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Welcome to Black Bear Fund

The Black Bear Fund is the University of Maine’s athletic fundraising program which benefits the hundreds of scholar athletes who compete as UMaine Black Bears.  The University of Maine is the only college or university in the state that competes in NCAA Division I athletics.  A strong athletics presence on campus contributes to a unique atmosphere for all students and members of the UMaine community, as well as the thousands of fans who follow the Black Bears in Orono and across the nation!

All gifts that support the UMaine Black Bears help us grow the Black Bear Fund.  Donors can support the Black Bear Fund through gifts to a specific team or for a specific need, such as scholarships.  Donors can also make unrestricted gifts that UMaine Athletics will use where “the need is the greatest” to help scholar athletes achieve excellence in the classroom and in competition.

Regardless of where you designate your gift within UMaine Athletics, or what type of gift you make, your gift will count toward the Black Bear Fund!