Our Community Recipients

This year the Friends are honoring the Good Samaritan Agency, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, and Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, three organizations that lift people up by providing critical programs and services that help individuals and families improve the quality of their lives

Each organization will receive a fixed gift and each will be in the running for an additional bonus gift based on Gala attendee voting during the event.

“The Gala committee is excited to continue the tradition of giving back to the community in a meaningful way and having a fun time doing it,” said Brian Williams, chair of the Friends of the Cross Insurance Center Gala committee. “Bringing attention to three organizations that lift people up in our community makes it all the more important.”


Past Cross Center Gala Non-Profit Recipients 


  • Bangor Symphony Orchestra
  • Maine Discovery Museum*
  • Penobscot Theatre Company


  • Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
  • Shaw House
  • Spruce Run/Womancare Alliance*


* Recipient of the $5,000 bonus gift selected by the evening’s attendees.