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2022 Humanitarian Awards
June 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
View the live recording of Spurwink’s 2022 Humanitarian Awards!
Thank you for joining the Mosaic of Spurwink!
This year’s theme was ‘The Mosaic of Spurwink.’ Spurwink is a mosaic of individuals, who together comprise our vibrant and brilliant community — from generous corporate partners, to individual donors, to our hardworking and diligent staff, to the people we are humbled to serve.
Special Thank You to our 2022 Host Committees
ARTISAN Host Committee Members: Bangor Savings Bank | Behavioral Information Systems | Bernstein Shur | Central Maine Power | Coffee by Design | Melissa Coulombe & Jeff Thomas | Jim Giberson & Eliza Warren Giberson | JB Brown & Sons | Mascoma Bank | Eric Meyer & Pat McKenzie | People’s United Bank | Alistair Raymond, Esq. & Lisa Thomas, M.D. | Shipyard Brewing Company | Matthew Winch & Jennifer Garrett
CREATOR Host Committee Members: :
Susan & Joseph Alexander | Jason & Carrie Cianchette | Rocky & Cherrie Cianchette | Kristen & Bob Farnham | Leandra Fremont-Smith Interiors | Melanie & Matthew Gilligan | Amy & Jed Harris | Theresa Kelly & Stephen Neill | Kristen & Dan King | Elizabeth Klebe | Amy & Jamie Kuhn | Katie & Eric Leinwand | Meg & Mike LePage | Michelle Libby | Tom & Nancy Magadieu | Erin & Brian McAllister | Bette & Sam Novick | Teresa & Sam Peirce | The Sustainable Athlete | Monica & Jeff Sanders | Heather Shields & Lee Lindenau | Joshua Silver & Jennifer Pincus | April Ylvisaker & Jonathan Tardiff
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2022 HONOREES
Humanitarian Award: Margo Walsh, Founder MaineWorks, Co-Founder Maine Recovery Fund
Margo’s passion for second chances, coupled with her employee development experience has led her to believe that people do extraordinary things when given a second chance. Founder, Owner of MaineWorks, Margo Walsh started with one challenging mission: employ the unemployable. MaineWorks is an innovative social staffing company with a mission: to dignify transitional employment for people in recovery for substance use disorder, reentering from jail and prison, new Americans, and veterans in transition. MaineWorks provides jobs in industrial construction, carpentry, masonry, highway, bridge, and road construction. In 2017, Margo and her sister Elaine Walsh Carney, founded Maine Recovery Fund. Maine Recovery Fund supports the needs of people in work-force reentry, by providing: a ride to work, assistance with sober living, workplace outerwear including steel-toed work boots, and immediate access to on call telemental health. Margo credits the MaineWorks staff for their endless commitment to creating economic viability in tandem with Maine Recovery Fund board and staff.
With a passion for economic and social development, Margo has steered MaineWorks to receive B-Corporation certification in Maine and advocated for B-Corp legislation to be passed in collaboration with the Associated General Contractors of Maine. Margo advocates for solving social and economic challenges through collaboration with the private sector.
Margo Walsh grew up in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, and attended Waynflete School and received a BA in Psychology from Wheaton College. Margo has over 25 years of experience in recruiting, staffing, and employee development, specifically in recruiting for diversity. Since founding MaineWorks in 2011, Margo has been recognized as an SBA Small Businessperson of the year and a SCORE Outstanding Job Creator. In 2019, she was invited to attend the State of the Union address as Senator Angus King’s guest. MaineWorks is working at the state and national level to transform employment for people who struggle.
Corporate Care Award: WEX
The community has always been at the heart of WEX’s values. A pillar of philanthropic support in our community, WEX’s support of Spurwink and other non-profit organizations has helped to fund a wide range of social services and opportunities for many in greater Portland and beyond. Baked into WEX’s ethos as a community partner is a deep belief that being a good corporate citizen is about showing up and helping to do the work as our communities grow and adapt to help best serve all of us. It is this belief that has guided their approach to philanthropic support and volunteerism over many years. Underlying this work is a deep belief in creating communities where social equality is a priority. Their grants help level the playing field in many areas to ensure access to opportunity for all and help communities to thrive. WEX supports a wide range of nonprofits with a focus on organizations active in supporting the arts, education, social equality, and wellbeing.
WEX employees can be found as active volunteers and board members for many local organizations, and the company believes that time given in service of the community is just as valuable and important as financial support.
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For more information or general information, please contact Emily Silevinac, Director of Annual Giving, at email@example.com or 207.871.1211, x2106.
You can make your charitable donation here.
We are grateful to our Humanitarian sponsors…
Kelly, Remmel, & Zimmerman
Northeast Delta Dental
Spectrum Medical Group