The Broad Reach Fund

A fund honoring the life of Emily Mecklenburg

Emily Mecklenburg had a vibrant personality and a deep sense of generosity. She served her community as a dedicated hospitalist at Pen Bay Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and Waldo General Hospital. You could often find her joining friends and family for a picnic and afternoon sail around Rockland Harbor. She doted on her two quirky cats, who became neighborhood figures in their own right. World travel was a passion, and Emily eagerly studied new languages and cuisines on her voyages. Surfing? Oil painting? Tackling long-distance bike rides? She wanted to try it all.

Emily died in October 2023 in a boating accident, and our whole community felt the loss. Somehow at age 40, she had lived a life so full it would take a whole book to recount. We are proud to create the Broad Reach Fund to support the work of providing housing for our community as part of Emily’s lasting legacy to Midcoast Maine.
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