University of Maine Phonathon

The UMaine phonathon is an essential element of the Annual Fund. Every year, University of Maine students reach out to alumni and friends, sharing news of UMaine and requesting financial support. Our students represent many different majors and areas of interest but share one element in common: all love UMaine and are committed to helping to raise private support to ensure future excellence.

Some donors choose to give where the need is greatest at UMaine; others choose to designate their gift for a specific college, department, team, performing arts ensemble, or another area that is meaningful to them.

You can make a gift with a credit card when our students call, or you are welcome to make a pledge for later payment by check or credit card. Every gift matters and makes a difference!

Student caller with a sign that says "Thank you for supporting the University of Maine!"

Phonathon FAQ:

Why does the UMaine Foundation phonathon call?

Phonathon provides an opportunity for the University of Maine Foundation to communicate personally with UMaine’s alumni and friends. Our student callers provide a window to current campus life and love speaking with everyone in an effort to fundraise, thank our donors, keep up-to-date contact information, and to connect with our donors over the College of Our Hearts Always!

Who is phonathon?Phonathon caller

Phonathon is staffed by current UMaine students representing all colleges, including the Honors College, in a variety of majors and programs. Phonathon student callers also represent many states as well as other countries. They call because they love the University of Maine and they love speaking with you.

Is it safe to give out my credit card information over the phone when making a gift to phonathon?

Absolutely – Phonathon computers are behind a secure firewall and callers are overseen by a full-time professional staff member. Also, making a gift via credit or debit card saves on paper usage, postage, and your gift can be put to use immediately. The phonathon center is located in Buchanan Alumni House.

When does phonathon call?

Phonathon shifts run from Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm, Mondays 6-9pm, and Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-9pm.

Phonathon caller

I am a current UMaine student, how can I apply to UMaine phonathon?

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students may apply by going to this link or emailing phonathon@maine.edu.