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30th Annual Humanitarian Awards

October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm



On Friday, October 21st, Spurwink will celebrate and honor three special people who have shown a commitment to Spurwink’s mission – going the distance for those in need – at the 30th annual Humanitarian Awards. This year, our focus will be on children in crisis, especially those in our foster care, child abuse, and residential programs.  We are excited to celebrate this milestone year in a new location at Thompson’s Point in Portland.


Bruce and Annemarie Albiston are the co-founders of the Aphasia Center of Maine as well as the Adaptive Outdoor Education Center (AOEC) in Carrabassett Valley, which provides quality outdoor recreational and educational opportunities, to all people with disabilities.  AOEC is a low barrier initiative which provides hostel-style housing and creative programming to people with disabilities and their families.  Long active in the aphasia and disabled sectors, Bruce and Annemarie are the former owners of Maine Oxy in Auburn.

Troy Brown, three-time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots, author and youth sports advocate.  In his book, Patriot Pride, Troy writes about growing up in poverty and how he persevered to play the game he loves, despite numerous obstacles.   Many of the children Spurwink serves also face difficult obstacles: poverty, abuse and neglect, failure to thrive, and other serious trauma.  Troy’s experience and message are very consistent with the work Spurwink does with clients and with this year’s event theme of going the distance for children in crisis.

Dr. Lawrence Ricci, Medical Director for the Spurwink Child Abuse Program (CAP), is an internationally recognized expert in child abuse .  He is one of only 350 pediatricians nationwide who are board certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics and the  only one in the state of Maine. He is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine Affiliate at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Ricci started the Spurwink Child Abuse Program in 1994, and the program has helped thousands of children impacted by violence, abuse and neglect.

These honorees have made a true difference to the lives of so many and Spurwink is grateful to have the opportunity to recognize them for the work they continue to do.

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For more information on becoming a Host Committee member, contact Abby Peck, Director of Annual Giving & Special Events, at or 207.871.1211, x2106.

VIP Host Committee

Ari and Kirsten Berman | Lawrence R. Ricci, MD | Jessica Estes and Steve Arnold |
Lisa Thomas and Alistair Raymond | Tari and Ranjiv Advani |
Matthew G. Winch and Jennifer L. Garrett | Melissa and Scott Lalumiere |
Eric Meyer, Pat McKenzie and Family |

Host Committee

Heather Shields and Lee Lindenau | Monica and Jeff Sanders | Theresa A. Kelly and Stephen Neill |
David Hembre and Jill McGowan | Abraham and Jean Peck | Kristen and Bob Farnham |
John C. and Joan Everett | Hilary Robbins | April E. Ylvisaker | Bette and Sam Novick |
Mary Celia and Fred O’Neil | Christina and John McAnuff |Sam and Teresa Pierce |
Celine and Chris Kuhn | The Rolfson Group | Edward and Priscilla Simmons |
Norman, Hanson & DeTroy |

Cate Street Capital Logo harvard_logo Boulos Stacked

Bangor Savings Bank | Hannaford Supermarkets | KeyBank | Martin’s Point Health Care |
Yankee Ford Sales | Bath Savings Trust Company | DIRIGO Management Company, Inc. | 
CGI Business Solutions | Gorham Savings Bank | Bluewater Emergency Partners |
WEX Corporation | Pepperell Mill Campus | Bernstein Shur | Winxnet |
Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman | USI Insurance Services LLC and Philadelphia Insurance Company |
J.B. Brown & Sons | Maine Children’s Trust | L.L. Bean | PC Construction Company | Maine Oxy |
Wright-Ryan Construction | Behavioral Information Systems, LLC | Marcus Clegg | Cross Insurance |
Maine Behavioral Healthcare |

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October 21, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thompson’s Point
4 Thompson's Point
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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