Help Us Meet the Alfond Challenge!

UMaine v Bryant There are many ways that fans can help us meet the Alfond Challenge and strengthen UMaine Football!

Make A Gift

  • Gifts of cash and marketable securities are eligible for the Foundation match.  Give online – it’s secure and convenient!  Gifts of $1,000+ qualify you for membership within the UMaine President’s Club.  Donors whose lifetime giving to UMaine is at least $25,000 are eligible for membership within the prestigious Stillwater Society.
  • Gifts from UMaine football alumni are especially welcome and important to meeting the conditions of the Alfond Challenge.  The Foundation is seeking gifts from at least 255 football alumni before the end of this calendar year.
  • Participation matters!  Encourage classmates, teammates, family members, neighbors, and business associates to support Black Bear football!

Cheer on the Black Bears!

  • Come to our games and cheer on the Black Bears!  The Alfond Foundation is very committed to helping UMaine create a terrific game day experience for our students and our community.
  • Tailgate with us!  Thousands of tourists visit our state to enjoy autumn in Maine.  Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to Orono to see our beautiful campus on a crisp, fall day.  Check out this Web site, too, for special tailgating activities at many of our “away” games!
  • If you played football for UMaine, you can help us by making a gift and mentoring our current scholar athletes.  We always welcome our former Black Bears back to campus.  Whether you want to speak to a class about your career success, or want to give an inspirational talk in our locker room, we’d love to hear from you!  We also invite you to consider hosting an event for other UMaine alumni and friends in your home, business, or club.
  • Join fellow fans on Facebook!