Maine Magazine selects Jean Hoffman as “Independent Leader”
July 25th, 2017
Jean Hoffman appears in Maine Magazine’s “50 Mainers” issue, an annual list of independent leaders who are transforming their communities and the state. Maine Magazine says, “what makes the individuals on the following pages special isn’t just their self-reliance; it’s their drive to do what’s best for their communities, no matter the odds or expectations.”
Maine Magazine noted Jean’s success in building Putney from the ground up, as well as her recognition of the outstanding team she had built at Putney. After the sale of the company for $200 million, Jean gave $14,000 to each team member who had been with Putney for over six months.
The article also commends the charity work of Jean’s family foundation. The Hoffman Foundation focuses on supporting community, education, and culture, ensuring access to reproductive healthcare, and promoting the health of pets, the environment, and dialogue with China.