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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine has named Monica Charette of Oakland to serve as Special Events Coordinator for Kennebec Valley. In this position, she will be responsible for coordinating the agency’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake event, which will take place at three different locations in Kennebec and Somerset Counties from April 6-12. 

Charette is a self-employed freelance photographer and has also served as Director of Development for Mount Merici Academy in Waterville, where she was responsible for conducting annual appeal and capital campaigns, marketing and advertising initiatives, internal and external communications, media relations, student recruitment and retention and other related responsibilities. She also organized and conducted successful annual giving campaigns through successful solicitation of major gifts, building the school’s donor program and community relationship building.

Prior to that, she worked for 17 years at Mid-Maine Medical Center/MaineGeneral Health, where she served in both full-time managerial and part-time staff roles providing internal and external communications, managing system-wide marketing, overseeing departmental budgets, conducting strategic planning initiatives and participating in business development of Maine's third largest health care organization.

Charette has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maine Orono, and will continue to serve as a freelance writer for ECHOES Magazine and the Morning Sentinel.      

“We are thrilled to have someone with Monica’s experience and expertise join our team to serve Kennebec Valley.  Her extensive knowledge of local businesses and organizations will be a tremendous asset as we grow our program in Kennebec and Somerset Counties,” says Alex Gaeth, CEO.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine

Big Brothers Big Sisters changes the lives of 560 children facing adversity for the better, forever by providing strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships. By partnering with parents, volunteers and organizations, children in our program have higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoid risky behaviors and achieve educational success. To find out how you can start something great for a child today by volunteering or donating please call 593-0380 or email

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