F. Talevi Foundation
Founded in 2010, the David
F. Talevi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports local and national
charities to honor the legacy of Mr. David Francis Talevi, a 38-year resident
of Wells, Maine. He lived his life with integrity, intelligence, kindness
and an unparalleled passion for community, family and education.
The mission of the Foundation
is to promote support for an engaged community, the health of its families
and the education of its children through support of local and national
charities solving issues that affect quality of life and the health of
families everywhere and offering scholarships to students for continuing
In 1972, Dave and his wife,
Elaine, began welcoming families to Sea-Vu Campground, a seasonal resort
in the center of Wells, Maine. While raising their own family, Dave volunteered
and served on many committees within town government: planning board,
comprehensive plan implementation committee, and as Chairman of the Wells
Sanitary District. A valued patron of the community, he generously contributed
to town endeavors, including Laudholm Farm, Wells Urgent Care Center, Senior
Center and Harbor Park. In tribute to Dave’s commitment to service, the
Town of Wells dedicated its annual report to him in 2010.
In the spirit of healthy
families, the Foundation sponsors annual fundraising events at Sea-Vu Campground,
Sea-Vu South and Sea-Vu West, owned and operated by the Talevi family in
Wells, Maine. Local residents, tourists and seasonal visitors participate
in walks, bike rides and family entertainment. All event proceeds are donated
to select causes, solving issues that affect quality of life and the health
of families everywhere.
Through the generosity of
its donors, the David F. Talevi Foundation will begin to offer Happy Camper
Scholarships in 2011 to children (age 17 to under 25) of a seasonal family
at a Talevi seasonal resort to assist in their college education.
You can donate to the David
F. Talevi Foundation at any time.
Make a tax deductible gift
online using your credit card by clicking on the button below:
Make a tax deductiblegift
by check, payable to David F. Talevi Foundation and mail it to:
P. O. Box 67
Wells, ME 04090
All information provided by
you is kept private and used solely for correctly recording your gift.
Elaine Talevi presented
a check to the American Cancer Society for $15,000 in 2012 at the Breast
Cancer Awareness Walk.