PORTLAND, Maine (November 21, 2017) — Like many nonprofits this time of year, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute is focused on their year-end annual fundraising campaign. This year, the effort is receiving a boost from an anonymous donor, who has generously pledged to match all new and increased gifts up to $100,000.
“We wouldn’t be here without the generosity of people who truly care about the Gulf of Maine — both as an ecological marvel and an economic resource,” said Blaine Grimes, Chief Development Officer. “We’re so excited to see their support amplified with this matching initiative.”
The match means all new and increased gifts between now and 11/30 will have double the impact on GMRI’s programs and initiatives in 2018 that support the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the many people who depend on it. In the New Year, GMRI will be focusing on initiatives to accelerate the growth of a diverse seafood economy and aid marine communities in adapting to climate change. Additionally, they’ll serve thousands of 5th and 6th graders from all corners of Maine who take on the role of scientists and conduct their own hands-on research as part of the LabVenture! program.
As part of this fundraising effort, GMRI will be hosting their second annual Sunrise Swim event on November 28. This gathering is free and open to the public as part of Giving Tuesday, a national day of celebration and support for nonprofit organizations. More details and registration instructions are available online: https://www.gmri.org/events/calendar/sunrise-swim-celebrating-giving-tuesday.
About the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI):
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Located in Portland, ME, GMRI is dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. For more information, visit www.gmri.org