Sara Gideon Donates $10k to LearningWorks
Former Speaker of the House and candidate for US Senate, Sara Gideon announced $757,000 in donations of leftover campaign funds to 21 Maine nonprofits, a total of $1.1 million since the end of her U.S. Senate campaign.
Sara said, “During my time as Speaker and on my Senate campaign, I had the opportunity to see the challenges Mainers are facing, alongside the direct community support work taking place to address those hardships,” said Gideon. “These organizations are making a tremendous impact in every corner of our state and I’m proud to be able to support them. My belief in our collective responsibility to improve the lives of others is what has always guided me and what always will.”
Learning Works received a donation of $10,000 to support LearningWorks YouthBuild.
The other organizations serve a geographically diverse population of Mainers and are reflective of the policy work and issue areas Gideon prioritized during her legislative service.