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RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING

Kim Allen

Director, Corporate Engagement

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207.347.2313

Kim Allen

Director, Corporate Engagement

What is your role at UWSM? Director of Corporate Engagement

What’s your favorite work moment so far? Working at the Food Drive at Wayside

How do you take your coffee or tea? Black and highly caffeinated

What’s your favorite book? The Four Agreements

What’s on your bucket list? Travel the world, Drive Cross country—anything to do with traveling

Anne-Marie Brown

Director, Grants and Special Initiatives

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207.347.2307

Anne-Marie Brown

Director, Grants and Special Initiatives

What is your role at UWSM? As the Director of Grants and Special Initiatives, I have the opportunity to engage with foundation leaders to tell them about the amazing work that United Way of Southern Maine is doing and making possible in our community! As a naturally curious person, I ask our Community Impact team A LOT of questions about their work, what is new and exciting, how we’re making a difference, and advancing the work to achieve the goals set out through Thrive2027. I then get to transform this into compelling reasons why others would want to partner with us to make this possible.

What’s your favorite work moment so far? It’s hard to decide, especially when we have both sides of the equation here – amazing coworkers and really impactful work. But, if I have to choose… I think I’d choose one of our Women United events when we had the opportunity to both hear about the work that is happening (and its successes) and got the chance to meet some of the moms who have been helped along the way.

How do you take your coffee or tea? I take my coffee (preferably flavored… hazelnut crème is my favorite for the moment) with a little sugar and oat milk.

What’s your favorite book? Such a hard question! I’ll take a turn here and say my favorite book(s) that I’m reading with my son right now are the Spirit Animal series. I love that it’s something we’re reading together, he gets really into them, and we can have a good conversation about the lessons you can learn from the characters.

What’s on your bucket list? Travel! I love traveling, experiencing new cultures – the architecture, food, customs, language … all of it! I have so many places on my list still to visit. But, I’d say bringing my kids with me is the next big thing – wherever it may be. I want them to be able to experience new and different places and people as well.

Elliott Greene

Relationship Manager

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207.347.2314

Elliott Greene

Relationship Manager

What is your role at UWSM?

My role at UWSM is to engage our corporate and community partners to raise funds and create meaningful community connections. The funds I raise go to support the many community support programs backed by the United Way of Southern Maine.

What’s your favorite work moment so far? 

Getting to meet all the dedicated volunteers who gave their time and energy during the 2021 Week of Action.

How do you take your coffee?

I like a dark roast coffee with just a splash of half & half.

What’s your favorite book? 

Dune by Frank Herbert

What’s on your bucket list?

I’d like to make a transatlantic sail to Europe

Marjorie Hankla

Relationship Manager

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207.347.2315

Marjorie Hankla

Relationship Manager

What is your role at UWSM? Relationship Manager

What’s your favorite work moment so far? Be able to work with people that are so passionate about what they do and want to help others and the community that we live in any type of way.

How do you take your coffee or tea? Just black but decaf.

What’s your favorite book? Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype By Clarissa Pinkola Estes. I also loved the Neapolitan Novels By Elena Ferrante.

What’s on your bucket list? Write a book. Plant a tree. Have a child.

Mahir Hasanov

Relationship and Accounting Manager

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207.347.2302

Mahir Hasanov

Relationship and Accounting Manager

What is your role at UWSM? Relationship and Accounting Manager

What’s your favorite work moment so far? I had to chance to visit the new office and meet a couple of colleagues.

How do you take your coffee or tea? With a little bit of milk and honey

What’s your favorite book? Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey

What’s on your bucket list? Traveling to San Diego and Italy

Margaret LeLacheur

Resource Development and Marketing Manager

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Margaret LeLacheur

Resource Development and Marketing Manager

What is your role at UWSM? As the Resource Development and Marketing Manager, I support the team in many different ways. It’s been a great way to learn more about all aspects of both fundraising and marketing

What’s your favorite work moment so far? Working with people who are so knowledgeable and passionate about our community

How do you take your coffee or tea? No coffee, just tea!

What’s your favorite book? Too many to choose from! Harry Potter will always be my go-to answer because I grew up with it, but The Kite Runner and The Art of Racing in the Rain are more recent favorites.

What’s on your bucket list? To visit every state and every continent

Jackie Mellgard

Senior Donor Engagement Manager

Jackie Mellgard

Senior Donor Engagement Manager

What is your role at UWSM? Senior Donor Engagement Manager

What’s your favorite work moment so far? Our Drive -Thru Food Drive last September

How do you take your coffee or tea? Iced coffee with almond milk (even in the Winter!)

What’s your favorite book? All of David Sedaris’ books of essays, I can reread them a million times.

What’s on your bucket list? Right now? More travel when it’s safe - internationally to Paris, Amsterdam, Chile, but also to US cities like Seattle, Portland (Oregon) Nashville, and Chicago

Christine Murphy

Director, Donor Engagement and Major Gifts

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207.347.2307

Christine Murphy

Director, Donor Engagement and Major Gifts

What is your role at UWSM? Director of Donor Engagement and Major Gifts

What’s your favorite work moment so far? The extraordinary commitment and generosity of our community. I am so humbled by the willingness of so many to help so often.

How do you take your coffee or tea? Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

What’s your favorite book? Where the Wild Things Are

What’s on your bucket list? Completing the Camino de Santiago, visiting Easter Island, and meeting Jonathan, the world’s oldest tortoise who lives on St Helena.

Andrea Solomita-Bourque

Senior Donor Engagement Manager

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Andrea Solomita-Bourque

Senior Donor Engagement Manager

What is your role at UWSM? Senior Donor Engagement Manager

What’s your favorite work moment so far? Joining a team that is working to turn HOPEFUL into action.

How do you take your coffee or tea? Coffee. Early and often.

What’s your favorite book? Alex Katz in Maine

What’s on your bucket list? Hike Katahdin again and continue to check off Baxter’s 40+ amazing peaks.

Mike Young

Relationship Manager

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Mike Young

Relationship Manager

What is your role at UWGP? Relationship Manager

What’s your favorite work moment so far? I really enjoyed working with the Loaned Executives, especially since I had been one. They are impressive people in their own right, and I enjoy seeing their rapid growth and how they come together as a team during a chaotic time to accomplish ambitious goals

How do you take your coffee or tea? Cold brewed and espresso drinks, preferably

What’s your favorite book? I tend to read non-fiction, and A History of the World in 6 Glasses was a great read

What’s on your bucket list? There is so much to see. To keep my list short, I’ll say sailing through the Greek Isles and seeing the northern lights.