MWF CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist to speak at the Tuesday Forum, March 15, 2016
BANGOR, ME: On Tuesday, March 15, the Tuesday Forum will host guest speaker Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Women’s Fund and chair of Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission advises the Governor and members of the Legislature about policy and social issues affecting women and girls in the state.
The Tuesday Forum is Maine’s largest women’s networking group. Every Tuesday professional women from the greater Bangor area gather for lunch at Jeff’s Catering located at 15 Littlefield Way in Brewer to build relationships and exchange ideas.
Sarah joined the Maine Women’s Fund in 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 fiscal efficiency. 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, and currently serves as acting chair. She is a member of West Bay Rotary and the Ragged Mountain and National Ski Patrols, as well as the board of Unity College and the Maine Planned Giving Council. She lives in Camden with her husband, Peter.
Posted 03.09.2016 under News and Resources