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Doing Good in the Neighborhood

How Businesses Can Implement Simple Systems to Give Back to the Community

Tuesday, September 13th • 8:30AM - 10:00AM
The Public Works [52 Alder Street, Portland]

Join our panel of experts from Maine’s nonprofit and business community to discover how companies can implement simple systems to give back. Learn how corporate social responsibility can improve your brand perception and help you engage more with your clients and employees while making positive change and impact on your community.

There is no charge for the event, but please register via Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

Eileen Veroneau Brown, Director of Development, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
Donna Dwyer, Executive Director, My Place Teen Center
Laura Young, VP of Philanthropy, Maine Community Foundation
Moderated by Erin Oldham, Portside Real Estate Group
Holly Martzial, Marketing Director, Rosemont Market + Bakery

Eileen Veroneau Brown - Director of Development, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine

A lifelong Mainer, Eileen worked 15 years in the banking industry before transitioning to nonprofit work. Beginning in development part-time at Catherine McAuley High School in 1998, where she worked for 17 years, mostly as a director before moving to the Dempsey Center (formerly Cancer Community Center) as their Development Director. In 2018 she transferred to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine. Eileen is committed to helping the youth of Maine and is proud to be in her fourth year, matched with her Little Rhiannon, age 9. Eileen and her husband Jim reside in Portland where they raised their two sons, Daniel and Nicholas.

Donna Dwyer - Executive Director, My Place Teen Center

Donna Dwyer, lifelong Mainer, and CEO of My Place Teen Center has twenty years of executive leadership experience and cross-functional expertise in public speaking, board governance, short and long-term strategic initiatives, business development, business plan/grant writing, and event design, and project management. Her motto? Find a way. There is always a way. Donna has her Master's in Special Education, an MBA in Entrepreneurship, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership. Her passion is playing tennis, going to musicals with her son, Timothy, and walking Higgins Beach.

Laura Young - VP of Philanthropy, Maine Community Foundation

Laura Young is Vice President of Philanthropy at the Maine Community Foundation with a mission to bring people and resources together to build a better Maine. Laura oversees new business development, and communications/marketing, and assists donors to achieve their philanthropic goals. Previously she was Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Philanthropic Initiatives at Demont & Associates, a fundraising consulting firm for nonprofits throughout New England. Laura also worked in Washington, D.C. for Senator George Mitchell when he was Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. A graduate of Bates College, Laura has served on the boards of her alma mater, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine, Portland Rotary Club, and the Center for Grieving Children.

Holly Martzial, Marketing Director, Rosemont Market + Bakery

Holly Martzial is a strategic thinking, business driven marketing professional with a steely history of operations management. After years spent in restaurants and event planning, Holly cut her teeth and honed her skills in digital marketing while promoting the Greater Portland region with Visit Portland. After the birth of her son in 2018, Holly leapt headfirst into the world of entrepreneurialism and built a brand providing mindful, well-planned, and intentional marketing solutions to local businesses in wellness, hospitality, and real estate. In 2021, Holly made the choice to sell her business, Mindwell Marketing, after accepting her current role as Marketing Director for Rosemont Market & Bakery. When she’s not immersed in her marketing efforts, Holly enjoys spending time at her 1970’s A-frame in Carrabassett Valley with her husband and their 4-year old son, Max.


About 1% for Maine®:

1% for Maine® focuses on supporting the next generation of Mainers, Maine’s youth, helping to give them the greatest chance at creating a more wonderful world. Selling homes in the community affords us the privilege of giving back to the communities that we live and work in. On a quarterly basis the Portside Foundation and participating Portside agents give 1% of top line revenue to local nonprofits supporting systemic Maine problems. These issues include: education, generational poverty + affordable housing, substance abuse, limited access to medical care, and food insecurity. Learn more here.