Charitable Gift Annuity Rates on the Rise—Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Make a Difference

There is exciting news if you would like to boost your retirement income and support the University of Maine Foundation. Effective July 1, 2022, charitable gift annuity rates will increase. 

Three of UMaine’s best advocates honored at Stillwater Society Dinner

The University of Maine celebrated three of its top advocates at the Stillwater Society Dinner May 21. The annual event in Orono honors UMaine’s most generous philanthropists. Currently, there are 1,541 members in the society, including 270 new members inducted and 197 members who advanced in their membership level at the event.

Nickerson Scholarships Increase with Endowment Growth

Thanks to the generosity of John M. Nickerson ’59, for the 2022-2023 academic year, Nickerson scholarships are expected to cover the full cost of in-state tuition at the University of Maine for 22 students, with an additional 6 half-scholarships. 

Jeff Mills CASE Award

University of Maine Foundation President/CEO Jeff Mills recognized with national award for foundation leadership

The President and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation is one of two leaders honored with the national 2022 CASE Commonfund College and University Foundation Award.

Jeffery Mills, Ph.D., President and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation, was recognized for his contributions at the 2022 CASE Conference for College and University Foundations in April. 

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Highlights from the 2021 Annual Report

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Over $30 Million Raised to Bolster Excellence at UMaine

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Transformation for UMaine

In October 2020, the Harold Alfond Foundation announced a transformational $240 million grant to the University of Maine System. The grant includes a matching challenge to raise an additional $170 million in other external funding through research grants, public funding and philanthropy. The University of Maine Foundation is spearheading UMaine’s philanthropy efforts in helping to meet the $170 million challenge.

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Record Return

The preliminary investment return for the year ended June 30, 2021 reported by our investment firm, Prime Buchholz, was 32.6%—an all-time record high

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Record Number of Giving Society Members

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Record High Endowment Total of $444,935,691 (all University of Maine endowment holdings)

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Historic Capital Project to be Completed

The Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center construction project is hitting all of its milestones for a 2022 grand opening and dedication.

News

MBA Graduate Gives Back

MBA Graduate Gives Back

Jord Thomas proudly wears his UMaine philanthropy cord at commencement in May. Jord participated in Senior Class Giving and was awarded the cord to recognize his philanthropy. He and his family also attended the annual True Blue Toast at Buchanan Alumni House. The...

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Celebrating the University of Maine Classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017 and Senior Alumni

Your gift might qualify for a match from the University of Maine Foundation! 

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We heard you!
You have been asking us to consider converting our giving timeline from a July 1-June 30 fiscal year to a January 1-December 31 calendar year to match the tax year. Finally, it is going to happen.
The current fiscal year, July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, will be completed as usual. The next fiscal year will begin on July 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2022. Then, on January 1, 2023, we will begin on a calendar year cycle.
Thank you for your input and for all that you do for the University of Maine. We will keep you updated throughout the process.
Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Field Experience Enriches Education

Field Experience Enriches Education

Marlowe Gardner ’22 is an Earth and Climate Sciences major from Ambler, PA. She was recently awarded support to participate in a field experience in Death Valley from the Edward Sturgis Grew Earth Sciences Endowment Fund. We asked her to tell us about her experience....

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Scholarships Open Doors

Scholarships Open Doors

By not having to focus on finances, she has been able to have a smooth first semester with good grades and is motivated to continue her education. “I am beyond grateful to have received this scholarship which has changed my life and future path,” says Plante.

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Jordyn Judkins makes the most of her UMaine experience

Jordyn Judkins makes the most of her UMaine experience

"Because of my desire to fit an internship, an Honors Thesis, and a minor on top of my already rigorous major, I plan to continue my college career an extra year. I have often worried about the financial aspect of taking an extra year, but this scholarship has played...

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Cade Lapachelle, finding a major he enjoys

Cade Lapachelle, finding a major he enjoys

“Without a doubt, this scholarship is a big help and the push I need to reach my goals. Thanks to your generosity, I am one step closer to finding a major I enjoy. I hope that one day I can help future students achieve their goals just like you have helped me reach...

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Gifts in Memory

Any gift you make may be in honor or in memory of someone. Specific people being honored with memorial gifts are listed on the gifts in memory page.

To set up memorial giving please visit the create a memorial giving opportunity page.

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Black Bear License plate voucher

Find out how you can get your first year with your State of Maine Black Bear license plate for free!

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