Bank donates $100,000 to Jackson Lab leadership fund

BAR HARBOR — On Feb. 14, representatives from the Bangor Savings Bank visited the Jackson Laboratory’s Bar Harbor campus to present a gift of $100,000 toward the Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., Leadership Excellence Fund.

The Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., Leadership Excellence Fund was established in August of 2018 in honor of former Jackson Laboratory executive vice president and chief operating officer Charles (Chuck) Hewett, Ph.D.

The fund empowers the next generation of Jackson Lab leaders and will fund educational opportunities, professional development, mentorship programs and health and wellness initiatives.

To date, $928,085 has been raised for the fund, with just $71,915 left to meet the laboratory’s $1 million goal.

“We are proud to support Chuck Hewett’s legacy at The Jackson Laboratory,” said Bob Montgomery-Rice, president and CEO of Bangor Savings Bank. “He has played an important role in both of our organizations, helping to shape our vision and values.

“This gift highlights our shared belief that workforce development is critical to the state’s success; and we are thrilled to support Chuck, his vision and his deep-rooted commitment to the people of Maine.”

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