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Jade Darragh, Class of 2018

February 23rd, 2017

Coming from a small town in rural Maine, Jade’s dream of going to college was made possible through the generosity of donors who helped lessen the financial burden of attending college. Now Jade is able to focus completely on her studies, which brings her one step closer to becoming a nurse. After working in the… Read more »

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Benjamin Bucklin, Master’s Candidate 2018

February 22nd, 2017

Currently finishing up his first year of graduate school where he is pursuing a Masters in Higher Education and Student Development, Ben is a very active member of the Black Bear community. He is involved in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Residence Assistant Selection Committee. Additionally, he… Read more »

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Transformational change for athletic fundraising

December 28th, 2016

A $1.5 million, three-year award from the Harold Alfond Foundation has established the Alfond Fund in the University of Maine Foundation, focused on creating a centralized fundraising structure for UMaine Athletics and continuing support of the football program. “Through the years, Harold Alfond and the Harold Alfond Foundation have helped the University of Maine achieve… Read more »

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Upcoming 2017 Events

November 17th, 2016

Donor Events Stillwater Society Dinner (by invitation only) June 3, 2017, UMaine campus Presidential Awards will be presented to: Suzanne Cole Ralph Leonard Henry Saunders Maine Day of Giving (online event during Maine Day) Celebrate the Maine Day tradition by making a gift on Maine Day of Giving May 3, 2017 University of Maine Foundation… Read more »

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Foundation annual meeting and luncheon

November 17th, 2016

Over 240 guests were greeted by student ambassadors at the 2016 Foundation Annual Meeting and Luncheon, which was held in Wells Conference Center on October 14. Representatives from the Sophomore Eagles, Sophomore Owls and Senior Skulls volunteered to be part of the event. University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter welcomed the crowd and shared… Read more »

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Professor Dick Hill remembered UMaine

November 17th, 2016

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Richard C. Hill, who passed away in July, left an indelible mark on the University of Maine. His work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the College of Technology and Director of the Department of Industrial Cooperation spanned from 1946 until his retirement in 1992. Even after his… Read more »

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David Sklar’s $1M planned gift to the University of Maine Foundation

June 27th, 2016

David Sklar, a product of this time, grew into a survivor after life handed him a trying hand of cards. “The two biggest things I’ve tried for in life are fighting anti-Semitism and, now, supporting students –- giving them a chance to go on to UMaine, whether it’s for forestry or mechanical engineering — I’ve made… Read more »

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Foundation Announces Death of Board Treasurer, Former Board Chair

June 21st, 2016

Sadly we announce the passing of our Board Treasurer, the Honorable Darryl N. Brown ’66, ’69G. “Darryl was an outstanding leader who understood the importance of philanthropy to the University of Maine’s future,” said Foundation President Jeffery Mills. “He was a vocal advocate for UMaine and its value to our state and residents. Darryl was… Read more »

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Skoufis Nephews Deliver Additional Gift

June 16th, 2016

On the road again. Recently cousins George Predaris of Rye, NH, and John Rozos of Poland Spring, ME made a special delivery of a check for $271,671.80 to the University of Maine Foundation. Foundation President Jeff Mills and Collins Center for the Arts Director Danny Williams were on hand at Buchanan Alumni House to graciously accept… Read more »

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The University of Maine Foundation Celebrates 82 Years!

June 9th, 2016

Eighty-two years ago some very forward thinking people created the University of Maine Foundation with a check for $1,000 from the Class of 1909. In this short 82 years, the Foundation endowment now exceeds $186M with the total UMaine endowment at $287M. Those totals do not include the millions of dollars provided annually as a… Read more »