Wheatland Lab

Wheatland Lab Assists Chestnut Tree Foundation

December 9th, 2014

  In an effort to reach out to the community, the Barbara Wheatland Geospatial and Remote Sensing Analysis Laboratory in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources has become the hub of the UMaine Mapping and GIS Student Club, has provided trail maps for the Orono Land Trust and Bangor Land Trust, and is involved… Read more »

Jones Memorial Plaque

Laurence A. Jones, Jr. Memorial Service

November 24th, 2014

The annual memorial service held at the University of Maine honoring the life of Laurence A. Jones, Jr. was held on Nov. 20. A 1992 UMaine graduate who held a psychology degree, Jones was killed while he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Jones’ mother, Yong Jones, established a scholarship in his memory to be… Read more »

Cassidy Lab

SPIFFY Students Use New Bloomberg Workstations

November 14th, 2014

Professor of Finance Robert Strong is the longtime adviser of the Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY), launched in the early 1990s by the University of Maine Foundation with $200,000. Today, SPIFFY manages a $2.3 million portfolio and has a dedicated Bloomberg monitor in the new Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory.

Legacy Society Luncheon

Annual Charles F. Allen Legacy Society Luncheon

October 29th, 2014

Over 120 people attended the 2014 Charles F. Allen Legacy Society Luncheon on October 17 in the McIntire Room at Buchanan Alumni House. The crowd included many new members attending for the first time. Guests heard from UMaine student Jennifer Morrill from Holden, Maine. Morrill is a secondary education and history double major. She is… Read more »

Ives Reception

Announcing the Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund

October 27th, 2014

A new fund has been established at the University of Maine Foundation in honor of the late founder of the Maine Folklife Center Edward “Sandy” Ives and his wife Bobby. The Sandy and Bobby Ives Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to full-time UMaine students engaging in ethnography, folklore or oral history fieldwork… Read more »

Dr. Susan J. Hunter

Scholarships Celebrated at Homecoming Reception

October 27th, 2014

Both scholarship recipients and donors were celebrated at a reception in Buchanan Alumni House hosted by University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery N. Mills on October 17 as part of Homecoming Weekend. Scholarship recipient, Jason Seymour from the UMaine class of 2017 delivered a grateful message about… Read more »

Hockey Puck

$1 Million Savage Challenge Fund Announced

October 14th, 2014

A $1 million donation to the University of Maine by alumnus Tom Savage and his wife, Sally, of Key Largo, Florida, will launch the Savage Challenge, a five-year endowment drive for the men’s ice hockey program. The donation will be used to match up to $1 million in gifts from UMaine hockey alumni and former… Read more »

Cheney Golf Tournament Photo Collage

Golf Tournament Supports Scholarship

October 10th, 2014

The second annual David M. Cheney Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 4, 2014 in Boxford, MA. Organizers for the event report that it was a sell-out. Proceeds from the event will benefit the David M. Cheney Scholarship Fund held at the University of Maine Foundation. Cheney was a senior at the University of Maine… Read more »

John Simpson & Jeff Mills

John I. Simpson Appointed as Honorary Member

October 9th, 2014

At the University of Maine Foundation 2014 Annual Meeting, President/CEO Jeffery Mills appointed longtime Foundation officer and volunteer John I. Simpson as an Honorary Member of the Foundation. Simpson began his employment with H.E. Sargent in 1965 while still a student at the University of Maine. From 1971-1988 he served as CFO and from 1989-2005 he… Read more »

80th Graphic

80th Anniversary Matching Gift Program Results

October 9th, 2014

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the University of Maine Foundation offered a 25% matching gift program to encourage gifts to existing endowment funds and the creation of new endowments. As a result of the program, $3 million was raised, 152 donors participated, and 40 new endowments were established. Thank you to everyone who participated,… Read more »