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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.

2014

WCSH-6

2013

Belfast Police Department

2012

SMMC Emergency Department, Psychiatric Staff

2011

Saco Food Pantry

2010

Ira and Judy A. Rosenberg
Donation: Sweetser

2009

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

Award for Community Service
Donald M. and Nancy Morse
Donation: Sweetser

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

2008  

Award for Community Partner
Shirley Tawney
Donation: The School at Sweetser in Belfast

Award for Community Service
Robert M. Tkacik, Jr.
Donation: Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation

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

2007

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

Award for Community Service
Davis Family Foundation
Donation: Local communities

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

2006

Award for Community Partner
Saco & Biddeford Savings
Donation: Sweetser

Award for Community Service
Judge Joseph Field
Donation: Day One, South Portland

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

2005

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

Award for Community Service
J. Harrison & Barbra G. Holman
Donation: Xavier College

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

2004

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

Award for Community Service
Sylvia D. Searle
Donation: Sweetser, Barn Rebuilding Fund

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

2003

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

Award for Community Service
Katharine P. Meeker
Donation: Sweetser

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

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