Senior Class Giving at UMaine


It is a Black Bear tradition. Seniors are encouraged to make a gift to support their department, college,  or favorite activity like those who came before them.

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


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Consider participating in a UMaine tradition of philanthropy. 

Class of 2021 pint glass

Make a senior class gift of $20.21 or more and you will:

• Be invited to the True Blue Toast, a virtual reception hosted by University of Maine Foundation President Jeff Mills ’82 prior to graduation–scheduled for May 7 at 4 p.m.

• Receive a commemorative pint glass

• Become members of the UMaine Loyal M Society (only current students are admitted with their first gift)

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 seniors and alumni 1-5 years from graduation may join with a gift of $250 or more.

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UMaine has and will forever hold a special place in my heart. As my time at Maine is coming to a close, I understand the importance of giving back so others following behind me can have the same special experiences that I had. I’m asking others to join me in making a gift to UMaine so future generations of Black Bear athletes have the same amazing opportunities that I did while here as a student-athlete.

Blanca Millan

Kinesiology and Physical Education, UMaine Women's Basketball, Class of 2021

I hope others will consider joining me, as the University of Maine strives to create an optimal student experience with the help of the current and future alumni. I am very grateful for the opportunities the University of Maine has given me as a student-athlete. By giving back I hope to inspire others to donate to ensure that future Black Bears are able to make the most of their time in Orono!

Jane Stevens

Nursing, UMaine Women's Soccer, Class of 2021

The University of Maine has provided me with so many wonderful opportunities and experiences, so the least that I can do is give back. I am giving back to say thank you to the place, the people, and the community that has shaped me over the past four years. I will forever be thankful for the relationships I have built, the knowledge I have gained, and the path I have created for my future, here at the University of Maine.

Bethany Ashley

Accounting, Maine Business School, Class of 2020

I decided to give back to UMaine as a Class of 2020 alum because of how much it has given to me in my four years here. Not only has it given me many opportunities and experiences, but it also has shown me how I can better the community and make an impact. 

Alex Bromley

Food Science with a minor in Microbiology, Class of 2020

Your Class of 2020 Senior Class Gift makes you a new member of the Loyal M Society of the University of Maine — a gift club recognizing consecutive support of the UMaine Annual Fund. Current UMaine students are welcomed with their first gift.

I have been a member of the Loyal M Society for over 44 years. UMaine was and continues to be an important part of my life.

Your gifts, large or small, are integral to the University and being part of this loyal group will keep you connected to the College of Our Hearts, Always!

Henry W. Saunders III

President, Class of 1950

Senior Class Giving is a great program for  seniors to give back to the people and the area that helped us the most in achieving our degree. When my fellow classmates and I walk across that stage with our philanthropy cords we will be sending out the message to other students and alumni that even as students we can make a difference with a small gift of $20.19

Alexandrea San Agustin

Business Marketing Major, Class of 2019

I decided to give to UMaine in honor of my class because in my time here, I have been given so many wonderful opportunities that I wanted to find a way to give back and say thank you. Giving to UMaine is one way I can remain connected to the community after my time here ends.

Emma Brickman

Social Work Major, Class of 2019