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Consider participating in a long-standing UMaine tradition of philanthropy. 

Thank you to all who participated in Class  Giving 2024 and congratulations!

Graduating Class Giving at UMaine


It is a Black Bear tradition. Graduating students are encouraged to make a gift to support their department, college,

or favorite activity like those who came before them.

University of Maine graduating class philanthropy is facilitated by the UMaine Foundation.



Brenna Jones
Manager of Graduating Class Giving
University of Maine, Class of 2024
Philanthropy Cord

Make a senior class gift of $20.24 or more and you will:



Become an honored guest at the True Blue Toast reception

A champagne (or sparkling water) and cupcake reception hosted by University of Maine Foundation President Jeff Mills ’82 prior to graduation–scheduled for April 25.


Receive a commemorative philanthropy cord to wear at commencement


Become a member of the UMaine Loyal M Society

UMaine Loyal M Society membership recognizes consecutive years of giving, only current students are admitted with their first gift.

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Membership in UMaine’s annual leadership giving society, the President’s Club, is typically offered to donors with annual giving of $1000 or more. Graduating students and alumni 1-5 years from graduation may join with a gift of $250 or more. 

UMaine is a place full of passionate and committed people that truly created a community where I was able to grow and find a home. The community here is a huge reason I wanted to give back through the Senior Class Giving Campaign, so others can experience this incredible environment that allows its students to truly thrive. I will always be appreciative of my time here at UMaine and to its community. 

Brenna Jones

Majors: Sociology & Mathematics Minors: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies & Criminal Justice Additional Activities: National WGS Honors Society (TRIOTA) President, Leadership Team for the Greater Bangor Houseless Collective (GBHC) Class of 2024

For the past four years, the University of Maine has been my home away from home and it has introduced me to so many passionate and welcoming people. I wanted to give back to the
UMaine community so that others may be able to have a similar experience as well as thank UMaine for providing me with a sense of belonging.

Alexandra Sousa

Major: Marine science with a concentration in marine biology. Additional activities: Class of 2024 Treasurer, Celtic Dance Club Vice President, Argentine Tango Co-President, Hip Hop Club, Club Broadway, UMaine Crew Club. Class of 2024.

My journey with UMaine has been full of wonderful opportunities and an outstanding community. The generosity of donors has allowed me to gain experiences in research, life skills, and even some life long friends. I want others to experience these life changing opportunities and share the same love that I have for the Black Bear community, and this gift can help make that happen.

Abby Cadorette

Major: Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Minor: Sustainable Agriculture. Additional Activities: President of All Maine Women, Vice President of Senior Class Council, Divest UMS, Member of the Honors College, Class of 2024

Hi there, I am Autumn Ganzel! I have spent the past four years at the University of Maine as an Animal and Veterinary Science major. UMO can be described as an inclusive, cohesive web of so many different cultures, organizations, clubs, and traditions in which anyone can feel at home. I am beyond thankful for the time I have spent at UMaine and for the numerous connections I
have built. When offered the chance, it was a no-brainer to give back to this black bear community.

Autumn Ganzel

Major: Animal and Veterinary Science, Pre-Vet Concentration Aditional Activities: Senior Class Council - Webmaster Officer; UMaine Pre-Vet Club - President, Class of 2024

The University of Maine has been my second home for the past 4 years. I have learned the importance of relationships in many aspects and community values. I wanted to give back to the place that has given me the most and has taught me where my place is in this world and the endless opportunities I can endure. I’m thankful to have UMaine always be a part of my life and to share this love with the future Black Bears to come

Nathalie Poulin

Major: Social Work. Minor: Sociology. Additional Activities: President of Senior Class Council, Representative for Student Government. Class of 2024.

Giving back to the University of Maine was very important to me because I have spent four years being a part of a community that may seem big and scary but is really close knit and down to earth. Going to various sports games or events on campus helped acclimate me to the area but getting to know the professors and students in my major was worthwhile. I hope that giving back will allow future students wanting to pursue veterinary medicine more learning opportunities to expand their knowledge. 

Kayla Carrier

Major: Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Pre-Vet Concentration Additional Activities: Internal Vice President of Pre-Veterinary Club, Secretary - Class of 2024 Council

I was inspired to give by all of my amazing professors in the History Department. I hope it will help to support the fascinating field trips and other student activities that they put on.

Christopher Brunton

Major: History Class of 2022

The University of Maine has been my home away from home for the past three years. I was able to feel a great sense of community and welcome at UMaine, and was given wonderful opportunities and experiences. I am giving back to thank UMaine for all the relationships and connections I have made, valuable experiences I  gained, and for opening the door for great opportunities in the future. 

Jinyoung Park

Major: Chemistry. Additional activities: International Student Association and Operation H.E.A.R.T.S. Class of 2022

To me the Senior Class Giving Campaign is a way to give back to the community that has shaped me into who I am today. UMaine became my second home and the campaign gives other students a chance to find their way as a Black Bear.

Jordon Gregory

Major: Chemical Engineering. Additional activities: Alternative Breaks and AMW. Class of 2022

My Black Bear journey has been supported from day 1 by the generosity of donors, faculty members, and my peers. As a first-generation student, this generosity has welcomed me into the community where I have thrived. This generosity of time and resources is what it means to be a Black Bear and I am happy to have the opportunity to pay it forward.

Dominique DiSpirito

Major: Political Science. Additional Activities: President, All Maine Women Class of 2022 President, UMaine Interfaith Group Senior Class Giving Manager, University of Maine Foundation Committee Chair & Student Director, 2022 Maine Day Meal Packout, Class of 2022

We as a class have been through so much together, and we leaned on each other as a community to get through it, therefore I am super excited to be able to give back to the UMaine community after it has given so much to us through our time here. Although it may not have been what I was expecting or what I hoped it would be, I am very thankful and appreciative for my time at UMaine and am excited to be able to give back to a community that has already given me so much!

Vincent Scott

Major: Ecology & Environmental Sciences. Additional Activities: Alternative Breaks, Team Maine, Dirigo Leadership Society, Senior Class Council, Class of 2022

Being able to be so involved during my last four years at the University of Maine has made my experience unlike any other. The sense of community and belonging at the University of Maine is a huge reason why I want to give back through the Senior Class Giving Campaign. I am proud to be able to give back to the place that allowed me to figure out who I truly wanted to be. For that reason, I am grateful to be a Black Bear.

Kaylee Knowles

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorder Minor: Disciplinary Disabilities Studies. Additional Activities: President of the Panhellenic Council, Vice President of the Class of 2022, Vice President of the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Sister of Alpha Omicron Pi

After transferring to the University of Maine I found a place where I was able to truly thrive, both personally and academically. Even through all we have endured the last two years, the UMaine community has been welcoming and inspiring; I cherish this opportunity to give back to the community that has given me so much.

Kaitlyn Ridley

Major: Political Science, Minors: Legal Studies and Leadership Studies, Activities: All Maine Women, Alternative Breaks, Women's Club Basketball, Pre-Law Society, Class of 2022