Meredith Jones, president and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation and this year’s University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center’s Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow, will spend Thursday, April 12 on campus for meetings with President Paul Ferguson and faculty and students to discuss student-led philanthropy and advanced research funding under way at UMaine. Jones also will tour research facilities and meet with staff and faculty of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. A native of Washington County, Jones is a member of the editorial review committee for Maine Policy Review and the advisory board of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, in addition to other community advisory boards in Maine. Since its creation 28 years ago, the Maine Community Foundation has awarded more than $175 million in scholarships and grants to individuals and nonprofit organizations throughout the state and region.
Contact: B.J. Kitchin, (207) 581-1644