Goldsmith and Soucy Lead Bricks of Opportunity Campaign
October 13, 2021
Thanks to Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence campaign cabinet members Tami Goldsmith and Erin Soucy, friends of Maine Behavioral Healthcare have an enduring way to express their generosity
Portland, Maine – In June 2021, Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence campaign cabinet members Tami Goldsmith and Erin Soucy hosted a hard-hat tour event at the construction site that led to more than $100,000 in new major gift commitments in support of the new facility that provides comprehensive care and services to individuals with autism and developmental disorders across the lifespan.
They were just getting started.
Seeking a way to further inspire generosity and provide naming opportunities for an expanded range of donors, the pair conceived the sale of bricks engraved with donor names and sentiments for $250 or $500. The first phase of the Bricks of Opportunity campaign, which ended in June, yielded the sale of 72 bricks that are now integrated into the outdoor walkway leading to the main entrance of the Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence for Autism and Developmental Disorders. The second phase of the campaign, which ended in early October, resulted in the sale of an additional 37 bricks that will be installed in November.
In all, their Bricks of Opportunity campaign to date has yielded nearly $40,000 in contributions supporting the new 28,000-square-foot facility near Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook.
“Thanks to Tami and Erin’s creativity and commitment, friends of Maine Behavioral Healthcare have an enduring way to express their generosity, and the names of those who participated in the Bricks of Opportunity campaign are prominently visible to all who visit the Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence,” said Cornell Stinson, director of development at MBH. “Their leadership has been invaluable to the construction of this magnificent new facility and to the families who receive life-changing care and services there every day.”
For those interested in purchasing a brick in support of the Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence, a third phase of the campaign is in the works with the goal of having new engraved bricks installed in advance of a celebration event planned for spring 2022. To learn more about how you can participate, please visit the Bricks of Opportunity site.
About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Learn more at MaineBehavioralHealthcare.org
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,700 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With close to 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.