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.
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, 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.
Camden National Bank
Bernstein Shur Gorham Savings Bank
Lee Auto Malls Lucas St. Clair
Maine Community Fund Spinnaker Trust
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein Trillium Invesments