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UMFK Foundation announces spring gala

FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Foundation is pleased to announce the return of their annual dinner/performance fundraising event, featuring the jazz duo of Stephen Boody and Kori Lovejoy. The Roaring 20’s-themed event will take place on Saturday, May 14.

“This is an excellent opportunity to support the UMFK Foundation and celebrate the easing of COVID restrictions,” said event chairperson Nichole Jandreau. “It has been far too long since we have been able to bring the community on campus, so we’re really excited for this event!”

The annual dinner/performance is the Foundation’s primary fundraising event of the year. The celebration brings together businesses, friends, and family from the UMFK community, including staff, faculty, students, and community friends, who recognize the important contributions the UMFK Foundation brings to both the St. John Valley region and the state. The people who attend, from the local area as well as from away, help to support endowed scholarships and other campus investments that the University needs to continue its important work. 

The annual event includes a social hour at 5 p.m. and a seven-course gourmet dinner to begin at 6 p.m., both in the UMFK Sports Center. The musicians will perform during the dessert social.

“This is a well-loved event that we’re happy to bring back,” said UMFK Development Officer Shannon Lugdon. “The money raised during this event supports the university in so many valuable ways.”

All proceeds from this event are managed by the UMFK Foundation in order to support endowed scholarships and other funds, student research projects, faculty research awards, cultural events, library collections, other campus investments and special projects not budgeted for in the University’s annual operating budget. 

Individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the dinner/performance fundraising event are available through the UMFK Development Office by calling 207-834-7800. Face coverings are optional for this event.

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