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2019 Humanitarian Awards

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come SHINE with us!

On Friday, October 25th, Spurwink’s Humanitarian will welcome 450 guests in celebration of Spurwink’s impact, its increasing of access to critical behavioral health needs, and honoring of community leaders who make Maine a healthier place to live and work. You’ll enjoy fabulous food from Bread & Butter, signature cocktails, exclusive auction items, and a festive atmosphere at Thompson’s Point. The event will feature “Shine Points” which spotlight the work of three of Spurwink’s programs, Opioid Recovery, Foster Care and Anti-Youth Human Trafficking.

Exciting new format to celebrate Spurwink’s 60th

6 – 7pm: Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, and Silent Auction

7 – 8pm: Program and Awards

8 – 9pm: Dessert and Coffee Bar


Attire: Evening Cocktail, we encourage you to incorporate the “Shine” theme.


The Host Committee leads the way, sharing the opportunity to celebrate Spurwink’s impact with friends, family, and colleagues, inviting them to join them at the event. Host Committee members and their special guests enjoy an exclusive VIP cocktail reception from 5 to 6pm. They also receive special recognition in the invitation, event website, Facebook event page, and at the event itself.

Special Thank You to our 2019 Host Committee

Honorary Host Committee Members: Governor Janet Mills | Senator Susan Collins | Senator Angus King | Congresswoman Chellie Pingree | Congressman Jared Golden

Shine Host Committee Members: Tari Advani, M.D. & Ranjiv Advani, M.D. | Bangor Savings Bank | Cathy Breen & Jay Geller | Caliber Home Loans | Amy Cohan & Austin Smith | Melissa Coulombe & Jeff Thomas | Paul & Giselaine Coulombe | Jessica Estes & Steve Arnold | Dan & Ilene Fishbein | Hidden Springs Psychological Services | Maine Medical Center | Eric Meyer & Pat McKenzie | Alistair Raymond, Esq. &  Lisa Thomas, M.D. | Matthew Winch & Jennifer Garrett | UNUM | Wipfli

Shimmer Host Committee Members: Joe & Sue Alexander | Behavioral Information Systems, LLC | Drs. Ari & Kirsten Berman | Carrie & Jason Cianchette | Tom Daffron | Emily & Edward Demetriou | Kristen & Bob Farnham | Melanie & Matt Gilligan | Quincy Hentzel & Matthew Thornton | Theresa Kelly & Stephen Neill | Celine & Chris Kuhn | Michelle Libby | Mary Allen Lindemann | John & Cathy Liston | Bette & Sam Novick | Mary Celia & Frederick O’Neil | Sam & Teresa Pierce | Heather Shields & Lee Lindenau | Josh Silver & Jen Pincus | Andrew & Allison Turcotte | Rebecca Urban & Geoffrey Magno | Richard & Nola Urban | April Ylvisaker & Jonathan Tardiff

Find out more about becoming a Host Committee Member



Humanitarian Award: Chief Janine Roberts, Westbrook Chief of Police

Chief Roberts was chosen as Spurwink’s Humanitarian for 2019 as her leadership and commitment to community collaboration strongly align with Spurwink’s vision that our clients lead healthy, engaged lives in their communities. Under her leadership the Westbrook Police department has partnered with several projects that serve Spurwink clients, including the Cumberland County Children’s Advocacy Center (CCCAC). “The Westbrook Police Department’s relationship with CCCAC is the foundation of our success in serving the most vulnerable of victims—children—ensuring they receive the emotional and physical support from experts, while collecting the information and evidence needed to prosecute those who victimize them. The work the CCCAC and its community partners do is truly incredible. The connections, resources, and relationships created through this collaboration provide a network that focuses on the basic needs of the children.” Chief Roberts, acknowledges the work of detective, Dan Violette, who is heavily involved with the Cumberland County Children’s Advocacy Center, including sitting on their board.

Chief Roberts began her career in 1985 and served 29 years with the Portland, Maine Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant. In 2014, she was sworn in as the Chief of Police for the Westbrook, Maine Police Department. Chief Roberts holds an associate degree in Law Enforcement Technology and is a graduate of the #240th Session of F.B.I. National Academy. In addition to this formal education, the Chief’s educational background is based on hundreds of hours of hands-on training focused on leadership, communication, and administrative responsibilities.

Throughout her career, Chief Roberts has committed herself to community policing, striving to create, maintain, and enhance relationships and trust with all members of the communities she serves. Her reputation of being honest and straightforward with her actions backing up her words is the foundation for her success and the success of her team; her department.

Corporate Care Award: The Boulos Company/Boulos Asset Management

The Boulos Company and Boulos Asset Management were chosen for Spurwink’s 2019 Corporate Care Award for their commitment to supporting humanitarian efforts across Maine. Along with sponsoring Spurwink for over a decade, The Boulos Company and Boulos Asset Management lend support to organizations like Junior Achievement of Maine, The Mercy Healthcare Foundation, Catholic Charities Maine, The Morrison Center, The Maine Women’s Conference, and more. The Boulos Company and Boulos Asset Management believe that involvement in our community benefits the welfare of everyone, which is why their employees get involved in local organizations on an individual basis as well. Giving back is a core philosophy of both companies.

The Boulos Company is a commercial real estate firm dedicated to serving owners, investors, and tenants, blending Maine and New Hampshire market knowledge with a global network. It offers a fully array of services including leasing and sales; property, facilities, project, and investment management; valuation, appraisal, research, investment strategy, and consulting.

Boulos Asset Management is Northern New England’s largest commercial real estate management firm serving Maine’s real estate owners, investors, and occupiers. Managing over 5,000,000 square feet of commercial space, it offers strategic advice and execution for leasing, property and facilities management and project management, investment management, research and investment strategy and consulting.


For more information on becoming a Sponsor, Host Committee member, or general information, please contact Emily Silevinac, Director of Annual Giving, at or 207.871.1211, x2106.

Can’t attend the event but would like to make a donation? You can make your charitable donation here.


We are grateful to our Humanitarian sponsors…


Bath Savings | Bernstein Shur | Coffee By Design | Gorham Savings Bank | J.B. Brown & Sons | Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman | KeyBank | MEMIC | Northeast Delta Dental | Perkins Thompson | Sheridan Construction | Volk Packaging | Waterstone Properties | Wright-Ryan Construction

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors…

Allagash Brewing Company | Coffee By Design | Dean’s Sweets | Headlight Audio Visual | Mariner Beverages | Vacationland Distributors

Thank you to the following auction donors…

22 Milk Street | 121 Middle | A&C Grocery | Allagash Brewing Company | Aristelle | Bangor Savings Bank | Bloom Consignment & Resale | Bow Street Market | The Body Architect | The Bread & Butter Catering Company Co. | The Carvel Family | CedarWorks | Century 21 Real Estate New England | Danielle Gismondi | Downeast Cider | Eric Meyer | Elizabeth Moss Gallery | Gray Matter Marketing | Hardshore Distilling Company | Heather Shields | Hyatt Place Portland – Old Port | Jay Levine & Elizabeth Ernst | Joseph’s of Portland | Jill McGowan | Kristen Farnham | Kurier | Lila East End Yoga | Maine Craft Distilling | Maine Food For Thought | Maine Foodie Tours | Maine Pendant | Maine Street Bee | Melanie Gilligan | Michelle Libby | North 43 Bistro | The Night Cap Bar Co. | Oak Hill Beverage | Old Port Sea Grill | Old Port Wine & Cigars | Owl & Whale | OxBow Brewing Company | Portland Beer Hub | Portland Dry Goods | Portland Museum of Art | Portland Power Yoga | Portland Schooner Co. | Press Hotel | Rising Tide Brewing Company | Rivalries | Roots Cafe | Royal River Grill House | Sea Bags | SKORDO | Spurwink Senior Leadership Team | Style Me Portland | Sunday River | Sur-Lie | Theresa Kelly | Three of Strong | Union | Victoria Mansion | Westbrook Police Station | Woodhull


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Portland, ME 04102 United States
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