We Look Forward to Seeing You Again This Year

2018 Leadership Luncheon

Thank you sponsors and guests for such a wonderful event! 

If you were at the event, but haven't had the chance to fill out the evaluation, please do now!

Please join me in another round of applause for these women, who were stunningly beautiful, thoughtful (and thought provoking!) and powerful. Maine Women's Fund type of women.

If you are interested in sponsoring this must-be-seen-at event, in the future, e-mail Megan Hannan to start the conversation. 


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.



Bernstein 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.     OceanView