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DONATE

There are several ways to give to Juneteenth Downeast to support our on-going work to provide opportunities for people of color in Maine to connect with the land, the water and each other. We welcome your participation.

Click the button below to go to the Donation page on our Fiscal Sponsor's website (Healthy Acadia.)

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VOLUNTEERING

The Juneteenth Commemoration on June 19th and this year's Weekend on the Water are only possible because of the amazing volunteer efforts by community organizations and individuals joined together to make things happen.

 

We welcome your participation. We see what happens when people share time, energy and creativity. Click the link below to let us know how you'd like to join in our efforts. 

2023 DONORS

Thank you!

There has been an incredible upwelling of support and engagement in making the Juneteenth Commemoration and Weekend on the Water possible. Thank you to the many donors of time, funds, and expertise who are such a key part of these events!


_Multiple anonymous donors
Luke Abell
Barb Acosta
Joanna Allen and Ted Koffman
Ashley Bryant Center

Stephanie Baillargeon
Carole R. Beal
Nathaniel Berger
Debra Bjornard and Dennis Wint
Alice Blackman
Kelly Brown
Susan Covino Buell
The Buell Family
Sandra Butler
Cariño
Liz Carroll
Micah Carroll
Chef Chris Scott

Michael Corlew
Jeffrey Cumming
Jackie Lee Davidson
Bronwyn Day
Kareem Dieng
Cynthia Donaldson
Gordon Donaldson
Cas Dowden
Down East Family YMCA

Downeast Salmon Federation

Doug Dunbar
Christine Fecko
Julian Fraize
Andrea Francis
Linda Marie Fuller
Becka Gagne
Starr Gilmartin
Ken Gleason
Dave Halperin 
Theresa Hamphill
Hannaford Brewer Grocery & Pharmacy
April Hartford
Ann Hartman
Ethan Hendrix
Mai Hendrix
Tracy Hicks
Honey & Lace Baking

Indivisible Bangor

Island Take Out

Brook James
Suzanne Jean
Maria Jenness
Alan "Chubba" Kane
Sarah King
Sheila Kirby
Shemaya Laurel
League of Woman Voters Downeast

Marci Lief
Ann Luther and Alan Vlach
Maine Outdoor School, L3CGeorge Marnik
Margarita Marnik
Issac Marnik
Sarah Marx
Sylvester Mays
MDI Community Sailing Center

Lew and Eleanor Miller
Rebecca and Steve Milliken
Moes BBQ

Linda Mosley
Mount Desert Island Hospital and Health CentersAdalberto Muñoz
Susan Opdycke
Deb Parker
Todd Pride
Marc Rich
Jana Robinson
Jim Robinson
JoAnn Rodick
Larry Ropeik
SailMaine

Stephen Sampson
Elena Luna Sparrow
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church

Doreen Stabinsky 
Eric Stiles
The Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP

The Jackson Laboratory

Tiller And Rye
Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor Social Justice Committee

Eliza and Jim Vallette
Mary and Jim Vekasi
Gloria Verrill
Rebecca Wentworth
Emily Wright
Holly Wright
Tara Young
YWCA Mount Desert Island

 

IMO Nicole Mokeme
IHO Malcolm Abell and his papa, Luke Abell and mama, Emily Wright
IMO Eileen Miller

We apologize if any errors or omissions have been made in this 2023 Juneteenth Downeast Commemoration supporters acknowledgement list, which will be completed to the best of our knowledge by July 21, 2023, including names of donors of financial gifts both pledged and received by that date, and names of donors of time and expertise. Please contact Shoshona Smith at Shoshona@HealthyAcadia.org or (207) 667-7171 Ext. 210 with any corrections.

We also wish to thank the dedicated staff in our partner organizations, who have done so much to make this 2023 Juneteenth Commemoration possible:

Healthy Acadia

Zach Aiken

Tracey Carlson

Elsie Flemings

Katie Freedman

Shoshona Smith

Mano en Mano:

Sean Douglas

Dayana Ortiz Garcia

Deysi Garcia

Thania Hernandez

Emma McDowell

Cynthia Simpson

Laura Thomas, Director of Access & Advocacy

Juana Vazquez, Executive Director of Mano en Mano

Rodrigo Zamora

WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM:

Joel Mann

Matt Murphy

YWCA MDI:

Jackie Davidson

Nova

2022 DONORS

Thank you!

Thank you to those who contributed their time, expertise, and funds to make the 2022 Juneteenth Commemoration event possible:

Marina Abbott

Acacia House

Joanna Allen and Ted Koffman

Judith Allen

Michael Alpert

Bangor Savings Bank, Ellsworth Branch

Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop

Carole R. Beal

Ronald Beard

Rob Benson

William "Mac" Bigelow

Alice Blackman

Susan Buell

The Buell Family

Sandra Butler

Alyne Cistone

Cleary Law

Michael Corlew

Theresa Daniels-Hemphill

Jackie Lee Davidson

Kareem Dieng

Cas Dowden

Downeast Salmon Federation

Doug Dunbar

The Family Learning Company

Becka Gagne

Galyn's Bar Harbor

Janine Georgette

The Greater Bangor Area Branch NAACP

Chrissy Hemphill

James Hemphill, Jr

Ann Hartman

Kristen Holley

Suzanne Jean

Diane Kay-Daigle

Shemaya Laurel

Deb Leon

Ann Luther and Alan Vlach

Laura MacDonald

Michelle Merica

Lew and Eleanor Miller

Hannah Mondrach

Linda Mosley

Jacques H. Newell Taylor

Orono Pride

Dr. Jackie Peoples

Lewis Redding

Ashley Bryan Center

Barbara Reeve

Stephen Sampson

Mary Schuch

Taste Jamaica

Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor Social Justice Committee

Lauren Valle

Jim and Eliza Vallette

Mary and Jim Vekasi

Sandra Ward

Sandy Wilcox and Jack Russell

Vanessa Williams

Dennis Wint and Debra Bjornard

Emily Wright and Luke Abell

YWCA MDI

And multiple donors who wish to remain anonymous.

 

We also wish to thank the dedicated staff in our partner organizations, who have done so much to make this 2022 Juneteenth Commemoration possible:

Healthy Acadia

Zach Aiken

Tracey Carlson

Elsie Flemings

Katie Freedman

Shoshona Smith

Mano en Mano:

Sean Douglas

Dayana Ortiz Garcia

Deysi Garcia

Thania Hernandez

Emma McDowell

Cynthia Simpson

Laura Thomas, Director of Access & Advocacy

Juana Vazquez, Executive Director of Mano en Mano

Rodrigo Zamora

WERU Community Radio 89.9 FM:

Joel Mann

Matt Murphy

YWCA MDI:

Jackie Davidson

Nova

We apologize if any errors or omissions have been made in this 2022 Ellsworth Juneteenth Commemoration supporters acknowledgement list, which is comprehensive to the best of our knowledge as of July 21, 2022, including names of donors of financial gifts both pledged and received by this date, and names of donors of time and expertise. Please contact Shoshona Smith at Shoshona@HealthyAcadia.org or (207) 667-7171 Ext. 210 with any corrections.

Our Partner Organizations

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Funded in part by grants from The Maine Humanities Council, Outdoor Equity Fund, Maine Initiatives and the Nature Based Education Consortium, as well as by the amazing generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community. Juneteenth Downeast is fiscally sponsored by Healthy Acadia.

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