Three people smiling near a podium on a stage- Kurt Marston, Susan Hunter, Jeff Mills

Over $133,000 raised in tribute to President Susan J. Hunter

June 1st, 2018

During a recent tribute dinner for University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter, University of Maine Foundation Board Chair Kurt R. Marston joined Foundation President/CEO Jeffery N. Mills in presenting Dr. Hunter a certificate acknowledging over $133,000 raised in her honor. As a tribute to her leadership and as an integral part of UMaine’s Vision… Read more »

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 »

Emera Maine Honors UMaine Professor Dick Hill through Scholarship Fund

May 12th, 2017

As part of the Maine Day of Giving on May 3, 2017, Emera Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine Foundation, announced its creation of the Emera Maine Professor Richard C. Hill Scholarship Fund. Alan Richardson, President and COO, Emera Maine, spoke fondly of his memories in meeting and working with Dick Hill, and of the… Read more »

Transformational change for athletic fundraising

December 28th, 2016

A $1.5 million, three-year award from the Harold Alfond Foundation has established the Alfond Fund in the University of Maine Foundation, focused on creating a centralized fundraising structure for UMaine Athletics and continuing support of the football program. “Through the years, Harold Alfond and the Harold Alfond Foundation have helped the University of Maine achieve… Read more »

Stephen King

The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature Endowment Fund is Established at the University of Maine Foundation by the Alfond Foundation

February 17th, 2016

An endowed chaired professorship in literature named in honor of best-selling author and University of Maine alumnus Stephen King will be established at his alma mater with the help of a $1 million award from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The Stephen E. King Chair in Literature will support a faculty position in the Department of… Read more »

Jones Memorial Plaque

Laurence A. Jones, Jr. Memorial Service

November 24th, 2014

The annual memorial service held at the University of Maine honoring the life of Laurence A. Jones, Jr. was held on Nov. 20. A 1992 UMaine graduate who held a psychology degree, Jones was killed while he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Jones’ mother, Yong Jones, established a scholarship in his memory to be… Read more »

Cassidy Lab

SPIFFY Students Use New Bloomberg Workstations

November 14th, 2014

Professor of Finance Robert Strong is the longtime adviser of the Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY), launched in the early 1990s by the University of Maine Foundation with $200,000. Today, SPIFFY manages a $2.3 million portfolio and has a dedicated Bloomberg monitor in the new Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory.