Quote of the Day

"My challenge to you is to bring about a mind-set of preparing for peace, instead of preparing for war."

Quote of the Day

I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the “isness” of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal “oughtness” that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quote of the Day

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  Nelson Mandela

In the three-month period that ended this February, charitable giving rose 3% when compared with the same period last year. This represents the seventh consecutive period of increased giving, according to Chuck Longfield, Blackbaud’s chief scientist and creator of the Blackbaud Index.

This is my 100th post since starting the COA advancement blog.  How to mark this momentous achievement?  As Brianna Larsen would suggest, how about by saying thanks?

Here’s a “Hats Off” to 100 people who have given $100 to COA this year!

Acadia Corporation . Acadia Cottages .  Acadia Senior College .  Mr. Thomas Adelman .  Ms. Heather Albert-Knopp .  Ms. Jane Alexander . Ms. M. Bernadette Alie .  Mr. Victor Amarilla  . Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson .  Mrs. Diane Anderson .  Mr. Peter Anderson . Ms. Barbara Andrus .  Ms. Leslie Arnson .  Ms. Elizabeth Rousek Ayers . Ms. Sarah Baker .  Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes . .Dr. and Mrs. Robert Beekman . Mr. David Blittersdorf . Rev. Paul Boothby .  Ms. Virginia Brennan .  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burton, II . Ms. Melinda Casey-Magleby .  Mr. Charles M. Chapin .  Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Cohen .  Bradley Coley .  Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Colson .  Mr. Douglas Coots . Dr. and Mrs. Melville Cote .  Mrs. Rose Cutler .  Ms. E. Nicole D’Avis .  Ms. Norah Davis .  Mr. Steve Demers  . Mr. Robert Dick .  Mr. Scott Dickerson .  Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Donnellon . Mr. Charles Donnelly . Mr. Millard Dority .  Mr. and Mrs. John Dreier .  Mr. George Ehrhardt, Jr.  .  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fernald .  Mr. Stephen Finucane .  Ms. Noelle Fischer .  Mr. Thomas Fisher .  Mrs. Margery Forbes .  Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fox .  Ms. Sarah Fraley .  Ms. Susan Freed .  Ms. Ardrianna French McLane .  Mr. Bernard Fuller  .  Furbush-Roberts Printing Co, Inc  .  Ms. Helen Geils . Dr. and Mrs. Donald Glotzer . Ms. Nina Goldman .  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goodman .  Mr. and Mrs. John Gower .  Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gumpert . Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harwood .  Mr. Edward Haynsworth, III  . Ms. Barbara Hazard .  Ms. Mary Heffernon .  Mr. Eric Henry .  Dr. Josephine Todrank Heth  . Mr. and Mrs. David Hollenbeck .  Ms. Evelyn Mae Hurwich .  Mr. and Mrs. John Imhoff  . Ms. Susan Inches .  Ms. Stacy Jardine .  Ms. Catherine Johnson .   Jonesport Wood Co.  . Ms. Brianne Jordan  .  Ms. Constance Jordan .   Jordan-Fernald .   Ms. Esther Karkal  .  Mr. Nathaniel Keller .  Mrs. Jill Barlow – Kelley .  Mr. and Mrs. Steven Kiel .  Mr. and Mrs. Neil King .  Mr. and Mrs. Ted Koffman .  Dr. and Mrs. Leung Lee .  Ms. Elizabeth Leone Lockard .  Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Libby .  Ms. Jennifer Lief  . Ms. Abigail Littlefield .  Ms. Alice Long .  Dr. John Long, Jr. .  Mr. Hugh MacArthur .  Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Macko .  Mr. and Mrs. John Martin .  Ms. Kathleen Massimini .  Mr. and Mrs. William McDowell .  Dr. Clifton McPherson, III  . Ms. Jeanne McPherson .  Mr. James Merrill  . Mr. and Mrs. Keith Miller .  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Millon .  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Motzkin .  Mr. and Mrs. John Moyer . Ms. Anne Mulholland .  Dr. Victoria Murphy .  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nathane, Jr.  . Mr. and Mrs. Rolando Negoita .  Janneke Seton Neilson .  Ms. Sarah Neilson .  Mr. W. Kent Olson  . Ms. Whitney Wing Oppersdorff  . Mr. Benoni Outerbridge  . Ms. Susan Parker .  Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Patrie .  Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Paul .  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pennington .  Ms. Frances Pollitt .  Mr. Charles Provonchee .  Ms. Sheila Sonne Pulling .  Ms. Cathy Ramsdell .  .  Mr. and Mrs. L. Keith Reed Mr. and Mrs. John Repp .  Ms. Andrea Rhodes .  Ms. Sydney Roberts Rockefeller .  Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rogers .  Mr. W. David Rosenmiller .  Alan Rosenquist .  Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rosenthal .  Dr. Stephen Ross .  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rothstein .  Mr. Michael Rubin .  Mr. Robert Rubin .  Ms. Jodi Sargent .  Ms. Ellen Seh .  Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Sellers .  Ms. Rolanda Seymour-Sarkis .  Mr. and Mrs. James Shea .  Mr. Richard Simis .  Ms. Amy Sims .  Ms. Harriet Soares .  Sid and Katie Sowder .  Ms. Marie St. John .  Mr. Peter Stevick .  Ms. Dorie Stolley .  Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Strickland .  Mr. Don Taylor .  Mr. Craig TenBroeck .  Dr. and Mrs. T. Michael Toole .  Ms. Elena Tuhy-Walters .  Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Tynan .  Mr. David Van Houten .  Mrs. Wellington Vandeveer .  Mr. Martin Wallen .  Mr. Benjamin Walters .  Mrs. Constance Weeks .  Mr. Donald Weitzman .  Ms. Mary E. Welch .  Ms. Jane Whitney .   Williams Family Foundation .  Ms. Betsy Wisch .  Ms. Carol Woolman .  Mrs. George Young . Mrs. George Young.

Your name not here? This is the $100 list. If you gave more – thank you so much!  If you gave less – thank you so much, every gift counts! If you haven’t given – there’s still time in this fiscal year: http://www.coa.edu/support.

Quote of the Day

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.  ~Alvin Toffler

Quote of the Day

It’s surprising how much you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.  – credited to Lincoln, Truman, and Reagan


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