In 2007, the University of New England launched an ambitions ten-year strategic plan under the leadership of President Danielle N. Ripich. UNE’s Vision 2017 was simple but bold: The University of New England will be nationally recognized with programs of excellence and innovation in the health professions and the arts and sciences. With steadfast purpose and the community’s transformative philanthropy, Vision 2017 is building a future for each student who aspires to a life-changing education.
UNE Moving Forward
UNE Moving Forward is the largest fundraising campaign in the University’s history, with an overall goal of raising $60 million by May 31, 2017. During the “quiet phase," leadership gifts were secured to help build the Harold Alfond Forum, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Dental Medicine. As of December 31, 2016, we have raised more than $59 million towards the $60 million Moving Forward Campaign goal.
Opportunity | $20 Million
UNE opens up a new world of promise and challenge for young minds. Your gift for opportunity will enhance critical scholarship support for deserving students, expand internships across colleges and improve access to meaningful student/faculty research. Global learning experiences — and the life-changing impact they foster — will be advanced through your generous giving.
Innovation | $25 Million
UNE is at the forefront of national innovations in health professions education, interdisciplinary research and the next generation of marine science programs. The new College of Dental Medicine and its state-of-the-art Oral Health Center are notable accomplishments. With your continued investment, the university will build on these considerable strengths by expanding the physical and educational infrastructure of dental medicine, interprofessional education, marine science and research.
Place | $15 Million
Cultivating tomorrow’s workforce requires keen attention to the student learning environment of today. UNE is redefining teaching and learning by building intentional spaces that foster group dialogue, case-based study, emerging technologies and connection. The Harold Alfond Forum and Leonard Hall showcase UNE’s strategic place-based initiatives on the Biddeford Campus, and the College of Pharmacy is providing an exceptional education and research environment in Portland. Alumni Hall, the university’s historic treasure, will be lovingly restored as one of the campaign’s primary achievements.