In My Words: Ann and David Ingram, MCHT Donors
We first got to know Maine Coast Heritage Trust through Aldermere Farm, and our relationship with the organization grew from there. Over the years we’ve supported the annual fund and special projects in the Midcoast and elsewhere throughout the state.
It’s important to us to get to know the people and programs of the organizations we’re supporting—to really wrap our arms around them. We’ve had that opportunity with MCHT.
“We wanted to give back to this place that has become so important to us.”
We’re both directly involved with nonprofits, so we know what good governance looks like. MCHT isn’t just giving lip service to its mission—they’re actively pursuing it. And their success in raising money for the recent Campaign is further proof that there are supporters like us who find land conservation to be important.
When we set out to make our estate plans, we talked to David Warren at MCHT, and we’ve set up a special fund to help preserve accessibility and provide for ongoing stewardship of MCHT’s lands and programs.
Over the decades we’ve come to love Maine’s natural beauty, and the people here have been good to us. We wanted to give back to this place that has become so important to us.
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Kate Stookey, president and CEO at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, introduces a new MCHT publication and shares information about the organization’s strategic planning process.
All of us at Maine Coast Heritage Trust mourn the passing of Peter Blanchard, a true champion for the Maine coast.
“This place, and the people who also call this place home, made me who I am and instilled in me a desire to care for this land and the lives and livelihoods it supports. For me, that’s what conservation is all about.”
Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields require much-needed investment to make them safer, more efficient, and more inclusive community preserves. How do we extend access to the special experiences they offer?