Camden National Bank will award a total of $20,000 to four Maine-based nonprofits through its 2018 Leaders & Luminaries Awards. The program recognizes nonprofit board members who dedicate themselves to making their organizations stronger through strategic leadership. Since 2011, Camden National Bank has awarded $107,000 to Maine nonprofits on behalf of 31 board leaders.

“The Leaders & Luminaries Awards are a unique way we express our gratitude for the impact of the nonprofit sector on economic and community development here in Maine,” says Greg Dufour, president and CEO of Camden National Bank.

Camden National Bank is seeking nominations for 501(c)(3) nonprofit board leaders who demonstrate “passion, innovation and resourcefulness in their board governance to create organizational growth, a successful transition or financial stability.” An independent selection committee, including the executive director of Maine Association of Nonprofits, two executives of Camden National Bank, and two other Maine leaders who are active in Maine’s nonprofit community, will review all nominations. The four winners and their organizations will be recognized at the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ Executive Leadership Forum on October 31. For more details, eligibility requirements and the nomination form, visit