CAMPAIGN GOAL: $60 MILLION
RAISED TO DATE: $50 MILLION*
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
SHARING THE UNE STORY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former Trustee Eleanor Manning Morrell ’49 and Richard Morrell HA ’96 give to endow a scholarship.
Trustee Sandi Goolden contributes to the fund that supported UNE’s first Student Entrepreneurship Contest.
The Arthur Girard Family gifts Ram Island in Saco Bay to enhance UNE’s Marine Science Programs.
A lot has been accomplished but there is more to be done:
Goal: $20 Million
Recent gifts include a trust that will establish an endowed scholarship in honor of Lillian Corey WC ’56, and a KeyBank Scholars grant that will support College of Dental Medicine Students when they begin their clinical rotations in Maine. Direct student support, whether in the form of scholarships, stipends for internships, research or travel, is one of the most important objectives remaining in the campaign in order to make sure anyone can have access to the innovative opportunities offered by a UNE education.
Goal: $25 Million
Education and healthcare are in the midst of dynamic change and UNE is at the forefront of both. A major grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation is supporting Interprofessional education that is linking all our colleges to clinical programs in team-based healthcare. A grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been a catalyst for new UNE approaches to educational reform. In addition to continued support for these initiatives, a major objective for the balance of the campaign will be funding for innovative programs in the marine sciences that will help grow Maine’s marine economy.
Goal: $15 Million
UNE’s growth is most visible when walking on one of our campuses — whether in Biddeford and Portland Maine or Tangier Morocco. Renovated or new, the facilities that support our ever-expanding programs are second to none. It is appropriate that the last major Campaign place-based objective is the first building built at Westbrook Seminary in 1835. Lovingly restored, Alumni Hall in Portland will once again be the centerpiece of campus life and learning. Generous estate gifts and trusts from Westbrook alumni have funded the start of renovations, but many more will be asked to give in honor of the history and the legacy it represents.
UNRESTRICTED/UNDESIGNATED: Total Raised: $725,465
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.
$1,000,000 and higher
- Harold Alfond Foundation
- Delta Dental Plan of Maine
- Henry L. & Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, Inc.
- Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
- Maine Technology Institute
- State of Maine
Sandra Rice Sternburg WJC ’56*
$250,000 to $999,999
- Betterment Fund
- Raquel and Peter Boehmer
The Honorable George H. W. Bush, HON ’97 and Barbara Bush
Lillian Hawes Corey WJC ’56*
- Department of Health and Human Services
Prudence Weaver Dickey WJC ’49* and Kenneth C. Dickey*
The family of Arthur P. Girard
- Christian S. Hosford
- Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation
- Kathryne A. Leonard, DO ’86 and Robert T. Leonard, Jr., DO ’86
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
- MaineHealth Osteopathic Heritage Fund
- Florence L. McCashin WJC ’51*
Zareen Taj Mirza
Eleanor Manning Morrell WJC ’49 and Richard Morrell, HA ’96
- The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation
Admiral Wayne J. Reynolds, D.O. '89
- Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D.
Saco Ram LLC
- Saltz Associates LLC
- Lori and Barry Saltz, D.D.S.
Jeffrey I. Saltz, D.D.S.
Michael C. Saltz, J.D.
- Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
- Constance R. Strout-Wood WJC ’54* and Thomas R. Wood
$100,000 to $249,999
David L. Anderson, PhD and Melinda Anderson
- J. Robert Barlow
- Suzanne and Joseph M. Bruno
- Robert L. Card, DDS
Colby College Museum of Art
- Community Pharmacies, LP Maine
- Elizabeth Babbott Conant, PhD
- Brian K. Dallaire, PharmD and Deborah Dallaire
- Davis Educational Foundation
- Davis Family Foundation
- The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation
- Delta Dental Plan of New Hampshire
- Delta Dental Plan of Vermont
- Josephine H. Detmer, HON ’06
- Endowment for Health
- Sandra L. Goolden and P. D. Merrill Charitable Trust
- Edith Huston Harris WJC ’44*
- The William Randolph Hearst Foundation
KeyBank of Maine
- Kohler Foundation, Inc.
- Pat Hayden Langlin WJC ’44
- The Ludcke Foundation
Paul. D. Merrill Charitable Trust
- Cécile Morgane*
- Northeast Delta Dental Foundation, Inc.
Sirona Dental, Inc.
- The Barbara Strout Trust
- Tom’s of Maine, Inc.
Vincent B. and Barbara G. Welch Supporting Organization of the Maine Community Foundation
- Vincent B. and Barbara G. Welch Foundation
- Marguerite and Francis W. Wetmore*
Harold E. Woodsum, Jr., HON ’91, ’04
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.
provide lasting support for the university through scholarships, professorships, student research and a range of other opportunities.
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.
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.
Robert E. McAfee, MD, HON ’94
Campaign Committee Chair
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