Moving Forward


President Danielle Ripich, Ph.D., announced as of June 1, 2015, the University of New England has reached a significant milestone, having raised more than $50 million towards the $60 million Moving Forward Campaign goal. “The outpouring of support from every imaginable constituency has been impressive and heartwarming. 100% of our Trustees and over half of our faculty and staff have contributed to ensure the best possible education for our students. We have been joined by alumni, friends and philanthropists who support our vision and recognize the value UNE brings to the communities we live and work in, and those our students go on to serve.”

When the campaign went public in March of 2014, $40 million had been raised since 2009 from generous lead donors that believed in the ten-year strategic plan adopted in 2007. Developed under the leadership of President Danielle N. Ripich, Vision 2017 was simple but bold: The University of New England will be nationally recognized with programs of excellence and innovation in health professions and the arts and sciences.

* as of June 1, 2015

Gifts at Work


There is a story behind every gift, about how donors appreciate the impact their generosity has on students and their educational experiences. In each of the three videos below donors tell why they feel passionate about the difference they make. Help us spread the word by sharing your stories at


Moving Forward

A lot has been accomplished but there is more to be done:


Leadership giving

Since 2009, UNE has quietly been securing lead gifts and accumulating Annual Fund contributions. As we enter the public phase of the UNE Moving Forward Campaign, please join us in recognizing the following individuals and organizations whose milestone contributions in support of the University’s initiatives are already making a significant impact on the lives of our students.

* Deceased

Ways of Giving

All gifts made or pledged to the University of New England by May 31, 2017 will help us reach our $60 million fundraising goal.

Annual Fund Gifts

support scholarship, academic enrichment opportunities, student life programs, facilities, sports and recreation, student and faculty research and much more.

Endowment Gifts

provide lasting support for the university through scholarships, professorships, student research and a range of other opportunities.

Capital Gifts

fund the construction and renovation of the places where learning happens at UNE. There are numerous naming opportunities for projects throughout this campaign to help fund the buildings and equipment that will provide our students with a state-of-the-art education.

Planned Gifts

allow you to support UNE through your will, charitable trust, or estate plan. We would be honored to help you make UNE a part of your lasting legacy.


Campaign Committee

Robert McAfee


Robert E. McAfee, MD, HON ’94
Campaign Committee Chair






Josephine Detmer


Josephine H. Detmer, HON ’06
Honorary Campaign Steering Committee

  • David L. Anderson, PhD
  • Ann Butterworth ’77, ’81
  • Donna Litchfield Cheney ’62
  • Mark Doiron
  • Sandra L. Goolden
  • Kathryne A. Leonard, DO ’86
  • Robert Leonard, Jr., DO ’86
  • Mark Malone
  •  Eleanor Manning Morrell ’49
  • Danielle N. Ripich, PhD
  • Barry C. Saltz, DDS
  • Joseph J. Valenza ’68, PhD


For more information, please contact:
The Office for Institutional Advancement
(207) 221-4373