$200,000 gift supports capital improvements for Southern Maine Community College’s Midcoast campus
BRUNSWICK, ME –Bangor Savings Bank has announced a $200,000 gift to The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges to fund capital improvements at Southern Maine Community College’s (SMCC) Midcoast campus in Brunswick. The gift was announced at the recent opening of the Bank’s new Brunswick branch and will support increased access to higher education and workforce training for residents in the Brunswick region.
In recognition of Bangor Savings Bank’s support, the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees has approved the naming of the Bangor Savings Bank Library on the Midcoast campus.
“This very generous gift from Bangor Savings Bank will enable Southern Maine Community College to continue to grow at the Midcoast campus in Brunswick,” said Derek Langhauser, President of the Maine Community College System. “Through this investment in high quality, affordable, and accessible college education, Bangor Savings Bank is demonstrating its commitment to Maine businesses and to Maine people.”
SMCC opened its Midcoast campus in 2011 with 79 students. Today over 600 students are enrolled in degree-granting programs. This fall, capacity in the residence halls will grow to 90 from the 37 students living on campus last fall.
Founded in 1852, Bangor Savings Bank is in its 164th year of service to the people of Maine. The new branch in Brunswick is its 54th in the state. Each year the Bank and its Foundation invest more than $1 million in the communities they serve in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants, and partnership initiatives. More information about the bank and its charitable giving is available at www.bangor.com.
The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges is dedicated to ensuring that Maine’s seven community colleges have the resources they need to provide a high quality, affordable, and accessible college education for Maine people. More information about the Foundation is available at: www.maineccfoundation.org. Information about the Maine Community College System is available at www.mccs.me.edu.