Maine Women's Fund Announces New Board Members

Maine Women's Fund Announces New Board Members

PRESS RELEASE: MAINE WOMEN'S FUND ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

CONTACT: Megan Hannan, Executive Director, 207.774.5513  megan@mainewomensfund.org

The Maine Women’s Fund is pleased to announce the newest members of its Board of Directors.

Crystal Card, Brunswick: Crystal Card, Norway Savings Bank: Ms. Card has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, a BS in Sales and Marketing from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, and several investment licenses. In her current role as AVP Market Manager for Norway Savings Bank, she is a Mortgage lender and drives business for Mortgage lending, commercial and business deposits over the Brunswick branches. She previously served on the Town of Brunswick Master Implementation Planning Committee, Board of Appeals, and the Senter Fund. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family, hiking with her dog Kobe, and playing the piano. 

Melissa Duffy, Cumberland Center: Ms. Duffy is a managing partner and director at Hightower Advisors. Prior to joining HighTower, Melissa was the Founder and Managing Partner at Duffy Anderson Investment Management, LLC, a $300 million asset management firm in Cumberland, Maine. Over the past 20 years Melissa has worked in many areas of financial services at Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, and State Street.  Melissa currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Wayfinder Schools, and has served on the board of ChoralART and The Junior League of Portland. Melissa lives in Cumberland, Maine and enjoys skiing, hiking and camping with her two daughters.  

Gabrielle Gallucci, Saco: Ms. Gallucci is the Director of Mission Impact at Spurwink, where she develops, funds, and raises visibility for behavioral health programs. She has provided strategic program and fund development for nonprofits for more than 20 years, raising nearly $35M for health, women and girls, economic development, racial justice, and youth. While at the YWCA USA, Gabrielle co-created YWCA TechGYRLS, a STEM program for girls in over 65 locations, and co-convened the First National Girls Conference at the UN. A graduate of Oberlin College, she is committed to social change efforts that address gender equity, racial justice, and the arts. She is currently on the board of Engine, an arts and creative economy organization in Biddeford, and served as Board Chair of Platform Shoes Forum, a nonprofit that developed online learning platforms and communities for girls. When she moved to Maine 15 years ago she found a community of women that inspired her in the New Girls Network at the Maine Women’s Fund. She lives in Saco with her husband and son.

Renée Smyth, Amesbury, MA: Ms. Smyth is the Chief Experience and Marketing Officer of Camden National Bank. She joined as Chief Marketing Officer upon completion of the merger of Camden National Corporation and SBM Financial, the parent company of The Bank of Maine, on October 16, 2015. She was promoted to Executive Vice President (“EVP”), Chief Experience and Marketing Officer in May 2017. Ms. Smyth oversees the company’s customer experience and marketing strategies while ensuring they support the overall objectives of the organization. Additionally, she is responsible for the company’s digital transformations, and the customer assistance center. Previously, Renée served as Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing for The Bank of Maine, since 2010. Renée has a Master of Business Administration from The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Management and a bachelor’s of science from Ithaca College. Renée is married and has two daughters and a son.

About the Maine Women’s Fund

Since 1989, the Maine Women's Fund has been creating social change by investing in the power of women and the dreams of girls. The mission of the Maine Women’s Fund is to transform the lives of Maine women and girls through strategic grant making, community engagement and support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. The Fund’s vision is a just and caring society in which Maine women and girls thrive so communities prosper. The Fund is the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security.

The Fund provides critical funding and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in Maine within six strategic areas: Education; Entrepreneurship; Healthcare; Leadership; Personal Safety and Public Policy. Learn more at www.mainewomensfund.org.

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Posted 02.07.2018 under Press Releases