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Past Recipients of the Pendleton Awards

Pendleton Award Honorees

Since 2003, the annual Pendleton Award has honored champions of community charitable giving in Maine for their commitment and generosity. Named for the late Irene and Carlton Pendleton, the award is presented at the annual meeting of the Sweetser Board of Directors and Corporators. Accompanying the award is a gift of $1,000 to the recipient's charity of choice.

2013

Belfast Police Department

2012

SMMC Emergency Room Department, Psychiatric Staff

2011

Saco Food Pantry

2010

Ira and Judy Rosenberg
Donation: Sweetser

2009

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Tedford Housing
Donation: Tedford Housing, Brunswick

Pendleton Award for Community Service
Donald and Nancy Morse
Donation: Sweetser

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Biddeford School Department
Donation: Sweetser, Experiential Learning Program

2008  

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Dr. Philip Thompson
Donation: Sudanese Community agency

Pendleton Award for Community Service
Mr. Robert Tkacik
Donation: Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Ms. Shirley Tawne
Donation: Sweetser School in Belfast

2007

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Sheriff Mark Dion
Donation: Preble Street Resource Center

Pendleton Award for Community Service
Davis Family Foundation
Donation: Local communities

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Lewiston School Department
Donation: Lewiston Special Education Department

2006

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Representative Hannah Pingree
Donation: North Haven Sustainable Housing

Pendleton Award for Community Service
Judge Joseph Field
Donation: Day One

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Donation: Sweetser

2005

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Congressman Thomas H. Allen
Donation: Maine Fisherman’s Forum scholarship Fund

Pendleton Award for Community Service
J. Harrison and Barbara Holman
Donation: Xavier College

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Conner M. Moore, MD
Donation: Women and Infant Services program at Southern Maine Medical Center

2004

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Senator Olympia J. Snowe
Donation: Maine Fisherman's Forum Scholarship Fund

Pendleton Award for Community Service
Sylvia D. Searle
Donation: Sweetser barn rebuilding

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Old Orchard Beach School Department
Donation: Old Orchard Beach School Department

2003

Pendleton Award for Public Policy
Senator Arthur Mayo
Donation: Families First, Brunswick

Pendleton Award for Community Service
Katharine P. Meeker
Donation: Sweetser

Pendleton Award for Community Partner
Saco Police Department
Donation: Saco Jump Start Program

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