Dignity. Respect. Inclusion.

At The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, our mission is to promote safe, respectful and inclusive schools and communities.

Free Classroom Programs

We offer free disabilities awareness and sensitivity programs for southern and central Maine elementary school students. Our programs build sensitivity and understanding, reduce bullying, and help create more inclusive schools and communities. Click on the player button to the left to watch a short video.

Programs for Parents

Thanks to a grant from The Bingham Trust, we now offer free programs for parents/families in elementary schools in southern and central Maine. These interactive sessions can be hosted by the PTO/PTA or directly by the school.

Teacher Resources

Our free follow-up lesson plans and activities are available to teachers and guidance counselors at schools that have hosted our programs.

These resources reinforce key messages of sensitivity, respect and inclusion and allow students to further explore specific topics related to what they learned in our classroom sessions. We also offer book recommendations and discussion guides/activities to all schools and families.

Learn More

Frances Hollis Brain Foundation
Sam L. Cohen Foundation
Poses Foundation
Law Offices of Joe Bornstein
The Bingham Trust

Thank You to Our Supporters

We are grateful to the generous individuals, foundations and businesses that make our school and community programs possible.

Annual Dinner & Auction

2017 Dinner & Auction

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Marriott Sable Oaks
South Portland, Maine

5:30—9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person

2017 Momentum Honoree: Charlie Saffian

2017 Community Partner: Maine Marathon

Please visit our event page to buy tickets/pay online.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Media sponsor: WMTW Channel 8

Patrons: Joe and Debbie Bornstein & The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein;  Leslie B. OttenMEMIC; TD Bank

Supporters: Axis Business Solutions; Bill & Peggy Ryan in honor of Caitlin Williams; Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon; Jamie Kaplan & Suzanne Meeker; Keches Law Group; Law Offices of William J. Griset, Jr.; Public Consulting Group; Rubenstein Law; The Tracy Law Firm; WEX

Contributors: Bangor Savings Bank; Ben and Lisa Clark; Berman & Simmons; Binnie Media – Frank 107.5, 99.9 The Wolf & Rock 106.3; Boynton Waldron Doleac Woodman & Scott, P.A.; Broadreach Public Relations;  Canon Solutions American;  Clifford & Clifford; Glickman Family Foundation; GWI; Kaplan & Grant; Len & Barbara Gulino; Macpage LLC; Malone Commercial Brokers; Market Masters – Legal; Roach Hewitt Ruprecht Sanchez & Bischoff, P.C.; Scaccia, Bartlett & Chabot;  Spark Creative; Terry Garmey & Associates;  Unum; Verrill Dana

Friends:  Alexandra Ritchie; Austin Associates, P.A.; Bard Coffee; Bath Savings Institution; Bernstein Shur; Carlin & Shapiro, P.A.; Cashstar; Communication Technologies, Inc.; Dava Davin, Portside Real Estate Group; Gorham Savings Bank; Hannaford Supermarkets; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; HR Studio Group LLC; Kate McCrann & Bo Bigelow; Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman; Martin’s Point Health Care; Noyes Hall and Allen Insurance; Pierce Atwood; Pine State Beverage; PortMA; ReVision Energy; Roberta Lipsman & Eric Wright; Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques, P.A.

Are you or your company interested in sponsoring the event? Please let us know!
207-775-9955 or info@cromwellcenter.org

Sponsorship opportunities:
Prime Sponsor $10,000
Patron $5,000
Supporter $2,500
Contributor $1,500
Friend $500

Please click here for sponsorship details: sponsorship-packet-2017

– Cocktail reception & silent auction: 5:30—7:00
– Dinner & Award Program: 7:00—8:15
– Live Auction: 8:15 – 9:00

List of Past Honorees

Each year we recognize the contributions of individuals and local organizations with our Special Mission Award and Community Partner Award. We thank all of our past honorees for their efforts to build better communities and further the Cromwell Center’s mission.

  • 2016: Lynn Gierie/Robbie Foundation and WMTW Channel 8
  • 2015: Travis Roy and Unum
  • 2014: Dick & Rick Hoyt and TD Bank
  • 2013: Senator Susan Collins
  • 2012: Kim Block, WGME
  • 2011: Dwight Evans
  • 2010: William Ryan
  • 2009: Les Otten
  • 2008: Jerry Moses
  • 2007: Bill Lee

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