UMCC receives bequest from estate of Waldo County woman

In early April, United Mid-Coast Charities received a $500,000 bequest from the estate of Marilyn Duane of Belfast. Carol Robbins, vice president of UMCC accepted the check at a meeting of the Belfast Rotary Club, which also received a $500,000 bequest.  Other bequests from estate were made to the University of Maine Hutchinson Center and the Boy Scouts of America.

"It warms my heart and brings tears to my eyes to accept this check on behalf of United Mid-Coast Charities," Robbins told the group at the Rotary meeting. "This $500,000 will be used to support 50+ charities who provide services to those in need of support in Knox & Waldo counties."

Read an article about this in the Bangor Daily News.

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Carol Robbins, left, with representatives from the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belfast Rotary Club and the Boy Scouts of America.
At center is Lee Woodward, attorney, representing the Duane estate.

UMCC agrees to resolve its civil suit against former charity president

CAMDEN, Maine (April 15, 2015) – United Mid-Coast Charities (UMCC) President, Stephen Crane, announced that UMCC had agreed to resolve its civil suit against Russell Brace. Brace was the former President of the Charity. Crane said that in connection with the civil settlement Brace admitted to breach of duty, fraud and conversion of money belonging to UMCC as a result his theft of hundreds of donation checks that were made payable to UMCC.

“Today, the Parties have filed with the Court a Stipulation for Consent to Judgment in which Russell Brace has agreed that the Court will enter Judgment for UMCC and against him on all counts and award damages in the amount of Four Million Six Hundred Forty-Six Thousand, Six Hundred Thirty-Six Dollars ($4,646,636),” said Crane.

“In order to partially satisfy the above Judgment Brace has agreed to sell real estate properties that he owns and to turn over his interests in the sale proceeds to UMCC. He also has agreed to turn over all the money that he holds in bank accounts as well as his interest in certain items of personal property that will be sold,” added Crane.

Jay McCloskey, attorney for UMCC, said that, “in order to settle this case, the Charity required Mr. Brace to agree to liquidate virtually all his assets and turn over the proceeds to UMCC.  At the end of the day, I think the Charity will recover a substantial portion of the money that was stolen from it.”

United Mid-Coast Charities supports over 50 agencies in Knox and Waldo Counties

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, UMCC continued to fulfill its mission and awarded more than $325,000 to 50 deserving service agencies and programs in Knox and Waldo Counties, a continuation of its annual allocations that support area non-profits and charities.
A complete list can be found here.

                                                                                                                                         Photo by Marti Stone Photography

UMCC is dedicated to the support of charities which provide social services and care to the most deserving, including medical, physical, social, psychiatric or community educational services. UMCC strives to locate charities that offer the most possible benefit to residents in and around Mid-Coast Maine.

Additionally, we will strive to expand UMCC’s fundraising capability to match the growing needs in and around the Mid-Coast area.

Steve Crane Named President of United Mid-Coast Charities
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