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Grantee Spotlight

The Sam L. Cohen Foundation awarded its first grant ($20,000) to the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association in Fall 2021. While new to the Foundation, MCFA was formed more than a decade ago when a group of fishermen came together to advocate for small boats and sustainable fishing. 



2021 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:

Dalycia Greeley - Portland High School * Suffolk University

Katlyn Bickford - Biddeford High School * Mount Holyoke College

Fatima Hasan - Thornton Academy * Wheaton College

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