January 26, 2023

Award-winning Actor Tony Shalhoub ’77 Named Honorary Chair of the Center for the Arts Campaign

Actor and USM alum Tony Shalhoub ’77, has been named honorary chair of the USM Center for the Arts campaign. The Center for the Arts, to be located on USM’s Portland campus, is the centerpiece of the university’s Great University Campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in USM history.

November 29, 2022

GivingTuesday 2022 was a huge success!

Learn the many ways you can make a gift to the University of Southern Maine this year.

November 15, 2022

Bath Savings Gift Supports New Student Center

The University of Southern Maine Foundation announced it has received a generous leadership gift of $500,000 from Bath Savings, a Maine-based mutual savings bank that has served Midcoast and Southern Maine communities for more than 170 years. Their contribution to USM’s Great University Campaign will support completion of the recently named McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success (The McGoldrick Center), now under construction on USM’s Portland campus. In recognition of Bath Savings’ commitment, USM will name the Center’s prominent front entrance the Bath Savings Portico.

October 25, 2022

A Moment of Pure Magic Inspires Philanthropy

The Great University Campaign public launch event on September 21 was orchestrated by a full cast of characters that included USM students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and others who entertained and informed a large and appreciative audience. Among the participants was USM School of Business faculty member, Richard J. Bilodeau ’96, 98G, who moderated a conversation with five of USM’s tenacious, talented students. The evening had a profound impact on Professor Bilodeau, leading to an inspired philanthropic decision. Read more about the “moment of pure magic” that galvanized Prof. Bilodeau into action.

September 21, 2022

USM Announces Naming of the McGoldrick Center

The University of Southern Maine has launched the third and final year of the Great University Campaign, the largest and most comprehensive fundraising initiative in its history. The Campaign prioritizes scholarships, programs of excellence, and major capital projects such as the McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, newly named for longtime USM benefactors Richard and Carolyn McGoldrick. With $39M raised to date, USM has made unprecedented progress and is now inviting public participation to help cross the finish line.

September 19, 2022

Oakhurst Dairy’s gift addresses food security and student success

The University of Southern Maine Foundation (USM) has received a gift of $250,000 from Oakhurst Dairy that includes $125,000 to support completion of the newly named McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success on the Portland campus. The remaining $125,000 will address an issue of rising concern on campuses across the country, the rapid increase in student food insecurity.

September 19, 2022

USM Invites the Public to “Take A Seat”

With the launch of USM’s Great University Campaign, the USM Foundation has announced a new way to support one of the campaign’s key initiatives: the Center for the Arts, slated to break ground on the Portland campus in spring 2023. The “Take A Seat” program offers donors the opportunity to name a seat in the Center’s Performance Hall or the flexible Arts Lab.

June 17, 2022

Letter from the President

“Every Great Community deserves a great university.” At the University of Southern Maine (USM), we believe that grit and greatness go hand in hand. Our students come to us with talent and creativity. Many are balancing jobs and family while pursuing their degrees. Many are first-generation college students, as I am myself. What sets our […]