University of Maine Foundation

Media preview UMaine athletic facility upgrades

The Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) previewed planned upgrades to the athletic facilities at the University of Maine, including improvements to the Harold Alfond Sports Stadium and a new soccer field. The upgrades will be completed with a $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation, part of the Foundation’s […]

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Soccer field

UMaine pursues transformative $110M athletic facilities plan 

The University of Maine has unveiled its transformative $110 million athletic facilities master plan. The initiative honors Harold Alfond’s legacy of support for Maine education and athletics by providing modern facilities for all 17 varsity programs at Maine’s only Division I athletic program, and improving the overall UMaine student experience. In October, the Harold Alfond […]

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WABI reports arts award to UMaine Foundation, Hudson Museum

WABI (Channel 5) reported that the University of Maine Foundation received a $5,000 award from the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Arts Expansion Fund to support the development and promotion of a virtual Wabanaki Winter Market and Wabanaki Artist Directory. The Hudson Museum will host the virtual event on Dec. 12. The Wabanaki Artist Directory is […]

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Wabanaki Center

University of Maine Wabanaki Center gift to benefit student success

An anonymous donor has made a $100,000 gift to create the Wabanaki Student Development and Success Fund at the University of Maine Foundation. The fund will assist Native American students pursuing University of Maine degrees “so that they can graduate as tomorrow’s leaders of their communities.”  John Bear Mitchell, Wabanaki Center outreach and student development […]

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BDN advances Dec. 3 talk about the American Revolution in Maine

The Bangor Daily News advanced a Zoom talk by Liam Riordan, a University of Maine professor of history, at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. “Does the American Revolution Look Different from the Penobscot River?” is presented by the Witherle Memorial Library of Castine and the Maine Humanities Council. More information and a registration link are online.

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Dan and Betty Churchill

Dan ’63 and Betty Churchill announce $6.5 million bequest to UMaine

At a recent University of Maine Foundation virtual Homecoming event, University of Maine benefactors Dan ’63 and Betty Churchill shared their intentions to make estate gifts estimated at up to $6.5 million to benefit the University of Maine. Their gifts will endow two $1.5 million School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA) professorships, one Climate […]

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Press Herald discusses ‘transformational’ Alfond donation with Ralph, Woodcock

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Seth Woodcock, University of Maine associate athletic director for development, and Ken Ralph, athletic director, about the impact of a $90 million donation from the Harold Alfond Foundation to UMaine athletics. Ralph believes the gift will facilitate recruitment of Maine’s top high school athletes. “We want them growing up with […]

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News Center interviews Cutler about UMaine virtual homecoming

News Center Maine interviewed Annie Cutler, vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Maine Alumni Association, for a story about UMaine’s first ever virtual homecoming Oct. 16–18. While local businesses noted that they would miss the crowds of alumni that usually visit campus during homecoming, Cutler indicated that including a virtual element […]

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