We’ve passed the million dollar mark!
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 January 2017, 186 individual donors have contributed a total of $438,471, with an additional $147,497 in pledges.
$422,250 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 Wickett Foundation|
|TD Charitable 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