The University of Maine Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign exceeded its $200 million goal by more than $8 million, providing funding in four major priority areas — Fostering Student Success, Ensuring Access for All of Maine, Catalyzing Maine’s Economy and Accelerating Discovery to Impact.
UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery Mills announced the successful completion of the record-setting fundraising effort in September.
Almost 60% of the $208,586,510 raised is for student and faculty support. That support included more than 500 new scholarship funds.
An anonymous $1 million matching gift created over $4.8 million in total new investment for scholarships and other endowment support for Maine students to attend UMaine.
Other highlights include gifts supporting UMaine’s six colleges and athletics, and major funding for the new Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, which is expected to be open in fall 2022.
Among other transformational gifts that now shape UMaine’s future: Emera Astronomy Center (now Versant Power Astronomy Center), Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, Stephen E. King Chair in Literature, Linda G. and Donald N. Zillman Art Museum – University of Maine, and Lafayette and Rawcliffe 4-H Science and Engineering Center.
Additional support for students included the Alton ’38 and Adelaide Hamm Campus Activity Fund, and, in 2020, the Student Crisis Fund, created by the University of Maine Foundation to help students with emergency funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to all the donors who made this possible.