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MORE THAN EVER

Date: October 4, 2019, 6:00 PM
Location: Aura, 121 Center Street, Portland, ME

Join Planned Parenthood of Northern New England for an evening of inspiration, empowerment, and unity as we celebrate our signature fundraising event in Portland, Maine! Enjoy a night of Moth-style storytelling, hearty hors d’oeuvres, delicious desserts, exciting activities AND hear from PPNNE President & CEO Meagan Gallagher, who will inspire with tales from the front lines.

In the face of relentless attacks on reproductive and sexual health care nationwide, PPNNE recognizes that now, more than ever, we must come together to persist, march, vote, and care! We look forward to seeing you there.

Buy your tickets, which are on a sliding scale — just like health care services at PPNNE! 

Become A Sponsor

Want to become a Sponsor? Please email [email protected] or call her at 1-844-245-9388. 

Storytelling Information 

At this event, we will be highlighting stories told in the Moth-style from our community based on the theme “More Than Ever.” (Moth Radio Hour is one of NPR’s most popular programs and features individuals telling personal stories.)

We are inviting community members like you  –  with a connection to sexual or reproductive health care, education, or advocacy –  to submit your personal story for consideration. Selected stories will be told live at our event!

Susanne Schmidt, Moth Producer and the Director of Say it Forward Productions, will assist us in the story selection process and will then work with storytellers to edit, practice, and prepare for the event. 

Story submission FAQ
How to submit your story

Elton John Raffle at More Than Ever Event

Enter to win 2 tickets to Elton John's sold out Boston show, plus hotel accommodations! The winner will be drawn at our More than Ever event, though you don't need to be present to win. Must be a Maine resident to participate. Click here to learn more and to purchase your raffle ticket. 

More Than Ever is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors!

Visionary

Bonnie Porta & Bob Monks │ Margot & Roger Milliken

Champion

Coffee by Design
Mary Allen Lindemann
Dr. Antoinette Mercadante
In Honor of Gertrude Mertens                           

Maine Magazine
VIA

Advocate

Anonymous, in honor of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights GRR! │ The Reverend Anne Fowler │ In Honor of Betta Ehrenfeld, by her daughters Elizabeth, Martha, & Emily │ Karen Harris & Rob Gips │ Jackie Potter & Bill Black │ Springer's Jewelers

Supporter

AURA │ Lucy Flight, Nina Flight & Scout Hartz │ Jennifer Goodspeed, Co-Chair │Melissa Hue, Co-Chair │ Diana & Adam Lee │ Paul Popenoe, Jr. │ Peter & Deirdre Quesada │Erica Schair-Cardona & Ivan Cardona │ Joseph & Barbara Schenkel │ Spinnaker Trust │ Karen & Nils Tcheyan

Defender

Joan & Dan Amory │ Karin Anderson │ Arcadia National Bar │ Missy & Michael Asen │ Julia & Jim Brady │Broadturn Farm │ Nano Chatfield & John Higgins │ Diversified Communications │Heidi & David Fitz │ Daryl Fort │ Nancy Grant & Mike Boyson │ Maribeth Hourihan, M.D. │ Eleanor Kinney │ Beth & Dan Kleban │ Jennifer Melville & Alex Abbott │ Mary Lou Michael │ Randall Rives Perkins │ Polychrome Collective │ Lisa Rideout & Michael Foley │ Betsy Saltonstall │Jenny Scheu & John Ryan │ Lynn & Jim Shaffer │Taproot Magazine │Linzee Weld & Peter Milliken│ Carol Wishcamper

Friend

Pious Ali │Blanche Belliveau & David Lyall │ Big Tree Hospitality │ Mary Bonauto & Jennifer Wriggins │ Anne Carney & David Wennberg │ Issac Chemmanam, M.D. & Michael O'Brien │ Nicola & Ben Chin │ Community Health Options │Deb Cook & Tony Holt │ JD'A Consulting, Inc. │ Deqa Dhalac │ Jill Duson │ Marvin Ellison │ Willy Ritch-Smith and Sarah Flink │ Terry and Jacob Gerritsen │ Ellen Grant & Kevin Carley │ Layne Gregory & Daniel Oppenheim │ Lynn & Tom Hallett │ Stella & Guy Hernandez │ Sarah & Sophie Halpin │ Jaleh Hojjati & Reza Jalali │ Carol Kelly │ Bree LaCasse and Chris Moore │ Marcia & Daniel Minter │ Alain Nahimana │ Patricia Peard & Alice Brock │ Aaron and Kelley Pratt │ Sharon Rosen & John Newton │ Susan Schraft & Rick Berne │ Melinda Sheehee │ Heather Shields │ Rachel Talbot Ross │ Pete Thaxter and Dr. Mary McCann │ Jenna Vendil │Carol Warren │ Erin & Bryce Wolf │ Anne Zill

Small Biz & Non-profit

ACLU of Maine │ Andrea’s Bridal │ Bayside Bowl │ Cross Cultural Consulting Group, LLC │ EqualityMaine │ Lee International │ LegitalyTours.com │ Longfellow Books │ Maine Family Planning │ Nomads │ Ocean & D │ Pinecone & Chickadee │Portland Flea-for-All │ The Portland Yoga Project │ South Street Linen │ Tandem Coffee + Bakery │ Town Landing Market