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UMaine foundation had record fundraising year in 2018

October 30, 2018

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine Foundation says it capped a record year for fundraising in fiscal 2018.

University of Maine Foundation president Jeff Mills says the foundation received gifts and pledges totaling $36.9 million in the fiscal year. That number was an increase of 115 percent from the previous year.

The foundation says the fundraising brought its “Vision for Tomorrow” drive over $160 million, which is 80 percent of its goal. The university calls the drive a “comprehensive campaign” to advance the university on the national and international stages and better serve students.

The university says it received the largest capital gift in its history, a $10 million sum supporting the Engineering Education and Design Center.

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