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Lunder-Dineen was founded in 2011 to provide high-quality, evidence-based, continuing health education to Maine health professionals and the communities they serve. Lunder-Dineen retains its own independent advisory committee but operates under the 501(c)(3) designation of Massachusetts General Hospital, and benefits from the clinical, administrative, and educational expertise of one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals. 

Initial funding for Lunder-Dineen was provided by a generous challenge grant from dedicated philanthropists with Maine roots – Peter and Paula Lunder, the Lunder family, and the Lunder Foundation. The Lunder family/Foundation made an initial investment of $5 million in Lunder-Dineen, to be paid over a period of ten years. Mass General is responsible for matching that investment through philanthropy and in-kind donations over the same time period. This generous gift from the Lunder family/Foundation provides Lunder-Dineen with stable funding for staffing and infrastructure and allows additional philanthropic investment to go directly towards innovative programs and services.

As federal and state policies demand more of health care professionals, and while less funding is available for continuing professional development, Lunder-Dineen offers the timely opportunity to innovatively apply knowledge and technology through blended learning to address health education needs.

Have questions about giving? Email the executive director at labrini@lunderdineen.org.

Lunder Dineen Team

You can support Lunder-Dineen's efforts and
improve health in Maine by making a gift.

The Support Us link takes you to a secure Mass General website where you can make a gift specifically towards Lunder-Dineen and health education in Maine. At the top of the page, select the designation “Other” and enter “Lunder-Dineen” in the comment box.

Photo caption: From left to right, standing: Glenn Laudenslager, Lunder-Dineen Community Outreach Coordinator; Jack Emory, Chair, Lunder-Dineen Advisory Committee; Denise O’Connell, LCSW, Lunder-Dineen Sr. Program Manager; Labrini Nelligan, Lunder-Dineen Executive Director; Dr. James J. Dineen, MD, Lunder-Dineen Co-Chair; Carole MacKenzie, RN, Lunder-Dineen Education Curriculum Coordinator; Peter Lunder, Founder/Philanthropist; Marjorie Lunder Goldy, Chair, Lunder-Dineen Advisory Committee; Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Lunder-Dineen Chief Learning Officer, Physician Education. Sitting: Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, Lunder-Dineen Co-Chair; Paula Lunder, Founder/Philanthropist