USM Foundation


Reid and Dan Crewe

USM School of Music announces a $600,000 gift at President's 'Coming Home' Scholarship Gala

At the Dec. 2 President's Scholarship Gala, Reid Crewe, Director of Grants at the Bob Crewe Foundation, announced a gift of $500,000 in scholarship support for the School of Music and was quickly followed by Daniel Crewe's announcement of his personal commitment of $100,000, also for scholarships. These transformational gifts to support scholarships added to a record-breaking scholarship round held that evening and USM's recent Day of Giving, which raised nearly $1.5M for student scholarships.

USMF at Opening Breakfast

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A Beloved Faculty Couple Leaves an Extraordinary Gift

For those who knew Melissa and Richard “Doc” Costello, news of their $750,000 bequest to the University of Southern Maine (USM) was completely in character.

Kate Cheney Chappell '83

University of Southern Maine alumna Kate Cheney Chappell (’83) and co-founder of Tom’s of Maine, is also an accomplished artist and poet. She studied book arts under well-known Maine book artist and USM faculty member Rebecca Goodale.