SPIFFY wins portfolio competition

April 2nd, 2018

SPIFFY, the Maine Business School’s student investment club, has won first-place in a worldwide portfolio competition. The competition was part of the Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (GAME) VIII forum March 22–24 in New York City, in which 1,500 students from more than 160 colleges and universities had the opportunity to interact with industry leaders… Read more »

University of Maine Foundation announces largest capital gift in UMaine history

March 19th, 2018

An anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of a University of Maine engineering graduate has been committed to help construct UMaine’s Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills. This is the single largest capital gift in UMaine history, bringing… Read more »

Vision for Tomorrow Campaign Exceeds $134M

February 12th, 2018

  Recent donations to the Vision for Tomorrow campaign have greatly exceeded projections. In fact, the Foundation’s fourth quarter gift totals were historically large, with over $13M in donations, a 67% increase over the prior year, bringing the campaign total over $134M as of December 31, 2017! The success of the October 13 public campaign… Read more »

Shep Sheppard portrait at Buchanan Alumni House

Vision for Tomorrow Match Helps Future Surveyors

February 12th, 2018

Undergraduate scholarships are an essential component of the University of Maine’s $200 million Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign. An estate gift from an anonymous donor is leveraging additional support for many existing scholarship funds as part of the campaign, including a scholarship that was established in 2005 by Shyka, Sheppard & Garster (SSG) of Bangor,… Read more »

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UMaine Alumnus Creates Fund for Maine 4-H Poultry Projects

January 16th, 2018

L to r: Professor Emeritus of Animal, Veterinary and Aquatic Sciences Robert O. Hawes, Frankie Bozzino from Winterport, holding a Cochin Bantam that Bob had given him as a chick and Alice McKinstry Hawes Dr. Robert O. Hawes and his wife, Alice, recently created an endowed fund at the University of Maine Foundation to support… Read more »

Foundation honors donors with reception

January 10th, 2018

The Speech Therapy Telepractice Program at the University of Maine has provided support and experience for students who study communications sciences & disorders. Led by Dr. Judy Walker, the Telepractice Program offers students opportunities for hands-on learning with clients in the Orono and greater Bangor areas. In August 2017, the Telepractice Program was awarded a generous… Read more »

Spenciner Lab named for generous donors

November 8th, 2017

Before fourth-year Engineering Physics majors can graduate from the University of Maine, they must first complete a senior capstone project. These capstone projects require hours of lab work and dedication to create a project that will be on-par with engineering foreground, and due to a generous gift from a UMaine donor, now there is a space… Read more »

Photo of Clem McGillicuddy

Humanities Center named for generous donors

August 3rd, 2017

The University of Maine Humanities Center has a new name, reflecting the generous support of Clement McGillicuddy ’64 and his wife Linda of Hobe Sound, Florida and Northeast Harbor, Maine. The McGillicuddys support the Humanities Center through a fund they established at the University of Maine Foundation. The two met in New York City while… Read more »

Check presentation for Orono Boardwalk Campaign

Trust gift to help Orono Bog Boardwalk campaign

July 6th, 2017

  In life, Katharine Kirkpatrick was an avid community member, an adventurer, and a dedicated volunteer. Her commitment to adventure continues after her 2016 death with a gift of $141,826 from the Katharine M. Kirkpatrick 2002 Trust to the Orono Boardwalk Campaign Fund held at the University of Maine Foundation. Kit’s generous donation will provide 97… Read more »

Photo of Jeff Mills, Dr. Buchanan and John Diamond

Celebrating Dr. Buchanan and the Buchanan Alumni House

May 28th, 2017

Fifteen years ago, alumni and friends celebrated the opening the Buchanan Alumni House. After years of planning and hard work by UMaine alumni leaders, reunion classes and friends, the dream of having “A Place to Call Home” became a reality. With more than 13,000 alumni taking part, the campaign to construct Buchanan Alumni House was… Read more »