Talk of the Towns 12/9/16

Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

Program Topic: Higher quality of life for all Maine people – Maine Community Foundation’s plans and programs

Key Discussion Points:
What is the concept of a community foundation and how does it fit in the overall framework of philanthropy in the US?
How did MCF start and evolve?
What services does MCF currently provide for communities and for donors
What are the current strategic goals for MCF and describe the process you used to arrive at them… describe some of the key learnings from your “listening” to the people of Maine?
How does MCF partner with Maine people, communities and organizations? How will your five new strategic goals shape the work ahead?
What is the role of “county funds” as part of MCF strategy…
What is the role of the MCF board and how do they contribute to the overall success of MCF?

Steve Rowe, Maine Community Foundation President
Becky Hayes Boober, Vice President, Community Impact, Maine Community Foundation