A $1 million gift for SERC and Schoodic


Bravo and thank you to Edith Robb Dixon, who donated $1 million in the name of her late husband, Fritz Eugene Dixon Jr., to renovate the Rockefeller Building on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus, part of the former Navy base absorbed by the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park.

According to the story in this week’s Ellsworth American, initial plans call for the French Norman Revival-style mansion built by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930s to be renovated into a welcome center on the first floor, with  executive offices and accommodations for researchers and faculty on the upper floors.

Now wouldn’t it be nice if someone stepped forward with similar gifts to save Ocean Wood Campground?