How to Make a Gift


Annual Fund giving begins with the completion of an online giving form!

Make sure that you indicate that your gift is intended for the "Muskie School of Public Service" under the section 'Gift Details.'


Please make check payable to USM Muskie School of Public Service and mail to:

Muskie School
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300

Mastercard or Visa Credit Card

Credit card gifts can be made through our secure online giving site.


A gift of appreciated securities and closely held stock enables you to receive an income tax deduction and minimize capital gains to the extent allowed by tax law.

How to Transfer Securities for Muskie Annual Scholarships

For donating a gift of appreciated stocks (having been purchased at least a year prior to making a gift) to Muskie Annual Scholarships, which are in the possession of donor's stockbroker, please have the broker electronically transfer the corporate stock to the University of Maine System account which has been established at:

University of Maine System
Account Number: 5568-6868

UMS Broker:

E*TRADE Securities, LLC
866-650-0003 Fax

With the transfer, please include information about what the donor would like the proceeds to support at Muskie. Also please notify USM's advancement services office, Karen Pelletier at (207) 780-4741 or, when the transfer is expected to take place (when the order for transfer has been executed).

How to Transfer Securities for Capital and Endowment Giving to USM Foundation

For capital or endowment giving, your broker can electronically transfer stocks to the University of Southern Maine Foundation. In order to accurately assign your gift to the designated purpose, please call or e-mail, your name, the type of stock and number of shares to: Karen Pelletier at (207) 780-4741 or

AG Edwards
P.O. Box 7041
Portland, ME 04112
207-775-2859 (fax)

Agent: Ralph C. Good
Contact: M.J. Hitt
DTC: 0201
USM Foundation Account #: 6242-2736

Other Forms of Giving

We are pleased to accept gifts of real estate, insurance, and charitable trusts. Please visit the USM Planned Giving page or contact Bonnie Vance at (207) 780-4448 for more information on giving future gifts to the University of Southern Maine.