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Who We Are

Mainely Girls, a state-wide, non-profit organization, was founded in 1996 with a two-part mission:
to work with rural communities to assist them in focusing on girls' needs in a preventative, proactive and positive manner; and to work on the state level to bring about positive change for girls.

Founder & Director:
Mary Orear

Board of Directors
Elizabeth Banwell
Allie Kubler
Alexandra Merrill

Board of Advisors
Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair
Ann Marie Almeida
Karin Anderson
Carrie Armbrecht
Elizabeth Banwell
Susan Dempster
Charles Fryer
Dayle Fuller
Nancy Harmon Jenkins
Doug Malcolm
Alexandra Merrill
Chellie Pingree
Cathy Plourde
Theresa Rowe
Sheryl Whittier

Past Americorps Members
Meredith Barnett
Mary Schilling
Christina Venditti
Natasha Irving


Major Funders Through the Years
Lillian M. Berliawsky Charitable Trust
The Betterment Fund
The Bingham Program
Davis Family Foundation
Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation
Dragon Farm
The Grasshopper Shop
Haymarket People's Fund
Hudson Foundation
Kenduskeag Foundation
Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
Libra Foundation
Maine Community Foundation - Lake and Miltiades Funds
Maine Department of Corrections
Maine Department of Transportation
Maine Humanities Foundation
Maine Initiatives - A Fund For Change
Maine Women's Fund
Messler Family Foundation
Moss, Inc.
Ms. Foundation
Orchard Foundation
Bonnie Rukin
Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
United Mid-Coast Charities
United Way