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V O L . X X I V N O. X X I G I V I N G G U I D E 2 0 1 8 – 2 0 1 9 78 BOARD OFFICERS Fiona Wilson: Chair Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire Lee Schepps: Vice Chair Retired Attorney and Businessman Raina Maxwell: Treasurer Vice President Customer Satisfaction and Customer Advocate, L.L.Bean Inc. Nora Healy: Secretary Partner, Verrill Dana LLP BOARD MEMBERS Peter Bouman: Physician and Co-Owner, Bates Mill Dermatology Ed Bradley: Retired Attorney and Businessman Morgan Cuthbert: Middle School Math and Science Teacher, Yarmouth School Department Richard Ganong: Retired, Senior Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Bowdoin College Timothy Griffin: Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Director, Food, Agriculture and Environment Program, Tufts University Gray Harris: Director, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Coastal Enterprises Institute Triplett Kise: Woodworker Dan Kleban: Co-Founder, Maine Beer Co. Tucker Lannon: Senior Investment Risk Analyst, Income Research and Management Brett Pierce: Co-Executive Producer, Sawa Shabab Sam Smith: Editor, Progressive Review Vivi Stevenson Miller: Livestock and Farm Marketing and Research Consultant Edward Tittmann: Principal, Tittmann Consulting Tom Whelan: President, Bath Savings Trust Co. Meredeth Winter: Senior Philanthropy Program Advisor, The Nature Conservancy Established: 1985 Employees: 18 Annual revenue: $2,855,572 CONTACT 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME 04032 (207) 865-4469 WolfesNeckCenter @WolfesNeckCenter @wolfesneck AWARDS/ACCOLADES 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - Wolfe's Neck Oceanfront Campground 2017 Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce L.L.Bean Community Involvement Award 2018 Partnership for Innovation Award, Finalist, presented by NH Businesses for Social Responsibility MISSION STATEMENT Wolfe's Neck Center's mission is to transform our relationship with farming and food for a healthier planet. We envision a world where agriculture plays a leading role in supporting vibrant rural communities, healthy people and a healthy planet. SERVICE LOCATION(S) While we are a Freeport-based nonprofit, we welcome visitors from around the state, country and even the globe. We are free and open to the public 365 a days a year. Our programs have strong connection to the local community and also have statewide and regional impacts. Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment 2019 GOALS Building on a history of innovation, Wolfe's Neck Center is on a path to becoming a leading hub for farmers, researchers, educators and the general pub- lic focusing on healthy food, regenerative agriculture and farm-based education. With educational programs, farmer training, research and a campground, we are using our beautiful 626-acre oceanfront farm to connect people of all ages to the source of their food. WNC has seen extraordinary growth over the past few years and is well positioned to make a real impact in farming in Maine, New England and beyond. To do this we will: f Identify and demonstrate best practices in regenerative agriculture f Create programming to inspire more people to play an active role in the sustainable food system, ranging from our two-year Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program to drop-in community programs f Build a community of people who care about the future of food and the planet FUNDRAISING EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES We invite businesses and individuals to sponsor our very popular lineup of sold out farm-based events: f Farm to Table Dinners (May-October): Each year we host a series of dinners using our own produce and meat prepared by some of the best local chefs in the area. ese events feature live music, local beer and spirits and a beautiful, authentic farm setting. f Seasonal Festivals ( June and October): We kick off the season with our Spring Festival and fi nish it off with our Fall Festival. ese events attract 1,500-2,000 people for hayrides, animal interactions, farm-based crafts and activities, demonstrations, live music and food trucks. f Harvest Dance (September): is big barn dance is held in the historic Mallet Barn and includes a contra dance, headliner band, food trucks and local beer with attendance of 350-400. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES We have a tiered business sponsorship program off ering businesses an opportunity to support WNC in a way that best suits its marketing and philanthropic goals. We work with businesses to develop creative ways to promote our partnership in print, online and on site at WNC to our more than 30,000 annual visitors. In an eff ort to signifi cantly improve our aging and outdated infrastructure, we are in the fi nal phases of a comprehensive capital campaign. Within the campaign there are opportunities for businesses to provide support at a variety of levels. If you are interested in learning more about events at WNC or partnership opportunities, please contact Jeannie Mattson at or (207) 865-4469 ext. 110. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES e Wolfe's Neck volunteer community is made up of people who are commit- ted to the stewardship of this amazing resource and to ensuring that the tens of thousands of people who visit, camp or participate in a program at WNC have a great experience. We welcome individuals, community groups and businesses to volunteer on a wide variety of projects including: f Trail, campsite and property clean up and maintenance f Care for our vegetable and fruit production gardens (weeding, mulching, harvesting) f Special event support helping with registration, activities, crafts and other logistics Revenue from programs and services . . 77% Private donors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15% Foundation support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8% TOP FUNDING SOURCES Fiona Wilson Board Chair David Herring Executive Director

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