Annual Giving - Maximizing Your Gift
There are a number of ways for donors to ensure that their Annual Fund gifts have a maximum impact at UMaine. Many donors work closely with their employers to take advantage of matching gift programs. For example, an alumnus working for a company that matches on a 1:2 basis can ensure that his or her gift of $250 brings $500 to UMaine. Another way in which donors can maximize their giving is to make a recurring or sustaining gift, whereby his or her credit card or checking account is charged monthly. This method of giving is convenient and secure, and helps UMaine to plan ahead. Online giving can also help donors maximize their donations to the Annual Fund by saving costs related to printing and postage.