UNE's annual Giving Day set for Tuesday, March 21
On Tuesday, March 21, the UNE community will come together to support students during UNE’s annual Giving Day.
Giving Day has become the unofficial kickoff of the end of the academic year. “After a long Maine winter, Giving Day is a fun way for all of us to come together and celebrate all that makes UNE special while raising important funds for the University,” said Alicia Fereday, vice president of Institutional Advancement.
Each year, members of the UNE community come forward to offer challenges, matches, and incentives to encourage giving on or before Giving Day. This year, they are as follows:
- When 850 people make a gift by Tuesday, March 21, the UNE Board of Trustees will donate an additional $15,000 to support UNE students.
- If you are making your first gift ever or in a really long time, your donation will be matched 100%! ($25,000 in matching funds available!)
- When 175 alumni, faculty, professional staff, and students of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) make a gift, Dean Jonathan Millen will take a chilly plunge in the Saco River off of Freddy Beach on March 24. He invites any and all brave Nor’easters to join him!
- College of Dental Medicine's Dean Nicole Kimmes challenges the CDM community to "Give Your Year" by making a gift that represents your graduation year. Once the total hits $2,017 (in honor of the first graduating class of CDM), Dean Kimmes will match that with a gift of $2,018 in honor of that class celebrating its 5th Reunion this year!
For all members of the UNE community, there is no better day to make a gift to support the UNE experience than Tuesday, March 21.