HOLDEN — The Masonic Charitable Foundation of the Grand Lodge of Maine has announced that Amanda Larson has joined the organization as executive director.

Larson comes to the foundation after a long career in development and communications. She served as an advisor to organizations in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., before relocating to southern Maine.

For over 20 years Larson has advised both start-up and established businesses, taught workshops, designed curricula and created successful marketing plans, fundraising campaigns and events for clients nationwide.

As executive director, Larson will be responsible for managing a number of initiatives, including charitable fundraising and the introduction and expansion of the Model Student Assistance Program throughout the state. A large part of her job will also be helping lodges statewide with charitable efforts in their communities.

“I am thrilled to join the foundation team,” she said. “Masons are deeply committed to community service, and it is a true privilege to work with the Brotherhood to benefit as many people as possible across the great state of Maine.”

Larson holds a BA in liberal studies from Vermont College in Montpelier and an
honors MA in theology and religious history from the General Theological Seminary (Episcopal) in New York City.

Career highlights include creating the original Larson Institute (1990 to 2000) and working with the team at Georgetown University and keybridge.net,  establishing one of the early small business retail and information sites on the web.

As a consultant, she has worked with a number of organizations, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, NHS Human Services, Greater Portland Landmarks, Washington National Cathedral and the National
Foundation for Women Business Owners.

Amanda Larson

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