The Skowhegan Savings Foundation is pleased to announce its $1 million dollar Workforce Development Fund, a multi-year fund dedicated to addressing workforce development needs in the Maine communities that Skowhegan Savings Bank serves.  Learn more and read our press release >>

Preparing tomorrow'sworkforce today

Why we're focusing on workforce development.

Who we are

We are focused on developing a skilled workforce who is prepared to drive economic growth in the Maine communities that Skowhegan Savings Bank serves. Through partnering with businesses, non-profit organizations, local government leaders, and educational programs we are committed to equipping workers with good paying jobs that bring value to local businesses and our communities.  

Trade & Technical Training

With an aging workforce and high demand, Maine needs more men and women to enter a rewarding trade or technical career. 

Modern Education

Technological advancements have changed how we work. We must equip our workforce to be leaders in cutting-edge technical applications. 

“The Skowhegan Savings Foundation's generous gift to the Madison Welding Center will help us train hundreds of welders to come and meet a much needed demand from local businesses."

- David Dorr, Somerset Career & Technical Center Director 

Although we realize there are many worthy causes seeking funding, as a general rule, we cannot make contributions to the following:

  • Individuals or programs that benefit specific individuals (with the exception of approved scholarship programs)
  • Religious organizations
  • Labor organizations
  • Political candidates or campaigns
  • Endowment funds
  • For-profit businesses or organizations
  • Proof of 501 (c)(3) tax status should be provided


Eligible organizations may submit only one application for funding per calendar year.

Giving guidelines

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Recent Skowhegan Savings Foundation News

Skowhegan Savings has pledged $250,000 towards the Skowhegan Early Learning Center

The $4.5 million dollar project is scheduled to open in 2025. The early childhood wing will be directly connected to the new elementary school on Heselton Street and will use the philosophies of Educare Central Maine, in partnership with Kennebec Valley Community Action Program and MSAD54, in offering childcare and pre-kindergarten education for 160 students ages infant to 11 years old. This new facility will not only help lay the foundation for tomorrow’s workforce, but will also help provide childcare for parents looking to re-enter today’s workforce.

Board of Directors

We rely on the the knowledge, expertise, guidance and dedication of its board members to help make our communities a better place to live and work.


John Witherspoon


Retired CEO & President of Skowhegan Savings Bank

Vicki Alward


EVP Chief Risk Officer - Skowhegan Savings Bank

Andrew Fortin-Trimble


SVP Chief Marketing Officer - Skowhegan Savings Bank

Board Members

Flint Christie


Kyes Insurance

Mike Duguay

Executive Director

Thomas College - Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation 

Sam Hight

Dealer Principal

Hight Ford, Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC and LINE-X of Skowhegan

Carolann Oullette


Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation

Recent Recipient Organizations



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