Contact: Contact: Amos Orcutt, University of Maine Foundation President/CEO, 207 581-5100
ORONO — Amos Orcutt, president/CEO of the University of Maine Foundation, has announced the appointment of Daniel B. Williams as planned giving officer. Williams, who earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from UMaine, returns to his alma mater having accumulated a great deal of experience relevant to his new position.
Since 2006, Williams has served as foundation president and director of development for Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor. In that role, he was responsible for all institutional fundraising including planned giving, annual and endowed scholarships, in-kind gifts, annual campaign and capital projects. Prior to that, the former state legislator served as director of annual and reunion giving for the University of Maine Alumni Association and as assistant director of admissions for UMaine.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity and am honored to be joining such a strong organization,” Williams says. “I can think of no better way of advancing the University of Maine’s mission and making higher education accessible to more students than through the Foundation.”
Williams and his wife, State Rep. Emily Cain, who is also a UMaine graduate, live in Orono.
“I am delighted to welcome Danny Williams to the University of Maine Foundation,” says Orcutt. “His enthusiasm, commitment to the University of Maine and his broad experience are great assets that will complement and enhance the mission of the Foundation, which is dedicated to encouraging gifts and bequests to promote academic achievement, foster research and elevate intellectual pursuits at the University of Maine.”
More information about the University of Maine Foundation is online at www.umainefoundation.org