Sarah Ruef-Lindquist

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah joined the Maine Women’s Fund in April 2012. As CEO, she works with the Board and staff to develop long-term strategies to increase the Fund’s philanthropic assets and grow the Fund’s impact and influence throughout Maine.

Sarah has extensive experience in fundraising, grantmaking and building organizations’ fiscal efficiency. Most recently, she served as the senior gift planning consultant at Planning for Good, a Midcoast-based consulting practice she founded in 2008, and ran a solo law practice focused on estate and trust planning. She also practiced law before becoming vice president for Southern Maine at the Maine Community Foundation, where she established relationships and worked with donors, community leaders, and non-profit organizations throughout the state. She also served for over five years as vice president and senior administrative trust officer at Union Trust Company in Ellsworth and Camden.

Sarah received her B.A. from Southern Methodist University and her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She is a graduate of the Institute for Civil Leadership in Portland, and attained her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers of the American Bankers Association. In 2013 she was appointed to Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. She lives in Camden with her husband, Peter.

Kimberly Crichton

Grants Coordinator

Kimberly joined the Maine Women’s Fund as a contracted Grants Coordinator in September 2013. She learned about the Maine Women’s Fund, and philanthropy, as a participant in the New Girls’ Network in 2002-2003. As a result of that experience, she became interested in philanthropy, and how funders and non-profits can best work together to achieve their missions and advance lasting change.  In 2012, after nine years working to develop and manage grant programs at the Maine Health Access Foundation, she founded her own business, Transform. LLC, focused on advancing social change.

Drawn to the power of change, the written word as well as art and craft, Kim is a philanthropic advisor, an advocate, a self-taught fiber artist, and a graduate of Bates College and American University, Washington College of Law in DC.  As Artist + Principal at Transform. LLC, she pursues her interest in processes of transition and transformation from a number of different perspectives.  In her sewn art work, her stitches highlight the change that comes about from the destruction of one thing and the birth of another.  Her philanthropic advising is focused on similar goals – supporting change that makes a real difference in people’s lives.

Kimberly lives in Portland, ME and when she is not consulting, she spends her time outside, or in the studio, and on any number of grand adventures with her dog.  She is always inspired traveling North beyond her hometown of Bangor, or West toward the White Mountains, and is so grateful for all the different Maine communities that have shaped her life and experiences.

Anne Saer Driscoll

Finance and Human Resources Manager

Anne Saer Driscoll joined the staff in 2014 as Finance and Human Resources Manager. With a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas and a BA from Tulane University in Art History, Anne has worked as an auditor at Arthur Andersen in New Orleans, Manager of Budgets and Contracts at Volunteers of America Greater New York, Controller for the New York Host Committee of the Democratic National Committee’s Convention in 1992, and as Chief Financial Officer at the League of Conservation Voters as well as Education Voters of America in Washington, DC. As an experienced accounting professional, she has managed complex non-profit budgetary and human resource operations. She relocated with her husband, a Bowdoin alumnus, to York Harbor several years ago, and has served as treasurer and currently a board member of the Museums of Old York and on the Ladies Committee of York Hospital. She is also a licensed real estate agent. She works part-time for the Fund at the Falmouth office.

Kelly Martin

Operations Manager

Kelly Fitzpatrick Martin joined the staff in 2014 as Operations Manager. A native of Houlton, Kelly attended Bates College where she obtained a BS in Biology. After several years in the medical field at Massachusetts General Hospital, she returned to Maine and in 2006 joined the staff of the Maine Cancer Foundation in an administrative support role, then as office manager and most recently as events manager, where she managed the “Tri for a Cure”, an annual $1.4M fundraising event with 1,400 participants and 500 volunteers. Kelly has advanced skills in volunteer coordination, communications, data-base management and reporting, and a diverse array of non-profit operations. She lives in South Portland with her husband and has a son and two daughters. She works full-time out of the Fund’s Falmouth office.