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The Mitchell Institute Gala
5:30 to 9 p.m.
September 16, 2022
Brick South, Thompson’s Point
Portland, Maine

The Mitchell Institute Gala is an annual celebration of Mitchell Scholars and the Mitchell Institute’s mission to unlock the potential of Maine students. A not-to-be-missed evening featuring a reception and served dinner, Gala is a festive opportunity to learn more about the Institute and its impact, to meet Scholars and hear their stories, and to celebrate with friends.

We will gather on Friday, September 16, 2022, at a new location: Brick South at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine. With its rough-hewn wood and steel beams and brick walls, Brick South provides us with a reborn industrial space for a larger event, a delicious meal by Blue Elephant Caterers, more opportunities for networking, and delightful surprises for our 2022 guests.

If you have questions about the event or purchasing a sponsorship, please email Director of Development Sarah Short or call 207-358-7733. The 2021 Gala was a virtual event. Watch moving stories of Scholars’ resilience and success from the 2021 program.


We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our nearly 50 Gala sponsors this year, who generously helped us to raise more than $290,000 for Mitchell Scholar programs.

Prime Sponsors:

Barbara Atkins
Back Bay Tower

Leadership Sponsors:



Major Sponsors:

Parking Sponsor:

Program Sponsors:

Crewe Foundation
Chuck de Sieyes and Carol Ward
Dead River Company
Bruce and Becky Epstein, Odysseys Unlimited
Hub International
Lee Auto Malls
Bill and Vicki Mitchell
George and Heather Mitchell
Chris and Nancy Pierce
Tyler Technologies
Unum

Table Sponsors:

Bowdoin College
Marjorie McHenry Bride
Casco Bay Law
College Club of Portland
Consigli
Roger and Chagit Deitz
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
John T. Gorman Foundation
Judy Glickman Lauder and Albert B Glickman Family Foundations
L.L.Bean
Lockton
Machias Savings Bank
Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth
Marcum
MELMAC
Michele Martin ’99
Martin’s Point Health Care
Karen McDonald
Pine State Beverage
Pro Search, Inc.
R.M. Davis
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Ginny Swain
Turner Construction
University of New England
Tim and Liz Williams
Wipfli
Wright-Ryan