Amanda Larson ’03 Leads Masonic Charitable Foundation

Amanda Larson, Class of 2003, has joined the Masonic Charitable Foundation of the Grand Lodge of Maine as Executive Director.

Larson will be responsible for managing a number of initiatives, including charitable fundraising and the introduction and expansion of the Model Student Assistance Program throughout the state. A large part of her job will also be helping lodges statewide with charitable efforts in their communities.

Larson joins the foundation after a long career in development and communications. She served as an advisor to organizations in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. before relocating to southern Maine. For over 20 years Larson advised both start-up and established businesses, taught workshops, designed curricula and created successful marketing plans, fundraising campaigns and events for clients nationwide. She has worked with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, NHS Human Services, Greater Portland Landmarks, Washington National Cathedral and the National Foundation for Women Business Owners.  She created the original Larson Institute (1990 to 2000) and working with the team at Georgetown University and, established one of the early small business retail and information sites on the web.

Larson received her BA in liberal studies from Vermont College in Montpelier before attending General, where she received an MA with honors in Theology and Religious history.