ProSearch, Inc. donates $25,000 and becomes Founding Sponsor of new McGoldrick Center

CSSC Exterior View

A rendering of the McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, opening this fall

Portland, Maine (June 14, 2023) – The University of Southern Maine Foundation announced that it has received a $25,000 gift from ProSearch, a leading recruiting and staffing agency headquartered in Portland, Maine. The company’s gift will support the completion of the McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, now under construction on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Portland Campus and scheduled to open this coming September.

The McGoldrick Center Sponsorship Program offers employer partners like ProSearch exceptional visibility, brand recognition, and promotion opportunities in a central location on the USM Portland campus. ProSearch is naming the IT Room in the Career & Employment Hub on the second floor of the new McGoldrick Center, where a plaque will designate them as a “Founding Sponsor.” Sponsors enjoy a variety of benefits aimed at amplifying connections between employers and USM.

“The entire team of co-owners at ProSearch is proud to support USM and The Career and Employment Hub,” stated Ed McKersie, President of ProSearch.  “We know that the opportunity for students to engage with Maine’s employer community through internships, job shadowing and on campus programming will increase the likelihood that those students will live and work in Maine after they graduate.”

“ProSearch has been an invaluable partner and generous friend to USM for many years,” stated Ainsley Wallace, President & CEO of the USM Foundation. “We have benefited greatly from their thought leadership and support for USM’s historic Great University Campaign, which has transformed this University through key initiatives tied to workforce development like the McGoldrick Center. Their support is integral to our mission of preparing USM students for career success.”

The new McGoldrick Center will serve as the Portland campus crossroads, where students, faculty, alumni, and employers can connect and collaborate. The Center’s second floor will be home to USM’s expanded Career & Employment Hub, where the employer community intersects with students in the academic community. The third floor of the Center is dedicated to cultivating student leadership opportunities and connections with spaces set aside for USM’s Student Government Association, Diversity Center and more.

With dining facilities, meeting and conference rooms, student activity rooms, and the expanded Career Hub, the Center is among the most environmentally sustainable buildings on USM’s transforming Portland campus. It is a three-story, 42,000 square-foot space that is sustainably designed to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification. It will overlook the new campus quad, named the “Bean Green,” and sits adjacent to Portland Commons, the first residence hall on USM’s Portland campus.

To learn more about McGoldrick Center sponsorships, please contact Dorothy VanDine, Director of Major Gifts, at or (207) 780-4781.

About ProSearch

Founded in Portland, Maine, in 1994 and established as 100% employee owned in 2017, ProSearch is Maine’s premier staffing and recruiting firm. The firm partners with Maine employers to locate talent from across the street and across the country, offering temporary and contract staffing, as well as recruiting services at all levels.