December 18, 2017
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Maine Community Foundation appoints board chairman, vice chairman

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PORTLAND and ELLSWORTH, Maine — George Shaw of Newcastle and Dighton Spooner of Cumberland Foreside have been appointed chairman and vice chairman of the Maine Community Foundation Board of Directors.

Shaw was an attorney at Hemenway & Barnes in Boston from 1968 to 2000, specializing in estate and charitable planning and trust administration. He serves on the board of the Island Institute and was on the Maine board of the Conservation Law Foundation and chaired the board of the Berkshire Choral Festival. Shaw graduated from Trinity College (Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Law School, and served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps.

Spooner is associate director of Career Planning at Bowdoin College. Prior to Bowdoin, he was project director for “Craft in America,” a multimedia project that included a PBS TV series. He began in television production and broadcasting at Boston’s WGBH-TV and worked at CBS Television Network in Los Angeles and at Granada Television and ECM Productions, Ltd., in London. Spooner holds a B.S. from Northeastern University.

Shaw replaces Eileen Epstein, an attorney with Epstein & O’Donovan in Portland, who will remain on the community foundation’s board of directors.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more, visit or call 1-877-700-6800.