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The University of Maine Foundation

Steven Barter, Rachel Hasty, Bouranee Kim
Among the Camp Susan Curtis counselors and former campers are Steven Barter, a 2007 UMaine graduate; Rachel Hasty, a sophomore education major; and Bouranee Kim, a first-year business major. The first Camp Susan Curtis Scholarship will be awarded in 2008.  Susan Curtis, the daughter of former Gov. Kenneth Curtis and Pauline Curtis, died from cystic fibrosis at the age of 11. The Susan L. Curtis Foundationís mission is to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of economically disadvantaged Maine children.

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In Susan's memory

The Hewnoaks Volk Center on Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine, bequeathed to the University of Maine Foundation by Jesse Volk for the benefit of the University of Maine, has entered a partnership with Camp Susan Curtis to operate an art education center. The center will provide educational programs in a summer camp format for disadvantaged Maine teenagers using various forms of art, history and the influence of Maine landscape on the artist. Camp Susan Curtis, nearby on Trout Lake in Maine's White Mountains, provides programming and activities tuition free to disadvantaged and at-risk Maine youth.

Since 1974, more than 12,000 Maine children have attended Camp Susan Curtis.

In 2007, the University of Maine Foundation established the Camp Susan Curtis Scholarship Fund as a result of the bequest from the Volk Family estate. Income from the fund will be used to provide scholarship assistance to UMaine undergraduate students who attended Camp Susan Curtis as youngsters.







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