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About Harold Alfond and UMaine

Alfond Statue 2583Harold Alfond and many of his family members have proven to be among UMaine’s most loyal fans!  The University of Maine Black Bears are the state’s only NCAA Division I athletic program, and offer a fan experience that is second to none in Maine.  The Alfonds’ support of the UMaine Black Bears totals more than $15 million in gifts and pledges.   The Alfonds and the Alfond Foundation have leveraged further support from other donors through their challenge grants.  Directly and indirectly, the Alfonds’ philanthropy has benefited hundreds of scholar athletes, coaching staffs, and UMaine fans, including students and local families.