Civic Commitment

Community involvement is a core commitment of the Aurora Financial Group.

As Aurora’s Principal, Charlie Dibner has an extensive record of work with, and pro-bono service to, a number of civic organizations. He holds current board directorships on the Senator George Mitchell Institute, the Portland Concert Association, the Temple Beth El Endowment and the Maine Center for Creativity as well as advisory positions with Seeds of Peace – Maine, the Mitchell Institute Investment Advisory Committee, Camp Susan Curtis, the Spurwink Institute, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the Institute for Post-Holocaust Studies. He was an active member of the World Affairs Council and the Federation of Fly Fishermen and a founding member of Trout Unlimited/Sebago Chapter, Trout Unlimited/Maine Council and the Contemporary Longrifle Association.

Charlie was an original Corporator of Hospice of Southern Maine, an underwriter of the Atrium (the independent-living community of the Cedars health-care system), and has held prior board directorships with, but not limited to, Camp Susan Curtis, the Catherine Morrill Day School, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Gulf of Maine Aquarium, the Katahdin Institute, the New England Salmon Association, Trout Unlimited (national), the Atlantic Salmon Association, Temple Beth El and Portland’s Mad Horse Theatre. He was the founding chairman of the New England Salmon Association, and a member of the Sport Fisheries Commission and the Maine Game Warden’s Licensing Commission by appointments of Gov. Joseph Brennan.

Periodically, Aurora publishes a mini-newsletter, “Nite Lights”, highlighting the accomplishments of a selected nonprofit Maine organization, and “Thoughts While Shaving,” an award-winning, multipage humor-newsletter. Annually at the holiday season, Aurora elects to make a significant contribution to the American Cancer Society in lieu of a holiday party. The contribution is made in the individual names of all Aurora clients.