Working Toward a Better Tomorrow

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Photo of Downtown Sanford by Mitch Michaud courtesy Sanford Regional Economic Growth Council.

Our Story

The new Sanford High School & Regional Technical Center construction project presented Sanford and York County with a unique opportunity to enhance the quality of life for the communities it serves. We presented the challenge to our community, and they answered!


Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, where actions to speak louder than words. We are an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Now we are turning our attention to funding and supporting special projects in all Sanford schools. Contact us to learn more and get involved.


Our mission is to enhance the experience of students in Sanford schools and Regional Technical Center by expanding opportunities beyond those provided through public funding.


What is the Legacy Foundation? The Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation, a 501(C)3 organization, was created to allow individuals and corporations to provide financial and in-kind support to Sanford schools.


Why is the Legacy Foundation needed? Construction of our new high school, technical center, performing arts center, and athletic facilities presented Sanford with the rare opportunity to provide an unparalleled educational experience for the Sanford community in York County. Now the work continues across all Sanford schools.


Public funding for this project was considerable; however, portions of the project needed private funding to support infrastructure and equipment. The state did not cover all costs associated with a new school. The foundation sought corporate and private partners to provide Stanford with the best educational facility possible. With your help, we are making it happen.


With whom is the Legacy Foundation working? The Legacy Foundation is collaborating with the Sanford Red and White Foundation, Sanford High School Music Boosters and Sanford Alumni Association. Our work impacts every sector in our community. 

Sanford Schools Legacy Foundation Board of Directors


PATSY APRILE  Chair, Chief Operating Officer of Southern Maine Health Care

GREGORY FALL  Community member

ROBERT FERGUSON  Attorney at Ferguson & Johnson, P.A.

CHERYL FOURNIER  Business Administrator at Sanford High School

DAVID JAGGER  Jagger Brothers

DON JAMISON  Sanford School Committee

PAM LYDON  Principal at Sanford Junior High School

MATTHEW NELSON  Superintendent of Sanford Public Schools


MARK PATTERSON  Owner, Patco Construction, Inc.

KATHY SARGENT  Director of the Sanford Regional Technical Center

BETSY ST. CYR  Community member, former Superintendent of Sanford Schools

BRETT WILLIAMS  Director of the Sanford Performing Arts Center

KENDRA WILLIAMS  Secretary, former Sanford School Committee member


To reach a board member, please email