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Former Professor Gifts Over $2M for Scholarships, Professorship

September 23rd, 2014

An endowed scholarship fund and political science professorship have been established at the University of Maine Foundation with more than $2 million in gifts from John Nickerson, a University of Maine alumnus and professor emeritus at the University of Maine at Augusta who died in May 2013. University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeffery Mills made… Read more »


UMaine Foundation Hosts Scholarship Reception in Southern Maine

September 12th, 2014

University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and UMaine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills hosted the University of Maine Foundation Scholarship Recognition Reception on August 20, 2014 at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. The reception was held to thank scholarship donors and honor recipients from Southern Maine. Kimberly Dao, who graduated from UMaine in… Read more »

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Excellence in Civil Engineering

August 4th, 2014

This past summer, funding from the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering provided students with extra financial support and educational opportunities. Eric Landis, Ph.D. is the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering. With support from the professorship he was able to employ several students to assist in his lab over the summer. Under the direction… Read more »


80th Anniversary Matching Gift Program

July 31st, 2014

UPDATE: July 1, 2014 Due to a great response to this program, matching funds are almost completely allocated. Please contact us very soon if you would like to participate. In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the University of Maine Foundation, the Board of Directors announced a 25% matching gift program to encourage gifts to existing… Read more »

Dennis Cox

Dr. Dennis K. Cox University Singers Fund

July 28th, 2014

The Dr. Dennis K. Cox University Singers Fund was recently established in the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University Singers.  With a $500,000 endowment goal, the annual challenge of fundraising for tours will be greatly diminished and the group will be able to focus on its primary mission of making music.  The first… Read more »

University of Maine Foundation Scholarship Support at Record High of Over $4.1Million

University of Maine Foundation Scholarship Support at Record High of Over $4.1Million

July 14th, 2014

On May 7, 2014 University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills presented University of Maine Director of Student Financial Aid Gianna Marrs and several UMaine students with a symbolic check for $4,101,185. The check represents the largest single-year contribution to UMaine scholarships and aid in Foundation history. “I cannot begin to describe the importance of… Read more »

Emera Astronomy Center

$5.2 Million Emera Astronomy Center Benefits from $3.2 Million Anonymous Gift

July 14th, 2014

People donate to the Foundation for various reasons and most are recognized publicly for their generosity. However, donors sometimes choose to remain in the background and watch their legacy at work from afar. Anonymity is very possible when working with the University of Maine Foundation. In fact, this is the case of the anonymous donors… Read more »

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Maine High Schools Award University of Maine Foundation Scholarships

July 13th, 2014

June is high school graduation season and a time when many scholarships are awarded. The University of Maine Foundation stewards several scholarship funds designated to specific Maine high schools for students who will be attending the University of Maine. One example is the Ruth M. Crosby Scholarship that is awarded each year at Hermon High… Read more »