University of Maine Foundation

Nominations sought for 2017 Barbara Hikel Retiree Award

The President’s Council for University of Maine Retirees is soliciting nominations for the 2017 Barbara Hikel Retiree Award. The annual award is given to a UMaine retiree who provides extraordinary voluntary service to the university. The honor was established in 2006 in memory and recognition of Barbara Hikel, a longtime employee who continued to serve […]

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Media report on Alfond Foundation’s $1.5M gift to UMaine Athletics

The Associated Press, Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, WLBZ (Channel 2), Mainebiz, WVII (Channel 7) and 92.9 FM The Ticket reported the University of Maine has received a $1.5 million, three-year award from the Harold Alfond Foundation to support UMaine Athletics. The Alfond Foundation will give $750,000 in unrestricted funds to UMaine Athletics to […]

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UMaine Athletics receives $1.5 million award from Alfond Foundation

Editor’s note: Story updated Oct. 31. The University of Maine has received a $1.5 million, three-year award from the Harold Alfond Foundation to support UMaine Athletics. The award establishes the Alfond Fund in the University of Maine Foundation, focused on creating a centralized fundraising structure for UMaine Athletics and continuing support of the football program. “Through the years, Harold Alfond and […]

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Private memorial service for Gordon Hamilton set for Nov. 3

A private memorial service for University of Maine Professor Gordon S. Hamilton will be held Nov. 3, 3–5 p.m., at Buchanan Alumni House. At the request of the family, the service is by invitation only. A video tribute to Dr. Hamilton is expected to be released later in November. A memorial fund in Dr. Hamilton’s […]

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Painting studio dedication, sporting events to mark Homecoming Oct. 14–16

The University of Maine’s Homecoming 2016 will be celebrated with several events on campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 14–16. A special highlight this year will be the dedication of the Professor Michael H. Lewis Painting Studio in the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center on campus. The dedication event begins at noon Saturday, Oct. 15 in […]

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Alumnus David Sklar joins Legacy Society with $1M planned gift, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News published a University of Maine Foundation news release announcing entrepreneur David Sklar ’63 has joined the Charles F. Allen Legacy Society with a $1 million planned gift. UMaine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills and UMaine President Susan J. Hunter recently presented Sklar with a certificate recognizing him as a new member […]

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University of Maine Foundation treasurer Darryl Brown passes away

University of Maine Foundation treasurer and former board chair Darryl Brown passed away June 18. He was 71. Brown received two degrees from UMaine, and the Darryl and Penny Brown Scholarship Fund is held at the University of Maine Foundation. A University of Maine Foundation announcement on his passing is online.

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Maine Day of Giving May 4

The University of Maine Annual Fund office will be conducting the institution’s first Maine Day of Giving May 4, 2016. The 24-hour-long event will take place during the University’s annual Maine Day – traditionally a day of service for University students, faculty and staff, also on May 4. In this way, alumni and friends of […]

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