The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) accepts a $100,000 gift toward leadership development from the Bangor Savings Bank. L-R: Sheryl Edgecomb, Vice President and Ellsworth Branch Manager of the Bangor Savings Bank; James Donnelly, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of the Bangor Savings Bank; Edison T. Liu, M.D., JAX president, chief executive officer and professor; S. Catherine (Katy) Longley, J.D., JAX executive vice president and chief operating officer. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKSON LABORATORY

$100K gift honors Hewett

BAR HARBOR — On February 14, representatives from the Bangor Savings Bank visited the Jackson Laboratory’s (JAX) Bar Harbor campus to present their gift of $100,000 towards 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 Hewett, former Jackson Laboratory executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“The fund empowers the next generation of JAX leaders and will fund educational opportunities, professional development, mentorship programs, and health and wellness initiatives,” the Laboratory said in a press release. 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,” says 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.”

The Jackson Laboratory and The Bangor Savings Bank share many connections, including deep roots in Maine. The bank — the largest independent bank in the state — has been serving the people of Maine since 1852. Hewett has served on the Bank’s Board of Directors since 1999.

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