Partners in building community

Island Institute works with local businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations to help address some of the complex challenges facing the Maine coast. Whether it’s through event or programmatic support, our sponsors contribute more than money. Their ideas, contributions, and dedication to Maine’s islands and coast are building stronger, more resilient communities today and in the months and years ahead.


Thank you to our current sponsors!

Eaton Peabody

Formed in 1939, Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with more than 50 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland.


Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand.

Page Gallery

Page Gallery is an art gallery in Camden, Maine owned by artist Colin Page. The gallery exhibits a wide variety of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by leading contemporary artists.



Interested in becoming an Island Institute sponsor?
We’d love to talk to you!

We offer a variety of sponsor levels, benefits, and ways to get involved.
Hear about some of our current opportunities below, and download our Sponsorship Packet for further details.

Contact Sue Bernier for more information.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Island Institute sponsors provide valuable support for Maine’s working waterfront businesses, artists and makers, and coastal communities through our annual events, conferences, trainings, and programmatic initiatives. Sponsor benefits include event advertising, promotion, networking, and recognition in our cornerstone publications, and offer businesses the opportunity to reach constituents up and down the coast of Maine.

View some of our upcoming sponsorship opportunities below. For more information on sponsor levels and benefits, click here.


Artists and Makers EVENTS
April 2022

Since 2013, the Artists & Makers Conference and other creative economy events have brought together artists and makers from across Maine to hear from industry leaders and gain practical experience on everything from small business tools to how-tos for social media and marketing. With hands-on workshops, inspirational sessions, and networking opportunities, these artist-focused events strive to connect professionals and peers and support business owners at every stage—from those just starting out to those looking to grow their businesses.

ILEAD Leadership Training
October 2022

Island Leadership Exploration and Development (ILEAD) is a series of workshops designed to address the different and specific leadership needs that exist in municipal governments, nonprofit organizations, and school systems throughout Maine’s island and coastal communities. Through targeted weeklong trainings, ILEAD helps to increase the skills and confidence of current leaders, increase the number of willing leaders within communities, and provide a peer network for information and resource sharing.

Climate of Change Conference
September 2022

Island Institute’s first annual Climate of Change Conference will take place September 16, 2022 and will convene policymakers, community leaders, and those willing to work toward climate solutions for our state. Our goal is to help the “climate curious” become engaged and take action based on information and resources from climate experts. We will share stories from the frontlines of where policy meets community and implementation. Small breakout sessions will also give business owners and community leaders the opportunity to share successes and challenges with each other and with local, state, and federal decision-makers.

Workforce Pathways Conference
October 2022

Building off the 30+ year history of the Island Teachers Conference, the Workforce Pathways Conference is a two-day event that connects island and coastal educators and industry leaders to help guide Maine students and adults toward promising workforce pathways. With a sharp focus on helping to support clear education and career pathways for local residents and improve community resilience in the face of change, the conference centers around three key sectors: the digital economy, the creative economy, and climate resilience trades.

Join us in building a more resilient Maine coast!

Sue Bernier
Chief Philanthropy Officer


Together we're supporting and sustaining Maine's island and coastal communities