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Support Our Work

The Maine Folklife Center is able to provide its services with the help of your generous support.

There are a number of ways of supporting the Center:

Contribute to the Drive Dull Care Away Campaign to support the Sandy Ives Endowment.  Once the goal is reached, income generated from the endowment will be used to fund the ongoing programs of the Maine Folklife Center.  Click the link below to learn more about the campaign and donating.

Drive Dull Care Away Campaign to preserve Sandy Ives’s Legacy

Become a member!  Membership dues help enable the Maine Folklife Center to function as a self-supporting unit of the University of Maine. By pledging membership, individuals and institutions play a vital role in encouraging the study, documentation and presentation of Maine’s traditional cultural heritage.

Benefits of membership include:
A copy of our annual Northeast Folklore publication
The Maine Folklife Center newsletter
A 10% discount on audio, video and publications

There are two ways to become a member: you can visit our marketplace to become a member or print off and mail in the Membership form (link below).

Printable Membership Form

You can also support the Maine Folklife Center by buying items from our marketplace.  For anyone interested in the region or folklore in general a publication by the Center or a subscription to our newsletter would make a great gift!


Thank you for your support!