Annual Fund gifts are directed towards the areas of greatest need. To designate to an area of interest to you, select ‘Other’ under the designation title and note that area in the “other designation” box. (Examples: financial aid, an academic program, an athletic program or the campus.)
Current/Upcoming Challenge Events
What is the Annual Fund Vision 20 | 20?
Maine Maritime Academy’s vision is to provide the best marine-related education of any small college. But, it’s clear: to achieve our vision, we must increase fundraising capacity by 2020 in order to keep tuition and fees affordable for all students, and to assure the MMA of tomorrow is economically sound and sustainable. To help us in this quest, the Harold Alfond Foundation has challenged Maine Maritime Academy to raise a cumulative total of $2.25 million over the next three fiscal years (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020) and increase our alumni participation rate to 20% in 2020. When we meet that challenge, we will receive $750,000 from the Harold Alfond Foundation toward scholarships for MMA students. That’s equivalent to a 33% boost on every gift. Someone helped you fund your education. Now, you can help the next generation of mariners by contributing to the MMA Annual Fund. Your gift of any amount helps us reach the Annual Fund Vision 20 | 20.
Maine Maritime Academy is currently seeking $300,000 to renovate the floor, bleachers, and bleacher wall in Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium in order to provide a first-class venue for the teams that call it home. Your generosity will help us provide the home they deserve.
The floor in Smith Gym is original. It has provided 56 years of service to the Academy. Its boards have expanded and contracted with the temperature for more than 20,400 days and nights. It is well beyond its intended lifespan, and keeping up with repairs becomes more of a challenge each day. Our athletes and visiting teams deserve better than broken boards. Our fans, all of them, deserve a comfortable seat. We must show our future Mariners that we value their athletic experience. And we need your help.
Please consider giving to this renovation project so the memories will live on!
Thank you for your interest in supporting Maine Maritime Academy.
If you have any questions or would like to make a pledge, please contact Leah Bishop at 207-326-2223 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.