Philanthropy: Planned Giving and Bequests

University of Maine School of Law sign and garden The gardens surrounding the University of Maine School of Law sign (pictured left) were donated by the Class of 2002 in memory of Jim Roux, a 1984 Maine Law graduate who was killed during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in NYC.

In the fall of 1962, the modern day University of Maine School of Law opened its doors on High Street in Portland. There were 27 students, three full-time faculty members, and one shared vision; to create a strong modern law school that would educate leaders, while contributing to the economic and social benefit of Maine and beyond.

Fifty years later, with more than 3,300 alumni throughout the U.S. and abroad – many who have made lasting contributions in public service, government, the business world and the legal profession, Maine Law continues to live up to that original vision.

This 50-year milestone represents an opportunity to reflect on shared achievements, while celebrating today’s success and looking ahead to an exciting future for Maine Law.

Please consider joining others who share the goal of supporting Maine Law as it continues to live up to the vision of its founders. You can make your gift of a bequest, trust, pooled income fund, life insurance policy or charitable gift annuity. Please contact Vendean Vafiades at 207-780-4521, or by email at vendean.vafiades@maine.edu for further instructions.