Ruef-Lindquist to address Maine Women's Network

Dec 13, 2012
Sarah Ruef-Lindquist is the guest speaker at the January Maine Women's Network meeting.

Rockport — On Wednesday, Jan. 2, The Maine Women’s Network will host guest Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, chief executive officer of the Maine Women’s Fund.

She will talk about how her work as a lawyer, philanthropic advisor, trust administrator, board member and community volunteer has helped her build a powerful network across Maine and New Hampshire. She draws on this network regularly to do her work as the CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, a volunteer in Rotary and as a board member of various nonprofit organizations.

Ruef-Lindquist joined the Maine Women’s Fund in April 2012. As CEO, she works with the board and staff to develop long-term strategies to increase the fund’s philanthropic assets and grow the fund’s impact and influence throughout Maine.

Ruef-Lindquist has extensive experience in fundraising, grant making and building organizations’ fiscal efficiency. Most recently, she served as the senior gift planning consultant at Planning for Good, a Midcoast-based consulting practice she founded in 2008, and ran a solo law practice focused on estate and trust planning. She also practiced law before becoming vice president for Southern Maine at the Maine Community Foundation, where she established relationships and worked with donors, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations throughout the state. For more than five years, Ruef-Lindquist served as vice president and senior administrative trust officer at Union Trust Company in Ellsworth and Camden. She lives in Camden with her husband Peter.

Midcoast member Jill Lang of Allen Insurance and Financial sponsors this meeting.

Meetings take place at The Haven on Route 90 in Rockport from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is, Networking: Reaching Out with a full season of speakers and activities focused on making personal, professional, and community connections.

Guests and non-members are always welcome. Online pre-registration for members, guests and non-members is required by Friday, Dec. 28. Register online at by clicking on the “Event Registration” link.

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