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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.

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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

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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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Abby Logan – Class of 2022

Abby Logan – Class of 2022

The financial burden of a college education consistently loomed in the back of my mind as a barrier that I would have to maneuver around to accomplish my goals and aspirations. Going into my senior year, I can’t help but reflect on all of the generosity that I’ve been...

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Investing in a Student’s Success

Investing in a Student’s Success

"As a first generation college student, the generosity and dedication of community members are instrumental in helping me realize my career aspirations and goals. You are helping  students like me define tomorrow by supporting our journey today." -Dominique DiSpirito...

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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.

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Cover artwork for the UMaine Alumni magazine August 2021