Executive Director Search

Thank you for your interest in our search for a new Executive Director for the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. The new Executive Director will work collaboratively with the board, staff, grantees, and community stakeholders to develop and execute a community-informed grantmaking strategy that promotes the well-being of Maine’s communities, animals, and environment.  We have partnered with the national search firm NPAG and the complete position description and application instructions are found here:  https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/ebs-ed.

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New Board Chair and Vice-Chair

Dear Friends of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation,

As president of the Sewall Foundation for the past thirteen years, I have had the privilege of being part of a team of thoughtful board and staff members supporting the great work of organizations across Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals and the environment. It has been deeply fulfilling for me to see my mother’s philanthropic legacy expand and adapt to address Maine’s needs and the challenges of our time.

I am very pleased to announce a decision that marks the next step for the Sewall Foundation. The Board of Directors has elected Carol Wishcamper and Gail Dana-Sacco as our new board chair and vice-chair, respectively.

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Executive Director Transition

Dear Friends of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, 

As a friend and partner of the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, we wanted you to know that Jay Espy has announced his intention to step down as Executive Director next June after 11 years of service.   Under Jay’s leadership as our first Executive Director, the Sewall Foundation has expanded its philanthropic support for important work across Maine.  In addition, he has helped the Foundation develop a clear mission, a strong set of values centered on equity, a dedicated and diverse Board of Directors and an extraordinarily capable staff

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