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The Mitchell Institute Gala
September 16, 2022

The Mitchell Institute Gala is an annual celebration of Mitchell Scholars and the Mitchell Institute’s mission to unlock the potential of Maine students. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the Institute and its work, to meet Mitchell Scholars and hear their stories, and celebrate with old and new friends.

The 2022 Gala will be held on Friday, September 16, at Brick South at Thompson’s Point in Portland. Sponsorships and tickets are available here. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Short, Development Director, at, or (207) 358-7733.

View videos from 2021 Gala and hear moving stories of resilience here.


We greatly appreciate the loyalty of all our 2021 Gala sponsors, who generously supported this event:

Prime Sponsors:

Barbara Atkins


Leadership Sponsor:

Major Sponsor:

Program Sponsors:

Crewe Foundation

Bruce and Becky Epstein

GHM Insurance

Hub International

Lee Auto Malls

Marjorie McHenry Bride

Chris and Nancy Pierce


Table Sponsors:

Bangor Savings Bank

Bernstein Shur

Bowdoin College

Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Coyne Family

Roger and Chagit Deitz

Chuck de Sieyes & Carol Ward

Mike and Denise Dubyak

Sue E. Fitzgerald


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

John T. Gorman Foundation


Machias Savings Bank

Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth

Martin’s Point Health Care

Karen McDonald

Pine State Beverage


R.M. Davis

Virginia Swain

Turner Construction

University of New England

Tim and Liz Williams