LifeFlight is a non-profit organization that depends on the support of private donations to ensure the service is available for everyone in Maine. This support can come in all shapes and sizes, from community fundraising events to individual gifts. It is all critical to the mission of saving lives.
Read on to see how people across the state are finding ways to support LifeFlight.
Ann and David Montgomery
“Each year LifeFlight saves hundreds of people’s lives—this is just incredible,” says Ann Montgomery of Camden. “I am struck by how often I encounter people who have experienced a major lifesaving incident.”
Ann and her husband, David, wanted to support the organization in a significant way, so they made LifeFlight part of their estate through a charitable remainder trust. This estate planning tool allows people to support a number of charities.
“As I became more involved with LifeFlight, I discovered that those working for the organization, from the flight crews to the board members, are extremely dedicated, capable and knowledgeable,” continues Ann. “LifeFlight has established a thorough and professional transport team to serve Maine’s most critical patients. David and I are honored to support it.”
The LifeFlight Foundation has a comprehensive planned giving program
so our friends and supporters can leave gifts through their wills, charitable remainder trusts and other mechanisms. To learn more about planned giving options, contact
Development Director Amy Root at email@example.com
A few years ago, members of the Lamberson family of Yarmouth were in a plane crash that left 5-year-old Lauren seriously injured. Thanks to the quick actions of first responders and a speedy LifeFlight transport to Maine Medical Center, Lauren fully recovered from her injuries.
When she turned six shortly after the accident, Lauren decided to ask for donations instead of gifts at her birthday party. The Lambersons collected more than $300, which Lauren and her little brother, Kyle, proudly delivered to the crew.
Collecting donations for LifeFlight has become an annual tradition at Lauren’s birthday party, followed by a trip to see the crew and present the gift.
Camden National Bank
LifeFlight recently received a second grant from Camden National Bank to help fund a series of intensive, one-day, hands-on training conferences. The training, called Pediatric Patients on the Edge, focuses on how to recognize, assess and treat critically ill and injured infants and children.
“A guiding principle at Camden National Bank is the belief that our vitality as a commercial bank depends on the well-being of the towns where we live and work,” explains Camden National Bank CEO Greg Dufour. “Supporting high quality training for local emergency medical providers through this unique simulator program is an effective way to make a favorable impact on the communities we serve.”
The grant from Camden National will help bring advanced critical care education to underserved areas of Maine. LifeFlight crew members will team with pediatric specialists to offer training using state-of-the-art patient simulation technology