Black Bear Plate Announcement

UMaine Black Bear license plates program raises more than $1 million for scholarships

October 19th, 2015

The University of Maine Black Bear license plate program has raised more than $1 million for scholarships to support UMaine students, according to University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills. Mills made the announcement at the University of Maine Foundation’s annual meeting and luncheon Oct. 16 on campus. Mills presented commemorative plaques to the Hon…. Read more »

Saunders Family

Westbrook Businessman Honors Son with University of Maine Endowed Professorship

August 28th, 2015

University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills has announced that Westbrook businessman Henry Saunders has created the Kenneth W. Saunders and Henry W. Saunders Professorship in Engineering Leadership and Management at the University of Maine to honor the memory of his son, who passed away in January 2014.   The gift of $250,000 to the… Read more »

Skoufis Check Presentation

Bequest to Increase Skoufis Scholarship Fund

July 7th, 2015

Left to right: University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills, UMaine President Susan Hunter, George Predaris, John Rozos   University of Maine President Susan Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills recently accepted a check for $300,000 from the Helen Skoufis estate. Helen Skoufis and her husband Peter, a member of the UMaine… Read more »

Cover of UMaine Today Spring 2015 issue

The Spring/Summer 2015 Issue of UMaine Today is Available Online

June 18th, 2015

We are sure you will be impressed with all that is happening with the students and faculty in the UMaine classrooms and laboratories that you so generously support. Read about it in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of UMaine Today. Highlights include: • 50th anniversary of the Darling Marine Center, established in 1965 with the donation of…

Legacy Society Membership Certificate

Creating Your Legacy – Planned and Deferred Gifts

June 4th, 2015

Sarah McPartland-Good Director of Planned Giving University of Maine Foundation I recently received a copy of a University of Maine student’s thank you letter to the family of the donor who had created a scholarship fund through her will.  The letter states, in part: “To receive this level of help from a stranger has been… Read more »

Marrs Scholarship Presentation

New Scholarship Honors Retiring Director of Student Financial Aid

April 28th, 2015

To celebrate her retirement after 29 years of service to the University of Maine, friends and colleagues of University of Maine Office of Student Financial Aid Director Gianna Marrs worked with the Foundation to create a scholarship in her name. Foundation President/CEO Jeff Mills presented the check at her retirement party on April 27. This is a wonderful way… Read more »


Support for UMaine Research & Development

April 2nd, 2015

A Republican and Democrat agree: Strong UMaine strengthens state’s future By Richard A. Bennett and Mary Cathcart This year we celebrate the University of Maine’s 150th birthday. At the end of the Civil War, our state, like many others, received support from the federal government to establish a public university dedicated to the ideal that… Read more »

President Susan J. Hunter Fund

March 17th, 2015

In honor of Dr. Susan J. Hunter’s installation as the 20th president of the University of Maine, the University of Maine Foundation has established the President Susan J. Hunter Fund.   “I am particularly proud to be named as the University’s first woman president and I feel strongly about supporting the ideals that this fund… Read more »

Scholarship Awards

Black Bears of the Future Scholarship Awarded

February 26th, 2015

L-R: Mila Tappan, FAME; Sarah McPartland-Good, University of Maine Foundation; Karlton Creech, University of Maine Athletics and the 2015 Black Bears of the Future Scholarship recipients Three Bananas Cub Club members received $1,000 Black Bears of the Future Scholarships at the February 21 University of Maine hockey game. The scholarship was established in 2012 with… Read more »