University of Maine Foundation

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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$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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Donations sought for student-led Maine Day Meal Pack-out

Donations are being sought for the Maine Day Meal Pack-out at the University of Maine on May 2. In meal pack-out events, campus and community volunteers pack meals that are then given to food banks and community organizations that feed the hungry. The goal of this year’s event is to contribute as many meals as […]

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University of Maine Foundation announces largest capital gift in UMaine history

An anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of a University of Maine engineering graduate has been committed to help construct UMaine’s Engineering Education and Design Center, according to UMaine President Susan J. Hunter and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills. This is the single largest capital gift in UMaine history, bringing […]

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Students volunteering throughout the country with Alternative Breaks

University of Maine students with Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement, are spending the upcoming winter and spring breaks volunteering throughout the United States. Since 1998, UMaine’s Black Bear Chapter of Alternative Breaks has organized trips for students to provide volunteer service to others. This year, the nonprofit is deploying six groups […]

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