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:

Anonymous (2) Patricia Eltman Cynthia Howland George Mitchell
Penny & Richard Armstrong Mary Christine Feeney* Frank and Ellie Langlois*  Stephen E. & Catherine Pappas*
Macky Bennett* Mary Mitchell Friedman Frank & Claire Leonard* Heather Ries
James A. Boyd Mary & Phil Galperin Peter & Kathleen Leslie Lauren Segal & Richard Grigos
Margie Bride Tracy Gay Charles and Judy Micoleau Jim & Lynn Shaffer
 David Elliott Richard & Priscilla Goff Bill Mitchell Virginia Swain
Bob & Marcia Ellis Jan & George Hartman Carol Mitchell  Christine Williams
Collette Howe


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.