Centralmaine.com reports on $800,000 donation to Fogler Library

Centralmaine.com reported that the University of Maine Fogler Library has received an $800,000 gift from the estate of Lee Gagnon, a Waterville native and a member of the class of 1959, to support an endowed memorial fund in honor of his parents. The Lionel J. Gagnon and Germaine Fortin Gagnon Memorial Fund will provide resources for the library’s procurement of resources, including books, videos, tapes, computer equipment, software and supplies, speakers, programs and materials in perpetuity. UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy said, “This gift will advance the ability of the state’s largest research library to provide excellent resources to our university community, across the University of Maine System and the state. As part of our Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, Fogler has a critical role in supporting students, faculty, staff and Maine residents.”