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The Sam L. Cohen Foundation was one of Youth Full Maine’s first supporters when the organization launched in 2019. At first, Youth Full Maine (YFM) operated as a school food pantry program at six schools in Biddeford. When the SLCF Directors visited YFM’s home base as part of our June 2023 meeting in Biddeford, we spoke with Katie Brown, YFM’s executive director. 



2023 Sam L. Cohen Pioneer Scholars

The Pioneer Scholar Program, a partnership between supporters and the Mitchell Institute, provides the opportunity to recognize specific Mitchell Scholars and Alumni who, through their contributions to school and community and their demonstration of certain qualities – as students and as citizens – stand out for acknowledgement.

Congratulations to:

Abdullah Alzamili - Portland High School * Bates College

McKenna Peaslee  - Biddeford High School * University of Southern Maine

Benjamin Moore - Thornton Academy * University of Southern Maine

Maine Children’s Cancer Program receives $2.25 M gift from Sam L. Cohen Foundation

In recognition and appreciation, Maine Medical Center will name its new outpatient pediatric infusion center The Sam L. Cohen Pediatric Infusion Center and establish the Sam L. Cohen Medical Director Chair at the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation is donating $2.25 million, the largest gift in its history, to Maine Medical Center (MMC), the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital (BBCH), and the Maine Children's Cancer Program