University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center announces $2 million in gifts, grants
The University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center has received a $1 million gift from Bobby Monks and Bonnie Porta in support of the Maine Center’s mission to prepare leaders for Maine through interdisciplinary, experiential, and market-driven graduate and professional education. The Maine Center has also partnered in support of a $1 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to the University of Maine System that will increase distance learning for graduate and professional and undergraduate education, and access to telemedicine across 11 rural Maine counties.
The USDA grant, secured in partnership with all UMS universities, Maine Law, the Maine Center, and Northern Light Health, is being counted toward the matching requirements of the initial $7.5 million challenge grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation in support of the Maine Center. Completion of the initial challenge grant opens the door to the Foundation’s pledge of an additional $55 million in match-obligated commitments for the Maine Center as part of the Harold Alfond Foundation’s $240 million investment in the University of Maine System announced last October.
The University of Maine Graduate School of Business is a partner program in the Maine Center academic consortium.
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Contact: Dan Demeritt, dan.demeritt@maine.