Bishop names new development director for Diocese of Portland
Bishop Robert Deeley announced the appointment of Mike Sullivan to the position of development director for the Diocese of Portland. Sullivan is the development officer for Thomas College in Waterville and succeeds David DiNapoli, who has accepted a position in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colo.

Mike Sullivan

Sullivan has served at Thomas College since 2020, overseeing the school’s planned giving program and successfully managing donor portfolios during the pandemic. Prior to that, he was a major gifts officer for World Vision United States, a Christian organization that works to lift communities around the world out of poverty through sustainable approaches and spiritual and social transformation.
Sullivan also has served as lead grant officer for MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, major gifts officer for the American Red Cross, executive director for Sullivan Development Consulting, and as manager for Rise Against Hunger.
Sullivan earned a master’s degree in nonprofit management with a concentration in global development from Northeastern University in Boston and holds a bachelor’s degree in epidemiology and community health education from the University of Maine at Farmington.
His first day at the Diocese of Portland will be July 25.

AARP looking for award nominees
The AARP Maine is seeking nominations for its 2022 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service that honors individuals who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others in their community. The annual award is named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP in 1958 at the age of 73.
The screening of nominees will be performed by a panel of AARP staff and volunteers and will include a review of a range of criteria including each nominee’s positive impact on their community and the lives of individuals age 50 and over.
Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements: Age 50 or older, but does not need to be a member of AARP; listed achievements, accomplishments or service must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay and must reflect AARP’s vision and mission. Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible but teams are not. The recipient must live in the awarding state.
The application deadline is Aug. 1. For more details, go to aarp.org/me.

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