Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment

The Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment (GLOE) encourages and supports active learning in the broadest sense. Any Greenville student or teacher can apply for a learning grant funded by GLOE.

Origin of the endowment

In starting the endowment in 2007, the Greenville High School Class of 1967 was inspired by the career of class member Howard (Howie) Ryder (1949-2006). Ryder believed in the power of learning to transform the lives of individuals and their communities, and he assumed numerous leadership roles to improve education in Maine. The class set a goal of raising $15,000 over ten years; when the class unveiled GLOE at its fiftieth reunion in 2017, the endowment had reached $22,000.

Administration of the endowment

GLOE is administered through the Maine Community Foundation (, an organization that specializes in overseeing nonprofit endowments. A local committee decides how GLOE's returns will be spent, based on the merits of proposals submitted to the committee.

Size of grants

GLOE currently (May 2018) has $23,800 and generates over $500 for grants annually. The more GLOE grows, the larger the grants will be year after year.


Your tax-deductible donation will help grow the GLOE.

· Checks: Make out your check to the Maine Community Foundation, with “Greenville Learning Opportunities Endowment” in the memo line, and send it to the Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.

· Online: Go to and follow the instructions. Be sure to reference the GLOE fund by name.

· Cash: Drop off your donation at the Superintendent of Schools' office at 130 Pritham Avenue.


(As of May 2018)

Donations have been received from members of the following classes:





Individual Donors

Kathleen (Kathy) R. Brown

Steven A. Brown

Myra McBrierty Caron

Daralyn (DJ) Russell Clark

William (Bill) D. Ellenson

Judith (Judy) Sanders Enright

Tom and Dianne Folsom

Lynne Carpenter Giroux

Rick Johnston

Paul Lamontagne

Edgar Markey

Margaret (Peggy) Phillips

Prudence (Prudy) Tornquist Richards

Scott W. Richardson

Elizabeth (Betty) Doyon Ryder

David P. Smith

Donne Tompkins

Dannie Williams

John Wray

Lucille Cobb Wright

Gifts Made in Memory of or in Honor of Alumni and Loved Ones

Gifts have been made in memory of the following:

Wayne E. Beckwith

Gerald A. & Adele E. Brown

Crystal Parent Lamontagne

Alan E. McBrierty

Suzanne Larson Ponkala

Donald (Donnie) Roy

Howard (Howie) F. Ryder

Dwight A. Smith

James (Jimmy) Snow

Malcolm R. Tidd

John E. Webber

Phillip (Zip) J. & Phyllis E. Wray

Gifts have been made in honor of the following:

Alan Johnston, GHS '78, for service to his country

Prudence (Prudy) Tornquist Richards, GHS '67, for her years of dedicated teaching