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Current BOV Members - Henry L.P. “Hank” Schmelzer ʼ65

Henry L.P. SchmeltzerMount Desert, ME

Hank Schmelzer was President of the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) in Ellsworth from 2002 to 2009. With $200 million in assets, MCF is one of the leading charitable resources for donors seeking to provide long-term support to strengthen Maine communities. From 1972 to 1998 he was President and CEO of New England Securities in Boston, where he oversaw $8 billion in assets. Mr. Schmelzer was an attorney at State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America from 1970 to 1972. He is a former U.S. Army Captain, served in Vietnam and is a recipient of the Bronze Star. He earned a BA in History and Political Science from UMaine in 1965. He earned his JD from George Washington University in 1968. He currently is a member of the Charles F. Allen Society, Stillwater Society, Board of Visitors, and the Margaret Chase Smith Center Advisory Board. He also is Vice President and Class Agent for the Class of 1965. Mr. Schmelzer is a former member of the UMAA Board of Directors, Museum Advisory Board, President’s Development Council, Boston Area Alumni Chapter, and the College of Business Administration Advisory Board. He also formerly served as Vice Chairperson for the UMaine Capital Campaign from 1991 to 1996. He is the 1988 recipient of the Pine Tree Emblem Award and the 1979 Block ‘M’ Award.


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