High-profile marketing executive notes that Maine’s community-based organizations – who serve our neighbors – need help, too.
Meredith Strang Burgess
Meredith Strang Burgess is a Camden native, University of Maine graduate and Cumberland resident for over 40 years. Owner of Burgess Advertising & Marketing in Falmouth for 35 years, she served three terms in the Maine State Legislature, and is a 22-year breast cancer survivor. Mom to three grown sons, grandmother to two grandsons, who all live in Maine. Strang Burgess has been involved in many Maine-based fundraising projects, including the Ronald McDonald Houses in Bangor and Portland, and redeveloped the Maine Cancer Foundation to be one of the strongest Maine-based non-profits that keeps 100% of its funding in Maine and holds the annual Maine Tri for a Cure, the largest single-day fundraiser in the state. She has directly and indirectly raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that stayed in Maine, including the pink ribbon license plate program started in 2008, which has generated over $2.6 million to fight cancer.