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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. 

Ferland Center Opening

The Grand Opening of the E. James and Eileen P. Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

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. 

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

The annual report theme is “Our Journey”.

As alumni and friends of the University of Maine, we have shared a similar journey from the time we crossed one of the bridges that led us to our first encounter with the University of Maine in Orono. Although our paths are all quite different, the journey has taken us to this place—one where we have a desire to give back and support the many things we love about the college of our hearts, always. This special place continues to have a hold on us. Generations of us have made a difference for those who have traveled those bridges behind us and generations will continue the journey after us.

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Over $43.5 million raised to bolster excellence at UMaine

News

Makaila Bailey – Class of 2023

Makaila Bailey – Class of 2023

Makaila BaileyMakaila Bailey, a student in the Environmental Horticulture Program, has had a significant impact on our campus. This past summer, she started working to propagate the Campana elm tree, which lived next to Hitchner Hall for over 150 years. Before it had...

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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.

 

Fill the Steins Logo

Fill the Steins is the official crowdfunding page of the University of Maine. Visit the page to find an exciting project to support.

Makaila Bailey – Class of 2023

Makaila Bailey – Class of 2023

Makaila BaileyMakaila Bailey, a student in the Environmental Horticulture Program, has had a significant impact on our campus. This past summer, she started working to propagate the Campana elm tree, which lived next to Hitchner Hall for over 150 years. Before it had...

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Andrew Gustafson

Andrew Gustafson

Andrew GustafsonAndrew is not your typical student at the University of Maine, but he is a hardworking one. While working full-time as a father and husband, Andrew completed a four-year degree in Survey Engineering Technology entirely online. Andrew was the 2021-2022...

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Guy Vegas

Guy Vegas

Guy VegasWhen Guy Vegas received a scholarship from the William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership and Public Service, he knew exactly what he would use it for: the 2022 Washington Leadership Course. With this award's help, he was able to go to the nation's capital and...

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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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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.

2022 Annual Report
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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!

Fall 2022 Alumni Magzine