$50,000 gift from Reveler Development supports career development at USM

Reveler is a Founding Sponsor of the new McGoldrick Center at the University of Southern Maine

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Foundation has announced Reveler Development as a Founding Sponsor of the McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success, located on the University’s Portland Campus. Reveler Development is a full-service real estate investment, development, construction, and management company based in Portland, Maine, and Wilmington, North Carolina.

The firm is sponsoring a space in the Career & Employment Hub, located on the Center’s second floor. The Career Hub provides a dedicated place for students to connect with prospective employers like Reveler Development, meet with career counselors, and improve their career readiness through research and preparation. Career Hub programs offer students invaluable opportunities to gain experience in the field, explore career directions, develop global citizenship skills, and give back to the community.

Reveler joins a growing number of companies partnering with USM to provide career-building opportunities for students and to support their own recruitment and workforce development needs. To date, 20 employer partners, from a broad spectrum of Maine’s business community, have invested in the McGoldrick Center. 

Reveler’s founder, Tom Watson, commented on his company’s motivation to support student career development: “It’s exciting to be part of USM and the McGoldrick Center. We strongly believe that those of you who are about to enter the workforce will soon find that it is your turn to create the future and to build the future.”

“We are so pleased to be partnering with Reveler Development to support the McGoldrick Center,” said Ainsley Wallace, President and CEO of the USM Foundation. “USM’s career-development programs are essential, not just for our students, but also for the workforce recruitment needs of Maine’s employers like Reveler Development. We are deeply grateful to Tom Watson and his team for their generous investment in our students’ future success.”

The McGoldrick Center Founding Sponsors program offers employer partners like Reveler Development recognition and promotional opportunities in a central location at the heart of USM’s newly transformed Portland campus. The company will be recognized with a plaque prominently displayed at the Career Hub, which is dedicated to bringing students together with the employer community. 

About the McGoldrick Center

The three-story McGoldrick Center features an expansive dining area, Husky Brew Pub, University Store, Double L Fireside Lounge, and other public spaces that are available for community use. The Center regularly draws hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members through its doors.  

The second floor is devoted to the Career & Employment Hub, as well as meeting and community engagement spaces. The third floor focuses on cultivating student leadership opportunities and connections, with additional spaces set aside for USM’s Diversity Center, student organizations, Promise Scholars, and the Student Government Business Office.

Overlooking the new campus quad — the “Bean Green” — the Center sits adjacent to Portland Commons, the first residence hall on USM’s Portland campus. The McGoldrick Center is among the most environmentally sustainable buildings on USM’s Portland campus. On track to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certification, the Center takes advantage of passive solar heating through the large glass openings facing south in the wintertime. It has a 33.3 kW photovoltaic solar array on its roof and incorporates smart-energy strategies and sustainable building materials throughout. 

The $26.6 million, 41,000 square-foot building was funded through a combination of private philanthropy, corporate sponsorships, and $19 million in public funding from the voter-approved 2018 University of Maine System Workforce Development Bond. 

About Reveler Development

Reveler Development is a full-service real estate investment, development, construction, and management company based in Portland, Maine, and Wilmington, North Carolina. Utilizing 30 years of industry expertise and a deep understanding of their local markets, the Reveler team is dedicated to building vibrant communities by unlocking the unique potential of every project they take on.

About the USM Foundation 

The USM Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with the University to support the aspirations of our students and the strategic vision of USM. Now in our third decade of service, the Foundation is raising the critical funds needed to support scholarships and achieve ambitious goals, as we help to catalyze transformation at the University of Southern Maine.