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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
Allie Kubler
Hannah Pingree

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

Americorps Member
Christina Venditti

Student Executive Board
Nina Jones
Sarah Palermo
Aurora Stromberg

Major Funders Through the Years
Lillian M. Berliawsky Charitable Trust
The Bingham Program
Davis Family 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
Bonnie Rukin Miller
Moss, Inc.
Ms. Foundation
Orchard Foundation
Elmina Sewell Foundation
United Way