Acorn icon Special Giving Programs

If you are interested in making an extraordinary gift to the Mitchell Institute, our Special Giving Programs may be right for you. For more information about any of these programs, please contact Jared Cash, President and CEO of the Mitchell Institute, at (207) 773-7700.

The Mary Mitchell Legacy Society: Creating a Living Legacy

Donors who have made provisions in their will or trust, or who have otherwise included the Mitchell Institute in their estate planning, are eligible for membership in the Mary Mitchell Legacy Society, which honors the legacy of Mintaha “Mary” Mitchell, mother of Senator George J. Mitchell.
Members include:

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Penny & Richard Armstrong
Macky Bennett*
James A. Boyd
Margie Bride
David Elliott
Bob & Marcia Ellis
Patricia Eltman
Mary Christine Feeney*
Mary Mitchell Friedman
Mary & Phil Galperin
Tracy Gay
Richard & Priscilla Goff
Jan & George Hartman
Collette Howe
Cynthia Howland
Frank and Ellie Langlois*
Frank & Claire Leonard*
Peter & Kathleen Leslie
Charles and Judy Micoleau
Bill Mitchell
Carol Mitchell
Cynthia Mitchell
George Mitchell
Stephen E. & Catherine Pappas*
Heather Ries
Lauren Segal* & Richard Grigos
Jim & Lynn Shaffer
Virginia Swain
Christine Williams


We are so grateful for your consideration. For more information, please contact Jared Cash, President and CEO of the Mitchell Institute, at or (207) 358-7731.

Workplace Giving

Does your workplace offer matching funds to personal donations, or participate in a United Way giving campaign? These options can be great ways to make your gift go further, and to make a connection between the Mitchell Institute and your workplace.

The Pioneer Scholar Program

The Pioneer Scholar Program recognizes specific Mitchell Scholars and Alumni each year in honor of generous supporters who have made significant donations of $250,000 or more to the Mitchell Institute endowment. Pioneer Scholars stand out for acknowledgement through their contributions to school and community and their demonstration of certain qualities as students and as citizens­.


Mitchell Scholar Alumni who have made financial contributions to the Mitchell Institute over the years equal to the amount of the Scholarship they received are welcomed into the Truc Huynh Alumni Giving Society. The Society is named in honor of the late Truc Huynh, the 2001 Mitchell Scholar from Portland High School and a 2005 graduate of Bowdoin College, who was a founding member. Each member of the Truc Huynh Alumni Giving Society exemplifies Senator Mitchell’s vision for the Mitchell Scholars — that they give back to their communities throughout their lifetimes. Learn more about the Truc Huynh Alumni Giving Society.