Planned Giving Officers contact information

Sarah McPartland-Good
Foundation General Counsel
Located in the Orono office.

Sarah McPartland-Good, Esq. is the Foundation General Counsel at the University of Maine Foundation in Orono, where she has worked for twenty-one years to help University of Maine alumni and friends and their counsel to establish endowed funds to support UMaine students through bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other planned gifts. She is a member of the Maine bar and an inactive member of the New Hampshire bar. A former Board Secretary for the Maine Planned Giving Council, she served as the Chair of the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar and was appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as a trustee for the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection.

Karen Kemble
Planned Giving Officer
Located in the Orono office.

Karen Kemble ’P21 joined the University of Maine Foundation in 2015 as a planned giving officer. Karen works with individuals who wish to support UMaine by making planned gifts such as charitable bequests in their wills/trusts or other planning documents, donating real estate or other property, or creating life-income gifts. She also works with professional advisors whose clients wish to support UMaine.
In her former life, Karen worked in the private practice of law in Bangor for ten years and handled equal opportunity issues for the University of Maine as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity.
Karen grew up in Chesterville, a small town in western Maine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bates College where she played field hockey and was on the Nordic ski team. She went on to earn her law degree from Cornell Law School. She married her high-school sweetheart, Jay (UMaine ’87, ’95G). Karen and Jay have two children: Peter (UMaine Class of ’21) and Anna who is studying musical theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. When Karen isn’t working, she enjoys the outdoors and doing any activities with her family, including watching her son play baseball for UMaine and her daughter perform.

Dee Gardner
Planned Giving Officer and Coordinator of Reunion Giving
Located in the Falmouth office.

Dee Gardner ’89 joined the staff as a planned giving officer after years of experience in higher education – specifically at UMaine as senior associate director of admission and coordinator of the Portland office. Prior to joining UMaine, she was director of admission at the University of Southern Maine. While at UMaine, Dee was chosen to be a member of the All Maine Women Honor Society, and got her start in an internship in Enrollment Management during her senior year at UMaine, which introduced her to a career in higher education.

Here to Help

The University of Maine Foundation has professional planned giving officers ready to work with you and your advisors. We may be reached Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm by calling
1.800.982.8503 or via email.