Ismaël Thadal of Winslow and Aaminah Aleem of Augusta are the newest members of the Maine Community Foundation’s Kennebec County Grantmaking Committee.

MaineCF’s county committees are made up of community members who live or work in the county and serve as local ambassadors for the foundation, sharing their knowledge and providing on-the-ground local leadership for the foundation, according to a news release from Taylor Mace with the foundation.

Thadal is a public health analyst and special projects coordinator for the state, Haiti Health Network member and Portland Gear Hub volunteer. Aleem is an administrative coordinator for student life at the University of Maine at Augusta and serves on the board of Capital Area New Mainers Project.

Other committee members include Nate Cotnoir of Sidney, Mary Denison of Kents Hill, Elizabeth Jabar of Waterville, Thara Kumarage and Tobias Parkhurst, both of Augusta, Angela Parker of Benton, and Darcy Whittemore of Readfield.

The volunteer county advisors review grant proposals for MaineCF’s Community Building Grant Program and recommend grant awards from the Kennebec County Fund.

Community Building supports a broad range of projects and organizations across the state, including arts, education, environment, economic development and human services. The Kennebec County Fund has this year awarded eight grants totaling $68,470.


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