UMC plans Grants & Dance party

Aug 10, 2018
Pictured from left, Megan Williams, UMC Executive Director, accepts sponsorship donation from Jennifer Chipman, branch manager of Bangor Savings Bank, Camden. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Rockport — For the first time, United Midcoast Charities will announce its 2018 grant recipients at a Grants & Dance event Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Tickets are on sale now.

United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine’s nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization. Through a yearly grant application and review process, UMC funds agencies that primarily benefit residents of Knox and Waldo counties. In 2017, the organization awarded grants totaling $500,000 to 57 local agencies.

The Grants & Dance grant-awarding party, supported by local branches of Bangor Savings Bank and Grasshopper Shop of Rockland — sponsorship is still available — will feature live dance music by The Right Track band, delicious appetizers from Café Miranda and a cash bar. Tickets are $20, available by calling 236-2299 or online at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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