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Tuesday
Jun282011

Maine AIDS Alliance Announces Andy Bossie's Departure

It is with both pride and regret that the Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) announces the departure of Andrew 'Andy' Bossie, the organization’s Executive Director since 2007.  His last day with MAA will be Friday, July 1, and later in the month Andy will take the helm of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections as their first Executive Director.

Over the past four years, MAA has been tremendously successful at protecting scarce federal and state dollars for HIV/AIDS prevention and care services. Under Andy’s leadership, the organization added fundraising to its portfolio of activities by taking on planning of the Maine AIDS Walk and introducing LIFE, a weekend of events in collaboration with Southern Maine Pride. The work Andy has done has dramatically increased the visibility of HIV/AIDS in Maine at a time when the spotlight has fallen off the disease, and raised thousands of dollars for AIDS services.

After July 1, our board of directors will oversee the day-to-day operations of MAA. Moving forward, we will focus our energy on raising critical funding for a landmark two-year study to evaluate HIV/AIDS services in Maine and developing a comprehensive plan for handling the disease in the future. We believe strongly that funding the study will be an enduring legacy for MAA, an organization that has spend the past 23 years spearheading HIV advocacy, technical support, and grant making for people in Maine affected by HIV/AIDS.

Andrew Bossie has been the catalyst behind many of MAA’s most important accomplishments, and we are grateful for his passionate leadership in such challenging times.  While we are sorry to see Andy leave MAA, we are certain we’ll be hearing much more from him in the future as he continues to dedicate his significant gifts to improving life for all of us here in Maine.

We thank you for all of your support of Maine AIDS Alliance as we transition into the next chapter of HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention, and care in Maine.


Friday
May132011

LIFE 2011 Details Announced; Buy Tix and Host Passes NOW!

Pride is just weeks away and we at the Maine AIDS Alliance are busy planning our third annual Maine LIFE events! Our website has gone live and this year promises to be our biggest and best yet. We hope that you will join us as a host this year as we “fast forward to a future without AIDS.” Host Committee packages start at $100 for an important cause and a great time.

 
 The success of our events remains in the hands of our generous sponsors and individuals just like you. This year’s LIFE proceeds will support MAA’s critical advocacy work, but also fund a comprehensive state-wide study of HIV services in Maine and a craft a plan that will help us move towards ending AIDS in our state.  Click here to secure your spot today: http://mainelifeevents.eventbrite.com/

Maine LIFE Events
 June 17 and 18, 2011
 Portland & Ogunquit

 
 With your help we can move toward a future where there are zero new HIV infections and where everyone can lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. Please join our host committee today for a fabulous weekend of fun for a good cause.


Monday
Apr122010

Maine AIDS Alliance to Receive EQME Cameron Duncan Award

 

On Saturday, March 27 the Maine AIDS Alliance will be honored at the annual EqualityMaine Award Dinner with the Cameron Duncan Award. The award is given to recognize extraordinary accomplishment, commitment and service within the Maine HIV/AIDS community. “For over a quarter of a century, Mainers have worked to win full equality for all LGBT people and their families. This year’s award recipients are living, breathing examples of what it means to do this work for the long haul,” said Betsy Smith, EqualityMaine Foundation’s Executive Director. “It is through the tireless work of organizations and activists like these by which we will achieve our vision of full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people and in all areas of the law.”

For more information, go to http://www.equalitymaine.org.