Brick & Beam Society is a community of established and emerging professionals committed to increasing STEM and educational enrichment opportunities for children in Southern Maine. Our members represent companies from various industries and we have more than 150 donors supporting our work.
We leverage United Way of Southern Maine’s resources, knowledge, and relationships to get results.
OUR PURPOSE: To utilize education as a vehicle for social change, by financially supporting educational opportunities for high need populations in the area of childhood education up through 8th grade. We provide funding for projects that are aligned with Thrive2027’s Community-Wide Goals, and are high-impact, sustainable and replicable and approaches that are innovative, holistic and collaborative.
Kim Fischer, MEMIC
Chair, Steering Committee
Dan Strader, Pierce Atwood
Chair, Impact Investment Committee
Abby Lang, UNUM
Co-Chair, Impact Investment Committee
BRICK & BEAM ARCHITECTS (SUPPORT OF $1,000+)
Tawny Alvarez, Verrill
Devin Carr, MaineHealth
Liz Cotter Schlax, United Way of Southern Maine
Christopher Ellingwood, BerryDunn
Joseph Fernandez, Sappi North America – Technology Center
Eileen Fongemie, MEMIC
Alex and AnneMarie Gramling
Tim Griffin, H.M. Payson & Co.
Matthew Kramer, Bernstein Shur
T. Griffin Leschefske, Pierce Atwood LLP
Jon Lowrance, MaineHealth
Jean McDevitt, Baker Newman Noyes
Marie Mueller, Verrill
Cam Peden, United Way of Southern Maine
Matthew Robertson, TD Bank
Jon-Marc Rodier, Sappi North America – Technology Center
Dave Schneider, Bernstein Shur
Michael Segal, Sappi North America – South Portland
Julie Sferes, Horizon Solutions, LLC
Daniel Strader, Pierce Atwood LLP
Matt Wolcott, United Way of Southern Maine