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November 24, 2020

Partners Bank Commits $25,000 to Center for Wildlife

Partners Bank's Karyn Morin and Blaine Boudreau present a $25,000 check to members of the Center for Wildlife.

Partners Bank recently committed $25,000 to the Center for Wildlife’s capital campaign involving their new location. Pictured in the check presentation left to right are Partners Bank SVP-Branch Administrator, Karyn Morin; Bank President & CEO, Blaine Boudreau; Center for Wildlife resident Barrd Owl, Fern; Center Executive Director, Kristen Lamb; and Center Community Engagement Specialist, Sarah Kern.

CAPE NEDDICK, Maine—Partners Bank is excited to announce it has made a five year pledge to  donate $5,000 per year for a total of $25,000 to the Center for Wildlife’s capital campaign, with naming rights to the Children’s Play Area at the Center.

This is all part of a $5.5 million effort by the Center and its new building to expand upon its services including additional facility space to help meet the service needs of conservation medicine and environmental education, as well as a more than 1,200 square-foot education auditorium, nature trails with boardwalks an outdoor pavilion, intern housing, and so much more.

The Center for Wildlife is all privately funded and does not receive financial help from the federal or state government. As of the beginning of September, the Center was just $300,000 away from their latest goal.

Partners Bank’s SVP, Branch Administrator, Karyn Scharf Morin has had a first-hand look at the rewarding experiences the Center provides, having served on its board for 10 years.

“I’m so pleased that we will be supporting the Center for Wildlife by sponsoring the Children’s Play Area at their new facility. It will be part of the outdoor space that the public can visit to see the animal ambassadors, visit interactive kiosks, and walk wilderness trails with vernal pools,” she said. “It’s so important, especially for kids, to have the opportunity to get close to our local wildlife because it helps to build respect for our wild neighbors and understand the impact we all have on our environment.”

Since its inception more than 33 years ago, the Center has treated over 50,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, while also presenting programming to thousands of community members each year. Its vision is to, “instill a sense of understanding, responsibility, and compassion for our natural world, leading to a society connected to nature and empowered to take action.”

To learn more about what the Center for Wildlife does or how to get involved, visit thecenterforwildlife.org. If you’d like to donate to the capital campaign, be sure to click on the ‘Capital Campaign’ tab.