Community Support

For over 160 years, H.M. Payson has supported organizations and agencies in the communities we serve through gifts, capital campaigns and sponsorship’s. We do not consider these actions gifts. They are partnerships.

We celebrate the innovative work being done by our neighbors, like at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Or the amazing comfort and counsel an organization like the Center For Grieving Children provides. Or the critical outreach provided to those in need by Preble Street and the Tedford Center.

But the truth is, anyone can write a check.

A real measure of our commitment is the active role so many of our employees take in the community. Scroll through their bios and note the number of causes – ranging from child welfare, hunger prevention, health and wellness, the arts and environment, hospice care and the economically disadvantaged – to which our employees volunteer their time. We do so freely and because we feel it’s an honor to be in a position to serve.

In the end, ensuring the welfare of all is the best investment any of us can make.


Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

HM Payson hosted an informative and educational evening at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences at their new campus in East Boothbay on the banks of the Damariscotta River. Guests enjoyed local oysters, toured the facility, and gained a greater understanding of the important work being done by one of the best-kept secrets in mid-coast Maine.


Outdoor Sport Institute

With the new re-branding of Maine Winter Sports, HM Payson offered its support through the sponsorship of a celebration to kick-off the new Outdoor Sport Institute. Over 100 people attended the event, held at the Oceanfront Gateway in Portland.


Center for Grieving Children

Elizabeth Peavey took center stage to perform her acclaimed one-women show My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother as a unique theatrical experience for our clients, as well as friends of the Center for Grieving Children at Hannaford Hall in Portland. Guests of the Center and HM Payson enjoyed a wonderful show and reception.


Gulf of Maine Research Institute

HM Payson hosted a client appreciation event at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, ME to highlight the innovative and important research being done at their state-of-the-art facility. A sampling of clients, employees, and business professionals feasted on local seafood and were given the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the key components of GMRI’s mission within the community.


160th Anniversary

HM Payson celebrated its 160th anniversary as one of the oldest Investment Firms in the state of Maine. Clients and business professionals from around Portland were invited to gather with employees to celebrate this monumental achievement at the Mason Temple in Portland, ME.