CFGR Staff

Bill Layton (MA, MBA) is Director of the Office of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations.  Bill works with faculty and Colby leadership to develop federal and private philanthropy opportunities.  The goal of the office is to accelerate research, teaching and learning across the Colby campus while engaging faculty, funders, and leadership in the most effective way possible to enable ideas to become impactful initiatives or projects.  Bill manages a portfolio of companies, foundations and government entities, and collaborates across extended networks of institutional philanthropists, both national and international.   


Seven Grenier has been Assistant Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations (CFGR) since July 2009. She is responsible for preparing, tracking, and stewardship of grant proposals and grants received at Colby and she maintains the CFGR grants activity database. Seven works with faculty, the Business Office, the Dean of Faculty's office, and the Administrative Vice President's office. Seven can be contacted by telephone (207-859-4341) or by e-mail (

Julia Gagne serves halftime as Administrative Secretary of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations. She can answer many of your questions and can be reached via telephone (207-859-4370) or by e-mail