Meg Baxter

Meg Baxter“If you think about our world as not just a mass of problems, but as a group of individual possibilities, think of what we can do.”
- Senator Edmund S. Muskie


Meg Baxter’s career truly exemplifies a commitment to the public good. She is a passionate advocate for the nonprofit sector and the people and communities served by it.

Meg Baxter’s nonprofit career has spanned four decades – with the majority of her work conducted in Maine.  She began her career with the United Way in Bedford, Massachusetts and in 1984 she joined the United Way of Greater Portland. Her long career in the United Way system culminated with her twenty year tenure as President of the United Way of Greater Portland where she initiated multiple collaborative programs including Maine Community AIDS Partnership, 2-1-1 Maine and Let’s GO!

In 2011, she was named President and CEO of the Mitchel Institute, Senator George J. Mitchell’s scholarship and research institute.  In that role, she oversees the distribution of four-year scholarships to a senior at every one of Maine’s 129 public high schools.  At any one time, there are over 500 Mitchell Scholars in post-secondary institutions. The Institute provides mentoring, fellowships and leadership development to its scholars and alumni.  

A true role model, Meg’s passion for serving the community is evident in her volunteer work as well. She has held numerous positions on Boards throughout the state. She is a self-described “board junkie”.

She is the proud mother of Patrick Carey and his wife Elise Pelletier and daughter Meghan and her husband Alex Grabau.  She lives in Cape Elizabeth with her 13 ½ year old yellow lab, Mac.  She is an avid cribbage player, Red Sox and New England Patriot fan, and crossword puzzle enthusiast!

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