Making a Difference

You make a difference in the life of a student when you make a gift to the University of New England. When you establish an endowment, you make a difference forever.

Read about some of UNE's notable endowments

An investment in UNE students

As a private institution, the University of New England relies on the contributions of donors rather than state funding. Scholarships make tuition more affordable and the university more competitive to recruit top students. Our endowment fund ensures a stable base of resource to help sustain University of New England as a premier university.

What is an endowment?

An endowment is similar to a permanent savings account made up of numerous individual funds. Your tax-deductible donation is carefully invested to yield a steady, reliable source of income. Our endowment provides scholarships to talented and deserving students; attracts dedicated, senior-level faculty through professorships; provides opportunities for student and faculty research; provides students with academic programs and opportunities; maintains our buildings and classrooms; and can support the arts, public service, and athletics.

Endowment gifts are perpetual

Endowment gifts create a ripple effect as one generation assists the next. Your gift today will ensure University of New England students become the leaders of tomorrow. A name given to an endowment may memorialize or honor a loved one, friend, colleague, or teacher.

Endowment growth and goals

A strong endowment fund demonstrates an institution’s stability and competitiveness, and indicates the trust donors place in the fiscal responsibility of the administration. It allows institutions to engage in long-range planning with confidence, knowing the resources will be available to complete important projects.


For more information on creating an endowment at University of New England, contact Alicia Fereday, vice president for Institutional Advancement at (207) 221-4372 or