our community that mean the most to YOU.

Alexis de Tocqueville Society
Donors at this level give at least $10,000 per year

Donors at this level give between $5,000 and $9,999 per year

Donors at this level give between $2,500 and $4,999 per year

Donors at this level give between $1,500 and $2,499 per year

Donors at this level give between $1,000 and $1,499 per year



The Darlings Family

Joseph Huber and Sheila Unvala

Susan Hunter and David Lambert*

Jen and Bob Montgomery-Rice*

Deb and Jeff Sanford

The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation

2 Anonymous donors


BENEFACTORS $5,000 – $9,999

Orin Buetens and Christienne Boisvert

Kris Chahley

Timothy Dentry*

Susan Fortier*

Zach and Bailey Means*

Leonard and Renee Minsky

Kevin and Kendra Overlock*

John and Tracy Ronan*

Warren and Evelyn Silver*

2 Anonymous donors



PATRONS $2,500 – $4,999

Jane and Frank Bragg

Dr. Melissa Burch*

Emily and Robert Cambria

Yan-Meng Chan

The Chase Family Fund

Matthew Cummings

David Davoren*

Clifton and Kay Eames

Samuel Goscinski

Andy and Patty Hamilton

Tracy Harding and Aimee Smith

Alan and Sheila Hess*

Jen Ireland*

Gregory LaFrancois

Rick and Debbie Manning

Glenn and Kristin Martin

Helen Q. McKinnon

Paul and Rachel Means

Sabina Medina*

Norman Minsky

Don and Laura Mitchell

Tim and Jesse Moriarity*

Jay Muth and Carolyn Dorrity*

Ryan and Shirar Patterson*

Ron and Jeanne Russell*

Peggy Soneson

Ralph and Lori Soohey*

Denis and Sue St. Peter

Kevin and Jacqueline Tesseo*

Carol Trask and Forrest Procter*

4 Anonymous donors


PACESETTER $1,500 – $2,499

Danielle Ahern*

Erin and Travis Barry*

Sno and David Barry

Pat Berneche and Family

Renee Bishop and Duane Graves

Scott Blake and Liz Rettenmaier*

Dr. Eric Brown MD*

Mary Camire*

David and Susan Carlisle

James and Janet Cattin

Robert Chavko

Ken and Gemma Colpritt*

Jerrod and Alice Crouse

Joni Decato*

Keith and Wendy Durrah*

Jon and Lisa Eames

George and Carolyn Eaton

Tim and Amy Estabrook*

Suzanne Farley*

Doug and Nichi Farnham

Patrick and Tori Gaetani

Bill and Tasha Gardner*

Carl Gaudett

April Giard

Eric and Andrea Gifford

Deborah A. Giguere and Andrew Stewart*

Bill and Tammy Haney*

Jeff Jones and Nancy Jacobson

Barbara Lawler

Belinda and Chuck Lawrence

Judy Long

William and Lorilyn Lucy

Lisa Martin

Jean Mellett and Edward Rudnicki, Jr

Lannie Moffatt and Scott Kenney*

Jill and Travis Noyes

Tim Olesniewicz

Lori Omlor*

In Memory of Michael Openshaw

Scott and Donna Oxley

Anthony and Joanmarie Pellegrini*

John and Debra Pond

Donna Power*

Stephanie Ralph

Glenn and Nancy Rampe

Bridget Rickard*

Joe and Nancy Roberts 

George and Joyce Schelling*

Joe and Janet Scully*

Mitchell and Florence Sleeper

Ben and Peggy Smith*

Tracy and Victor Smith

Gary Smith

Robert and Nina Sutcliffe*

Ric Tyler and Elizabeth Sutherland

Peter Taft

Kendra Torres*

Suzanne Tyler and Dennis Casey

Jeff and Lisa Wahlstrom*

Ralph and Ruth Webber

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Wilson

Ted Whitham and Paola Rinaldi-Whitham*

1 Anonymous donor


LEADERS $1,000 – $1,499

Glenn Adams

Ryan Albert

Kay and Kevin Allcroft

Bill and Sally Arata

Christopher and Carrie Arsenault*

Jamie Audet*

Michelle Austin

Carl Babcock, Jr.*

Maureen Bambrick

Don Becker

Jason Bird and Sandy Nesin

Kevin Black

Crystal Boone

Emmanuel Boss

Jay W. Boyce

John and Theresa Bragg

James and Betsy Braley

Robert Brandow

Naomi Brown

Charles and Jane Burger

Paul and Angela Butler

David and Amanda Butterfield

Joey Cannan*

Leslee Canty-Noyes

Carol Carew

Kathleen and Brian Carmichael

Kyle and Julie Casburn

Logan Casey*

James Chichetto

Lee and Ann Chick*

James and Chandler Clarke

Theresa Cody

Dan and Nancy Coffey*

Catherine Conlow

James Cook

Kerry Crowley

Amanda Cummings

Allan and Linda Currie

Alexander Cushman

Jason and Kristin Cyr

Candace Davis

Curtis Davis

Andrew Dees

Diane Dickerson

Matt Donahue and Derek Mitchell

Jim and Melissa Donnelly*

Jason Donovan

Jeff Doran

Jamey and Allison Doughty

Lorelle Dwyer

Marie-Ausilia Evans

Danielle Faloon Saucier

Matthew Farrington

Bill and Carol Farthing

Joseph Filer

Nicole Fletcher

Rick and Renee Fournier

  1. Chris Frauenhofer

Dr. Thomas and Uiko Frey

Susan Gallant

Robert and Mary Gardner

Kevin and Debbie Gendreau

Edward Gilkey

Susan and Andy Gilmore

Diana Godin*

Jennifer Goodrich*

Edwin III and Megan Greenlaw

Andrew J. Grover

Nancy Harrison and Jane Clayton

Ben and Betty Ann Haskell

Kara Hay

Lisa Henaghen

Wyatt Holland*

Rodney and Susan Jacobs*

Suellen and Richard Jagels

Joan and Jeffrey Jeter

Geoffrey and Kathryn Johnson

Brenna Jones

Jessica Jordan

Scott Kenney and Lannie Moffatt

Linda Kerecman

Aram Khavari

Mark King

Patricia and John Kuropchak

Angela Leary

Jason Lewis

Paul Linehan*

John M. Lord and Kelly Cotiaux

Dennis Lord

Lin and Mabel Lufkin

Kristi Lyford

Navneet Marwaha

Christopher McCarty

Mike and Norma McInnis

Dan and Nancy McKay

Richard and Susan McKinley

Lisa and Steve McPherson

Douglas Michael

Sean and Sandra Milligan

Phil and Bonnie Morissette

Bruce and Sharon Nickerson*

Michael O’Connor*

Rand O’Leary

Jacqueline Ouellette-Keene*

Shareen Palmacci

Jeffrey Parsons

Kimberly Paulus

Kristen and Ben Perry*

Dorian Pillsbury and Lisa Liberatore*

Karen G. Pomeroy

Glen Porter and Jean Deighan

Jessamine Pottle

Richard Redmond

Tom and Sue Reid*

Ron Roope

Steve Rowe

Katherine Ruiz

Susan Russell

Cheryl A. Russell

Craig and Mary Saunders

Kurt and Karen Schaller

Christopher Shaw*

Jaclyn and David Silk*

Jonathan and Monica Small

Linda Smart

Christopher Snowdeal

Lee Souweine

Karl-Heinz Spittler, MD

Heidi Stanhope*

Brian Stanley

David Stratton

Bob and Kristen Strong*

Brent Sutherland

Jeff Teunisen and Sarah Dubay

Charles Therrien

Matt Thibault

Deanna Thurston*

Marie Vienneau

Jeff and Kristen Wallace

Megan Welch

Stanley Whittemore*

Stephen and Marlene Wight

Anne-Marie Williams*

Adam Youngblood

7 Anonymous donors


Donors marked with * took the 20% for 2020 challenge and increased their gifts by 20% or more in the last year.