Annual Fund

We LOVE this place! Student voices in celebration of Philanthropy Day 2014

Gifts to the UNE Annual Fund support the things that make UNE a unique and innovative place, where our students have the opportunity to follow their passions and find their place in the world.

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, we invite you to explore some highlights and personal stories students submitted to our annual Instagram photo contest which asked our students to illustrate why they say I LOVE this place!

Want to see more? See all the submitted photos in our Student Instagram Photo Contest Gallery.

The University of New England has the goal of creating a University that all students can afford to attend. Our goal is for students to graduate and move on to their professions unencumbered by high debt. The vision also includes increasing student diversity by making sure that UNE is affordable for bright, hard-working students from all economic levels and social stratums.

The University’s Annual Fund is the most popular vehicle through which alumni, parents and friends support the institution. Annual Fund gifts provide much needed budget relief and support large and important items such as:

  • Scholarships
  • The Student Emergency Fund
  • Academic support centers
  • Libraries and Special Collections
  • Campus beautification

Donors to the Annual Fund may opt to make unrestricted gifts to the Fund or may designate their gift to a specific area.

Make a gift

For more information about the Annual Fund, please contact Anne Washburne, Associate Director of the Annual Fund at (207) 221-4914 or