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James Gayton

March 1st, 2016

James Gayton is from Sabattus, Me., and has been studying mechanical engineering at the University of Maine. This year, James received the Daniel Williams Smilgys ’84 Memorial Scholarship and the Robert W. and Brenda M. Daigle Scholarship. James is the fourth in a family of six children, and is attending school with no financial aid,… Read more »

Stephen King

The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature Endowment Fund is Established at the University of Maine Foundation by the Alfond Foundation

February 17th, 2016

An endowed chaired professorship in literature named in honor of best-selling author and University of Maine alumnus Stephen King will be established at his alma mater with the help of a $1 million award from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature will support a faculty position in the Department of… Read more »

Sarah Holbrook

Sarah Holbrook, Class of 2017

February 1st, 2016

Sarah Holbrook is a biology major and neuroscience minor at the University of Maine, and is the recipient of the Smith & Charlene McIntire Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year. Sarah is from Fort Fairfield, Me., and is a first-generation college student. She is slated to graduate in 2017, and is very thankful for all… Read more »

Julia White

Julia White, Class of 2017

January 28th, 2016

Julia White attended high school in Belmont, Nh., and began her academic career at the University of Maine in fall 2013. She is the fourth generation in her family to attend UMaine, and she is currently in her third year as a journalism major. She has received the Class of 1950 Scholarship for the 2015/16 academic year,… Read more »

Lincoln David Michaud

Lincoln David Michaud Memorial Scholarship Fund recognized at Bridgton Academy

January 4th, 2016

 *Editor’s Note: this story was originally published in the December publication of Bridgton Academy Today, and the University of Maine Foundation has been given special permission to re-publish this story on our website.   Memory of Class of ’60 Alumnus Honored Through Creation of New Scholarship at The University of Maine As a student at Bridgton Academy, Lincoln… Read more »

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Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts

December 19th, 2015

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18  Congress passed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA (Individual Retirement Account) rollover for 2015 and makes this provision permanent for future years. A total of up to $100,000 can be transferred… Read more »

Coach Cosgrove

Jack Cosgrove to Transfer into Senior Associate Director of Athletics Role

November 25th, 2015

University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove has announced that he will transition from his college coaching role into a senior associate director of athletics position at his alma mater. A national search for a head football coach will begin immediately. Defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak will assume the role of interim head coach. “I am… Read more »

Frances Mitchell

Black Bear Veteran Gives Back

November 10th, 2015

In October 2015, University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills and Director of Planned Giving Sarah McPartland-Good recognized Frances Robinson Mitchell for her recent donation of a Royal Sarouk rug, (pictured above) which now resides in the Treat Room at the Buchanan Alumni House. In 1944, Mrs. Mitchell left the University of Maine and her… Read more »

Estate bequest of over $2 million to fund UMaine scholarship

October 19th, 2015

The University of Maine Foundation has received more than $2 million from the Veronica Pendleton estate to fund the Raymond K. and Veronica Pendleton Fund at the University of Maine. Mrs. Pendleton created the fund several years ago with a plan to provide an eventual gift from her estate. The bequest gift to the Raymond… Read more »