Capital Campaign



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Seven years ago, LEA’s review of the status of lake science in Maine convinced us of the need for an initiative to harness new testing techniques, equipment and research to avert significant ecological and economic degradation. The Maine Lake Science Center campaign was begun in 2015 to construct staff and operate the first facility in Maine dedicated to supporting lake research and resilience. The campaign seeks to raise $1,400,000 to fund the Center through 2020, at which point we expect it will be self-supporting through grants, contracts and fees.

As of May 2017, 186 individual donors have contributed a total of $438,471, with an additional $147,497 in pledges.

$437,250 has been raised through the generous support of these foundations:

An Anonymous Family Foundation
The Betterment Fund
The Margaret Burnham Charitable Trust
The Davis Conservation Foundation
The Fields Pond Foundation
The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Foundation
The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
The Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust
The Nine Wicket Foundation
The Norcross Wildlife Foundation
The Patagonia Foundation
The Strauss Foundation
The Nine Wicket Foundation
TD Charitable Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation

As the campaign continues, if you would like to make a contribution, please send your tax-exempt donation to the Maine Lake Science Center                                        Fund to LEA at 230 Main St., Bridgton, ME  04009.  Thank you!

Lakes Environmental Association, 230 Main Street, Bridgton, Maine, 04009