Support for UMaine Research & Development

April 2nd, 2015

A Republican and Democrat agree: Strong UMaine strengthens state’s future By Richard A. Bennett and Mary Cathcart This year we celebrate the University of Maine’s 150th birthday. At the end of the Civil War, our state, like many others, received support from the federal government to establish a public university dedicated to the ideal that… Read more »

Mill Anthology Project Receives Grant

February 5th, 2015

Bucksport Poet Laureate Pat Ranzoni has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the SpiritWords Fund of the University of Maine Foundation to support her proposal for an anthology titled STILL MILL, Poems, Stories & Songs of Making Paper in Bucksport, Maine, 1930–2014. The grant will help fund the cost of the book’s publication and distribution…. Read more »

Cheney Golf Tournament Photo Collage

Golf Tournament Supports Scholarship

October 10th, 2014

The second annual David M. Cheney Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 4, 2014 in Boxford, MA. Organizers for the event report that it was a sell-out. Proceeds from the event will benefit the David M. Cheney Scholarship Fund held at the University of Maine Foundation. Cheney was a senior at the University of Maine… Read more »

John Simpson & Jeff Mills

John I. Simpson Appointed as Honorary Member

October 9th, 2014

At the University of Maine Foundation 2014 Annual Meeting, President/CEO Jeffery Mills appointed longtime Foundation officer and volunteer John I. Simpson as an Honorary Member of the Foundation. Simpson began his employment with H.E. Sargent in 1965 while still a student at the University of Maine. From 1971-1988 he served as CFO and from 1989-2005 he… Read more »

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80th Anniversary Matching Gift Program Results

October 9th, 2014

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the University of Maine Foundation offered a 25% matching gift program to encourage gifts to existing endowment funds and the creation of new endowments. As a result of the program, $3 million was raised, 152 donors participated, and 40 new endowments were established. Thank you to everyone who participated,… Read more »

UMaine Foundation Hosts Scholarship Reception in Southern Maine

September 12th, 2014

University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter and UMaine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills hosted the University of Maine Foundation Scholarship Recognition Reception on August 20, 2014 at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. The reception was held to thank scholarship donors and honor recipients from Southern Maine. Kimberly Dao, who graduated from UMaine in… Read more »

Landis Lab Photo

Excellence in Civil Engineering

August 4th, 2014

This past summer, funding from the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professorship in Civil Engineering provided students with extra financial support and educational opportunities. Eric Landis, Ph.D. is the Frank M. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering. With support from the professorship he was able to employ several students to assist in his lab over the summer. Under the direction… Read more »

80th Anniversary Matching Gift Program

July 31st, 2014

UPDATE: July 1, 2014 Due to a great response to this program, matching funds are almost completely allocated. Please contact us very soon if you would like to participate. In celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the University of Maine Foundation, the Board of Directors announced a 25% matching gift program to encourage gifts to existing… Read more »

Dennis Cox

Dr. Dennis K. Cox University Singers Fund

July 28th, 2014

The Dr. Dennis K. Cox University Singers Fund was recently established in the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University Singers.  With a $500,000 endowment goal, the annual challenge of fundraising for tours will be greatly diminished and the group will be able to focus on its primary mission of making music.  The first… Read more »