USM Foundation


The University of Southern Maine Foundation, incorporated in 1996, is an independent nonprofit fundraising organization whose purpose is to actively build and steward its resources in support of the University's mission of education, research, and public service and to educate the public about the activities and programs of the University of Southern Maine. 

Created to offer donors of USM a vehicle for the investment of their funds, the USM Foundation solicits, receives, manages, and directs gifts of money, securities, and personal and real property to benefit the University. The Foundation accepts gifts for endowments, operations, and capital expenditures.

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are responsible for the overall management and operation of the Foundations resources.