Hires, promotions, appointments

Hope Acts, a Portland nonprofit serving new Mainers and asylum seekers, appointed four board members: Elizabeth Jackson, executive director for Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences; Bethany Smart, administrative and program coordinator at HopeGateWay in Portland; Mary Pat Donnellon, senior advisor for Susquehanna Growth Equity Partners; and Cadeau Assoumani, immigrant health promotion specialist at the Cumberland County Health Department.

Adam Kavanagh was hired by Maine Savings Federal Credit Union as its chief information officer. He spent eight years working at Maine State Credit Union, most recently as senior vice president, chief operations officer.

Zachary Smolkin joined Spinnaker Trust in Portland as vice president, chief trust officer. He previously worked at Maselan & Jones in Boston, Massachusetts, in estate planning and administration and business succession planning for 13 years.

Casco Bay Ford of Yarmouth donated $100 for every vehicle sold in September to Sweetser, totaling $10,200.Contributed / Casco Bay Ford

Giving back

Casco Bay Ford of Yarmouth donated $10,200 to Sweetser by putting aside $100 for every vehicle sold in September to go toward the nonprofit’s youth mental health program.

KeyBank donated a total of $347,000 to 21 nonprofit organizations across the state, including Junior Achievement of Maine, Portland Housing Services Corporation, the Mitchell Institute, the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, McCauley House, Maine Medical Center, Portland Trails, SCORE Maine, Spurwink, Sweetser, The Third Place and United Way Women United, all in Portland, as well as Furniture Friends in Westbrook.

Portside Real Estate Group’s autumn equinox fundraiser Sept. 21 raised over $22,300 for Maine Audubon, its highest yet for the annual event.


Jobs for Maine’s Graduates received a $10.4 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation to establish its college success program at public colleges statewide, as well as its extended learning opportunities for high school students.

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