University of Maine Foundation

Crowdfunding efforts underway for new sugar house, international nursing trip

The University of Maine Foundation’s crowdfunding platform is designed to empower students, faculty and staff to raise funds for specific projects, events and activities. Through the power of small contributions from a large number of people, Fill the Steins connects the UMaine community to student and campus needs. The most recent campaigns seek funds to […]

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Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event Nov. 8

The University of Maine will host “Equity, Access and Inclusion: A World Usability Day Event” 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Nov. 8. World Usability Day, established in 2005, is a day that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen and government groups to promote the values of usability, accessibility and universal design to ensure that services […]

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AP, Mainebiz report University of Maine Foundation has record fundraising year in 2018

The Associated Press and Mainebiz reported the University of Maine Foundation reached a fundraising record in fiscal year 2018. The foundation received gifts and pledges totaling $36.9 million, an increase of 115 percent from 2017. Fundraising brought the foundation’s “Vision for Tomorrow” comprehensive campaign to over $160 million, 80 percent of its goal, the articles […]

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Over $133,000 raised in tribute to President Susan J. Hunter

More than $133,000 for scholarships and construction of the Engineering Education and Design Center has been raised to honor the leadership of University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Susan J. Hunter, according to University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills. The announcement was made May 24 at a tribute dinner for […]

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Fundraising on Maine Day focus of Currents magazine story

The May/June issue of Currents, published by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, included a one-page story with photos about Maine Day and the University of Maine Foundation’s Maine Day of Giving. “We wanted to connect the day to a tradition of the university,” said Monique Hashey, University of Maine Foundation director of […]

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Vision for Tomorrow matching gift program raises more than $4.8 million

The matching gift program of the University of Maine’s Vision for Tomorrow campaign has raised more than $4.8 million, according to the University of Maine Foundation. A $1 million bequest from an anonymous donor leveraged $3.8 million in additional support for UMaine. The now-completed program was the public phase of the Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive […]

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Z107.3 previews Maine Day of Giving

Z107.3 advanced the University of Maine’s Maine Day of Giving. May 2 is Maine Day, a day filled with community service at UMaine, as well as the Maine Day of Giving, where the university fundraises money for many causes campuswide, according to the report. Students and alumni are encouraged to spread the word to ask […]

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Engineering gift

$1 million corporate gift pledged for UMaine engineering building

Packaging Corporation of America has pledged a $1 million gift to help construct the University of Maine Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine Pulp & Paper Foundation President Carrie Enos. PCA is one of the largest producers of containerboard and corrugated packaging products in the U.S., and a corporate member of UMPPF. Headquartered […]

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Call for nominations for 2018 Geddes W. Simpson Distinguished Lecturer

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Selection Committee is calling for nominations for the 17th Geddes W. Simpson Lecture, which will be held fall 2018. The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture invites speakers of prominence who have provided significant insight into the area where science and history intersect. The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Fund was […]

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