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C.O.R.E. Campaign - Named Gift Opportunities

In addition to gifts and bequests to the Lobster Institute Endowment Fund or Lobster Institute Director’s Fund, donors may attach their name to or memorialize someone through a named fund. All those who support the Lobster Institute’s C.O.R.E. Campaign with a named gift will be listed on a special recognition plaque to be displayed at the offices of the Lobster Institute. Naming opportunities through gifts and bequests, are available for the following funds at the stated levels. Please contact us for more information on providing a named gift.
$1,000,000

The University of Maine John Doe Chair – a joint appointment as Lobster Institute Executive Director & Lobster Research Professor

$500,000

  • The John Doe Lobster Stock Assessment Initiative – funding a research initiative, at the doctoral level, in lobster stock assessment
  • The John Doe Lobster Institute First Response Fund for Lobster Health – devoted to doctoral level work on topical lobster health and environmental monitoring issues

$250,000

  • The John Doe Fellowship in Lobster Health – a fund to support the John Doe Fellow, a post-doctoral position working under the Lobster Institute First Response Fund for Lobster Health
  • The John Doe Lobster Institute Senior Associate – a significant position within the Institute, responsible for communications, outreach and development efforts
  • The John Doe Fellowship in Lobster Product Development – to support a John Doe Fellow, a graduate assistant working on new product development or value-added products related to the lobster industry

$100,000

  • The John Doe Lobster Institute Associate – a key position within the Institute, handling special projects and budgetary duties.
  • The Jane Smith Medallion Echelon Fund for Lobster Stock Assessment – to support the work of the John Doe Lobster Stock Initiative
  • The Jane Smith Medallion Echelon Fund for Lobster Health – to support the work of the John Doe Fellow in Lobster Health and other lobster health research initiatives of the Lobster Institute
  • The Jane Smith Medallion Echelon Fund for Lobster Product Development – to support the work of the John Doe Fellow in Lobster Product Development in developing value-added food products or other new products related to the lobster industry
  • The John Doe Medallion Echelon Fund for Research – a fund to support the overall mission of the Lobster Institute with emphasis on scientific research.
  • The John Doe Medallion Echelon Fund for Lobster Education – a fund to support the overall mission of the Lobster Institute with emphasis on educational projects both for those in the industry and the general public
  • The John Doe Medallion Echelon Fund for Lobster Institute Communications – a fund to support the overall mission of the Lobster Institute, with emphasis on the communications efforts of the Lobster Institute to maintain linkages between all sectors and regions of the lobster industry and between the lobster industry and scientists
  • The John Doe Medallion Echelon Fund for Lobster Institute Outreach – a fund to support the overall mission of the Lobster Institute, with emphasis on the outreach to provide technical assistance to the lobster industry

$75,000

  • The John Doe Diamond Level Fund for Lobster Health
  • The John Doe Diamond Level Fund for Lobster Stock Assessment
  • The John Doe Diamond Level Fund for Research
  • The John Doe Diamond Level Fund for Lobster Education
  • The John Doe Diamond Level Fund for Lobster Institute Communications
  • The John Doe Diamond Level Fund for Lobster Institute Outreach

$50,000

  • The John Doe Gold Level Fund for Lobster Health
  • The John Doe Gold Level Fund for Lobster Stock Assessment
  • The John Doe Gold Level Fund for Research
  • The John Doe Gold Level Fund for Lobster Education
  • The John Doe Gold Level Fund for Lobster Institute Communications
  • The John Doe Gold Level Fund for Lobster Institute Outreach

$25,000

  • The John Doe Silver Level Fund for Lobster Health
  • The John Doe Silver Level Fund for Lobster Stock Assessment
  • The John Doe Silver Level Fund for Research
  • The John Doe Silver Level Fund for Lobster Education
  • The John Doe Silver Level Fund for Lobster Institute Communications
  • The John Doe Silver Level Fund for Lobster Institute Outreach

$10,000

  • The John Doe Bronze Level Fund for Lobster Health
  • The John Doe Bronze Level Fund for Lobster Stock Assessment
  • The John Doe Bronze Level Fund for Research
  • The John Doe Bronze Level Fund for Lobster Education
  • The John Doe Bronze Level Fund for Lobster Institute Communications
  • The John Doe Bronze Level Fund for Lobster Institute Outreach

Lobster Instititute
210 Rogers Hall • University of Maine • Orono, ME 04469
207-581-1443

The Lobster Institute’s endowed funds are established within the University of Maine Foundation. The Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization which serves as the fiscal sponsor and fund manager for the Friends of the Lobster Institute. Established in 1934, the Foundation exists to encourage gifts and bequests to elevate intellectual pursuits at the University of Maine.


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