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Gift Processing

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How do I Give?

How do I give?

Online – click on the “Give Now” button on this page or go to Donors may complete the online gift form to make donations using your:
Credit card information (credit card charge). Bank account information (electronic check).

Donors may complete the online gift form to make a donation by charging a credit card or donating directly from a savings or checking account using the “Electronic Check” option online.

By Mail – mail donations to:

Gift Processing Department
The University of Maine
P.O. Box 370
Orono, ME 04473-0370

What types of gifts are accepted by the University?

Exception: The value of a person’s or organization’s time or service is not considered a charitable contribution, regardless of whether the individual assists as a volunteer or as a professional providing a specialized service (e.g., accounting, legal work, consulting or printing).4

Note: Because federal guidelines regarding gift-in-kind donations are complex, please contact the Gift Processing Department when such donations are considered or initiated.

Can donations be made in memory or in honor of someone?

Yes. The University accepts memorial and honorary donations.

Donations should be sent directly from the donor to:

University of maine
Gift Processing Department
P.O. Box 370
Orono, ME 04473-0370

A note on or accompanying the check stating “in memory of” or “in honor of” and the person’s name is enough to indicate that the donation is a memorial or honorary donation. Memorial and honorary donations may also be made using the University’s Online Giving Website at A field is provided to indicate the name of the person to be memorialized or honored.The Gift Processing Department is responsible for sending notices of memorial and honorary donations when they are directed to allocations held at the University and the University of Maine Alumni Association.

These notifications include the donors’ names, their mailing addresses, and the allocation in which each memorial or honorary donation was made.

Because of privacy standards, donation values are never disclosed in these notifications.

If you are interested in suggesting memorial or honorary donations to the University in an obituary or posting, please contact the Gift Processing Department.


3 IRS Pub. 526, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines, 4th edition

4 IRS Pub. 526, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines, 4th edition


Contact Information

Gift Processing
121B Alumni Hall
Orono, Maine 04473-0370
Phone: (866) 578-2156 | Fax: (207) 581-9335
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System