The Cedars is pleased to announce that the second
CANTOR KURT MESSERSCHMIDT HUMANITARIAN AWARD
will be presented to WESTON L. BONNEY
CELEBRATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023 AT 5:30PM
The Atrium at The Cedars, 640 Ocean Avenue, Portland, Maine
Cantor Messerschmidt, a long-time resident at The Cedars, is remembered for his legacy of resilience, compassion, and success against great odds. Both Cantor Messerschmidt and Wes Bonney exemplify the values and actions of justice, righteousness, charity, and humanitarian service to the community. Wes Bonney’s career includes President and CEO of People’s Heritage Savings Bank. In addition, his volunteer work includes international consulting for Bulgaria, Romania, Mongolia, and Macedonia where he helped transform their banking systems and practices. His community work in Maine includes leadership roles at Bates College and the John T. Gorman Foundation. Most recently, the Wes Bonney Promise Scholars program, launched at the George Mitchell Institute in Mr. Bonney’s honor by the John T. Gorman Foundation, is a culmination of his service to the community.
Tickets: $150 each, $1,500 table of 10 Sponsorship: $10,000 (includes table of 10)
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On September 14, 2019, The Cedars was honored to present Judy Glickman Lauder with the first Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Humanitarian Award. Judy Glickman Lauder, an internationally renowned photographer, humanitarian, and philanthropist, was chosen as the first recipient the award as her life and art exemplify the ideals valued by the Cantor and The Cedars.