Meet the UMaine Foundation Staff
Foundation General Counsel
Sarah McPartland-Good, Esq. is the Foundation General Counsel at the University of Maine Foundation in Orono, where she has worked for twenty-one years to help University of Maine alumni and friends and their counsel to establish endowed funds to support UMaine students through bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other planned gifts. She is a member of the Maine bar and an inactive member of the New Hampshire bar. A former Board Secretary for the Maine Planned Giving Council, she served as the Chair of the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar and was appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as a trustee for the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection.
Planned Giving Officer and Coordinator of Reunion Giving
Dee Gardner ’89 joined the staff as a planned giving officer after years of experience in higher education – specifically at UMaine as senior associate director of admission and coordinator of the Portland office. Prior to joining UMaine, she was director of admission at the University of Southern Maine. While at UMaine, Dee joined the All Maine Women, and got her start in an internship in Enrollment Management during her senior year at UMaine, which introduced her to a career in higher education. Dee grew up in Farmingdale, Maine.
Jessica ’93, ’97G received her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources and her master’s in Public Administration, both from UMaine. In her role as Philanthropy Officer, she focuses primarily on the Maine Business School and the Darling Marine Center working closely with the Deans and Director, respectively. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jessica worked at Maine Maritime Academy, leading their annual giving efforts and at Northeast Historic Film in development and communications.
Matt, a third generation UMaine alum, received his degree in History and Education. In his role as philanthropy officer, he focuses primarily on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, working most closely with the Dean of the College. Formerly the director of parent giving and programs at Colby College, over the course of nine years, he worked with parents and supporters of athletics. Previously, Matt worked with the Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) and Sidwell Friends School in a variety of advancement positions.
Administrative Specialist for Planned Giving
Terri Libby provides administrative support for the Foundation General Counsel and the planned giving officers, as well as offers a friendly voice to greet visitors. She started at the Foundation 14 years ago, after working for the Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine. After several years in California, she returned to her home state of Maine with her two children to settle down. “Working in the beautiful Buchanan Alumni House with people who really care about others makes it a joy to come to work,” said Terri.
Annual Giving, Events & Marketing Associate
Heidi began work at the Foundation as an intern in 2013. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. Since then, she has held the position of Marketing Assistant, and her current position. She works on annual fund letters, events and the Foundation’s website.
Senior Class Giving Manager
CJ will be working at the Foundation to spearhead this year’s Senior Class Giving campaign. He is a senior at the University of Maine, and is originally from New Hampshire.
Gabby started her career at the Foundation in Phonathon, and now works during the week for the Annual Fund, Events & Marketing staff members. She is originally from Southern Maine, and is an early childhood education major.