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Hi Friend of The River Fund Maine,

Thanks to the generous support from you, our donors, The River Fund Maine is pleased to announce the addition of a third scholar to our high-impact scholarship program. Please join us in welcoming and congratulating, Bailey Fraser, of Bethel, Maine! 

Bailey is a Telstar High School Senior, who serves as Co-President of the Class of 2022, Student Council, and Interact. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. Bailey plans to enroll in the University of New Hampshire to pursue a degree in communications and the creative arts.

"Bailey is the perfect example of a well-rounded student and human being.  She is always smiling, constantly thinks of others and how she can help and works hard to achieve her goals.  We as a school community are so excited that Bailey has been selected as The River Fund Maine scholar this year, she is so deserving and will be a great representative for the fund and our community.  Bailey is a leader, but always remains humble at the same time.  Bailey is an active participant in our drama department and spends countless hours at Toe Tappin Jazz dancing in her spare time, all while holding a part time job at the Good Food Store in Bethel, Maine.  We all wish her nothing but the best next year and beyond!” says Telstar Principal, Mark Kenney.

The River Fund Maine Scholarship provides its recipient with up to $20,000 each year for four years toward the cost of college tuition and fees, room and board, books and educational supplies. The River Fund Maine Scholar also has access to financial counseling and professional mentoring.

Welcome, Jim Dufresne!

The River Fund Maine Board of Directors 

Jim Dufresne is a revenue growth strategist who works with early stage start-ups to design & build sustainable commercial functions.  Having spent the majority of his career in tech consulting, Jim has enjoyed working with a range of customers, including numerous non-profits, to drive innovation through technology enablement. This is Jim’ s first non-profit board-seat. He is honored to contribute to the Greater Bethel community, which he feels a deep personal connection to & enjoys sharing with his wife & two young sons.

Springing Into Action

The most sincere thank you to all of our incredible supporters who made our annual auction such a success this year, raising over $55,000. Your generosity is fueling exciting program expansions across our portfolio, and truly making a difference in our community.

Reflecting on this past quarter, it was such a pleasure to learn about and meet scholarship candidates from Telstar and Gould, all of which impressive in academic achievement, school leadership and community involvement. Our education and selection committees were thoroughly impressed by the accomplishments of our community's youth. 

On behalf of The River Fund Maine’s Board of Directors and the Education and Selection Committees, we applaud Bailey and are honored to name her as The River Fund Maine Scholar 2022. 

With Gratitude, 

Noah Tanguay-Collins, Executive Director


The River Fund Maine
PO Box 111 | Newry, Maine 04261

Question? Email us at executivedirector@riverfundmaine.org or call (207) 418 0452

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