We Look Forward to Seeing You Again This Year

2018 Leadership Luncheon

Tickets for the 2018 Leadership Luncheon are on sale now!

We are really looking forward to this event, and are so glad to see you again. This year, we celebrate women and organizations that are very different, yet have one important thing in common: they epitomize true grit. The time is now, and with women like these leading the way, we will change the future of Maine and the country. 

Join us to celebrate these women:

All of our grantees will be present to talk about their programs, and to the extent possible, a grantee will be at each table so that you will learn more deeply about their work. Buy your table, Leadership Circle tickets, or single ticket today. If you are able, add a little more to help support the grantees' complimentary meals.

Table for Eight ..... $750

Leadership Circle* ..... $500

Single Ticket ..... $100

Sponsor a Grantee ..... $100 each

*includes two tickets to this and a June event to announce the 2018 Annual Grants; exact date TBD

Pay Online: mainewomensfund.org/luncheon  |  Pay By Check: 74 Lunt Rd, Falmouth ME 04105  |  Call It In: 207.774.5513


If you are interested in sponsoring this must-be-seen-at event, learn more here.  



Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland Maine


Thursday, April 26, 2018

11:30 - 2:00 pm


Erin Ovalle, host of Maine Life, will MC this year's Luncheon. We are excited to bring her warmth and enthusiasm for Maine women to the day. 

Event Photos


Mufalo Chitam

Executive Director, Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

Mufalo Chitam is an immigrant of Zambian descent who has lived in US for 18 years now. As a professional and community leader Mufalo is now helping to change and improve the lives of Maine’s immigrants and creating opportunities to better their tomorrow as well as to get to know and help one another while finding themselves.

Erin French

Chef / Owner, The Lost Kitchen

Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719), helping her father at the griddle in his diner. An entirely self-taught cook who read cookbooks to form her culinary education, she now helms her acclaimed restaurant, The Lost Kitchen, in a historic 1834 mill in the same town, creating meals that draw locals and visitors from around the world to a dining room that feels like an extension of her home kitchen. Each spring, the day the phone line opens to accept reservations, the restaurant books up for the entire year.

Bella Cimeno


Bella, Blue Hill resident who graduated from George Stevens Academy last year, set out on February 16 to complete a 2,800-mile trek across the southern US, fresh off a two-month, 4,210-mile trip from the West Coast to the East Coast along the TransAmerica Bicycle Route, Along the way, she raised more than $5,000 for the Fund. She has set a new goal: this time, with a new bicycle, she will head southwest from the northern tip of Florida. Along the way she will volunteer for a week and raise funds for the nonprofit All Hands and Hearts.


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!

Cornerstone Sponsors:



Camden National Bank

Wex, Inc.



Bernstien Shur     Gorham Savings Bank           

Lee Auto Malls     Lucas St. Clair 

Maine Community Fund         Spinnaker Trust

The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein     Trillium Invesments                 



Bath Savings Institution     Bigelow Investment Advisors, LLC

Elizabeth Banwell, Legacy Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty

Hightower Advisors     Norway Savings Bank       

Systems Engineering, Inc.