Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine (March 26, 2014)— Marking the one-year anniversary of Rick Griffin’s passing, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty announces the creation of a memorial scholarship fund totaling $25,000. This scholarship will be offered for the first time this year to graduating college bound Kennebunk High School seniors. The scholarship fund will be presented as a $2,500 scholarship to one deserving student each year for the next 10 years.
The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is recognized by teachers, school administration and peers as one who personifies and embodies all that is “special” about living in the Kennebunks. They would exhibit their passion through academic, athletic, and community involvement while demonstrating a commitment to making the Kennebunks a better place to live and work.
“Rick Griffin was a great friend, a warm and generous colleague, and a true leader in the Kennebunk community for many years. While I knew him as one of the top real estate agents in my company, he was a fantastic grandfather, father and husband” said Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “He had such a passion for the Kennebunks and his enthusiasm and community spirit was contagious.”
Frederick W. “Rick” Griffin left a proud legacy of community involvement, pride in his work, and love of his family. He and Martha, his wife of 43-years, owned and operated the Kennebunkport Inn. Changing careers more than a decade ago to join the real estate profession, he quickly made his mark as the consummate professional. He wore many hats in his efforts to share his unbridled passion for the Kennebunks. Rick was involved in several organizations including the Kennebunk Historical Society, The Parsons Way Committee, The Church Vestry at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, Graves Memorial Library, Kennebunk Rotary, and the Kennebunk River Club. In addition to his role as the Tree Warden for Kennebunkport, he loved his work with the elderly at the Senior Center.
“We are so pleased and proud to offer this scholarship in Rick’s honor. I feel so lucky to have known him and so profoundly saddened that he was taken from us much too soon” adds Lynch. “I am looking forward to sharing his story with the Kennebunk High School seniors over the next decade. I am hopeful that the recipients will return after college to continue to have the same positive impact on the community that earned them the scholarship.”
Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving Maine communities from York County to Hancock County.
Offices Located at:
2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)
141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)
150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks)
170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543, 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)
46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert , Mid-Coast)