Gift Annuities and Land Gift Create a Legacy

John and Pauline Turcotte Applin are both graduates of the University of Maine. Pauline received her undergraduate degree from the College of Education in 1964 and her Master of Education in 1968. John received his undergraduate degree from the College of Education in 1965 and his Master of Education in 1970.

Pauline and John were both math teachers at Telstar High School in MSAD 44 in Oxford County. In addition, John coached x-country running and outdoor track for over 35 years, including many state championship teams.

Pauline and John have established two gift annuities, the first in 2007 and the second in 2018. The residuum of the gift annuities will go to the John R. and Pauline T. Applin Fund. This was established to provide financial assistance for Maine residents attending the University of Maine and majoring in math.

In addition to the gift annuities the Applins donated a 75-acre woodlot that surrounded their home in Bethel an dMason Township. The woodlot was very well managed and is a wonderful gift to the Green Endowment at the University of Maine Foundation.

The Applins are a very generous couple and their support of the University is appreciated.