Gift Annuities Ensure Support

Larry Wade graduated from Maine Maritime Academy after coming to Maine from his home state of Massachusetts. He and his wife Deanna joined Kiwanis Club Orono-Old Town after moving to the area in the early ’90s, and met Dr. Winston Pullen, professor emeritus and former dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. This was the catalyst for a new chapter in Larry and Deanna’s life at the University of Maine. Dr. Pullen invited Larry to join the board of the Page Farm & Home Museum, and a long-term interest in the museum began.
Since that time, Larry and Deanna have made great efforts to ensure their strong and continuous support of the Page Museum. In 2013, upon planning for retirement, Larry and Deanna were informed about an opportunity in planned giving, and created a series of gift annuities at the Foundation. “Don’t be afraid to seek financial planning help,” said Larry, “I would recommend the resources available at the University of Maine Foundation. There are plans to fit everyone.” Now, five years later, Larry and Deanna have created a number of charitable gift annuities that will ultimately support the Page Museum. Because of these gifts, they are members of the Stillwater Society of the University of Maine.