USM Day of Giving - Campaign for Student Scholarships

583
Donors
129% of 450 Donor goal
$1,492,383
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This campaign ended on November 15, 2016, but you can still make a gift to University of Southern Maine by clicking here!
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Ainsley Wallace photoAinsley Wallace matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200

Becky McKinnell photoBecky McKinnell matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

Todd Chamberlain photoTodd Chamberlain matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorBlake Whitaker matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $85,000 because 450 donors gave
About

November 15 is USM's first ever Day of Giving! Our theme #ThanksAMillion reflects our goal to raise $1 million in student scholarships to ensure that USM graduates embark on their careers with as little debt as possible.


The USM Foundation is a registered nonprofit charitable organization, tax exempt #04-3350930.  Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Updates
We did it, thank you!

We are excited to update you on the wonderful success of our Day of Giving campaign. Early Tuesday morning, we met the $85,000 challenge with 450 donors, stretched that goal to 550 donors and conquered that too! We extend a big thank you to the 583 donors who contributed and countless others who advocated for our students!

At our press conference Wednesday we announced a gift of $600,000 from the Bingham Trust for the School of Music pushing us to $1,492,383 for student scholarships! 

The University of Southern Maine empowers the aspirations of students.
Thanks to donors like you, the impact of scholarship support will be
felt by families, working students, young parents in school and our
students striving to complete their degrees!  


Please check out the article on the results of our campaign and photos from our event.


You don't want to miss out on President Glenn Cummings donning a clown nose in the  #MannequinChallenge check it out here.

2803 days ago by Lena Minervino
USM Day of Giving Update

Thank you all for your support of USM's first-ever Day of Giving!  Everyone came together to reach our 450 donor goal and meet our $85,000 challenge.  What a day for USM students! 

Can we rally to blow this goal out of the water?  Lets show USM students how much we believe in their futures!  Lets stretch to 550 donors!  Will you be one?

2805 days ago by Erin Peck Yarema
USM Day of Giving Update

Thank you all for your support of USM's first-ever Day of Giving!  Everyone came together to reach our 450 donor goal and meet our $85,000 challenge.  What a day for USM students! 

Can we rally to blow this goal out of the water?  Lets show USM students how much we believe in their futures!  Lets stretch to 550 donors!  Will you be one?

2805 days ago by Erin Peck Yarema
Almost there!

Thank you for all the clicks, shares, likes, donations, videos and ongoing encouragement! We are only 15 donors from reaching our challenge goal and receiving an additional $85,000 for student scholarships! Please continue to share and let others know why you support USM and student scholarships!


Don't forget about our celebration event Tuesday, November 15 with performances by Circus Maine, a live DJ, refreshments and fun! Come celebrate our progress from 4-6pm in the Woodbury Campus Center, on the Portland Campus. 


See you all soon!

2805 days ago by Lena Minervino
Only 110 donors left to reach our goal and receive an additional $85,000 in challenge gifts!

Thank you for your donation! You have helped us reach 75% of our goal and we need another 110 donors to unlock $85,000 in additional donations from longtime USM supporters. 

Please record your personal plea on why you support USM and student scholarships, share on your Facebook and Twitter accounts and let the world know! With your help we can reach our goal of 450 donors and give our students $1,000,000 in scholarships to stay in school and graduate with less debt. A real chance at a strong future!


Thank you all!

2808 days ago by Lena Minervino

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