Establishing Your Legacy
Establishing a legacy through estate giving will impact generations of UMaine students, faculty and staff with enhanced learning opportunities in perpetuity. Generally, assets are used to establish endowed funds which can be dedicated to supporting UMaine in the way which follows your estate plan instructions. Skilled Foundation staff will quickly and confidentially provide gift illustrations and the language needed to be sure that your wishes are achieved.
If you let us know that you have provided at least $10,000 for the University of Maine or its affiliated organizations in your will, trust, pooled life income fund, life insurance policy, gift annuity or retirement fund, you immediately become a full member of the Charles F. Allen Legacy Society. Your gift need not be irrevocable and we understand that situations change. It is your current expression of commitment to the University that is important.
Inspiration for Giving
“We have been Black Bears since the Fall of 1989. Now, 30 years later, we remain committed to the future of our alma mater. We made our legacy commitment after meeting our initial philanthropic goals. We are fortunate to have started early and look forward to building upon our UMaine legacy.”
- Todd D. Saucier '93, '97G, '44H & Danielle Daigle Saucier '93, '96G
Gift Annuities Ensure Support Larry Wade graduated from Maine Maritime Academy after coming to Maine from his home state of Massachusetts. He and his wife Deanna joined Kiwanis Club Orono-Old Town after moving to the area in the early '90s, and met Dr. Winston Pullen,...
Creating a Legacy Through Estate Giving When Sylvio Normandeau matriculated at the University of Maine, he scraped together everything he and his father could gather to pay for his first semester. "I had enough money for the first semester between my father's and my...
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering Richard C. Hill, who passed away in July, left an indelible mark on the University of Maine. His work as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the College of Technology and Director of the Department of Industrial...
“I know that I am here speaking on behalf of all of the scholarship recipients at UMaine. Some of my classmates demonstrate amazing academic merit. Others demonstrate immense financial need. But all of us have one thing in common — we are extremely grateful for the support that you and others have given us. Receiving a scholarship is powerful, not just because of the financial assistance, but because someone believes in you. It is a vote of confidence to know that others actually care and believe that you can succeed. That means the world.”- Samuel Chamberlain '18
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