You Can Make a Difference

The Southern Maine Community College Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c) organization dedicated to advancing the mission of SMCC. The Foundation supports the mission of SMCC through the expansion of educational resources, as well as development and stewardship of relationships with the community. This community support enables the College to enhance academic programs, revitalize classrooms and equipment and provide scholarship support for deserving students.

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Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund

A gift to the SMCC Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds for the College to use where the need is greatest. These gifts can provide immediate support to SMCC students and provide the College flexibility to address unforeseen opportunities or unexpected needs. Every gift to the annual fund, no matter the size, makes a huge difference.

To make an Annual Fund gift:

To donate by check please make the check payable to SMCC Foundation and mail to:

Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Attn: SMCC Foundation

If you are interested in making a gift of stocks and/or bonds, please contact us directly.

Scholarships

You can make a lifelong impact on a student’s life by contributing to or creating a scholarship. To contribute to an existing scholarship or create a new one named in honor of a business or person or in memory of a loved one, please contact the Foundation Office directly.

We welcome gifts of any size. There is a minimum $1,500 annual donation to establish a named scholarship and a minimum $30,000 donation to establish an endowed scholarship. The SMCC Foundation has a Memorial Scholarship Fund if you would like to give in memory of a friend or loved one and do not wish to create a named scholarship.

To apply for an SMCC Foundation scholarship, students should log onto the MySMCC student portal, go to My Money and select Scholarship Opportunities.

Planned Giving & SMCC Legacy Society

Planned gifts or bequests are an excellent way to provide future support for SMCC while also helping to meet your personal financial goals and define your legacy. Planned gifts can support scholarships, capital projects or academic programs of your choice. Through a will or other legal means, your planned gift will have a lasting impact and ensure that higher education remains accessible and affordable.

Charitable bequests are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law and may help reduce your estate taxes. If you would like to make a bequest in your will or living trust, or plan a future gift through retirement plan assets or life insurance premiums, please contact us.

The SMCC Legacy Society recognizes the generosity of donors who have included SMCC in their estate plans. You are already eligible for the Legacy Society if you have made a deferred commitment in your will or other document. Simply notify us of your gift, or click here to download the Legacy Society Bequest Form.

SeaWolves Athletics Club

The nonprofit SeaWolves Athletic Club provides financial support for SMCC’s intercollegiate athletic programs. Through fundraising, the club helps improve the college’s facilities and equipment to give SMCC student-athletes the highest possible athletic experience.

To learn about the SeaWolves Athletic Club, visit the SMCC SeaWolves website.

Radiography Art Prints

The SMCC Radiography program has available for purchase dozens of artistic prints of lobsters, fish, flowers and other images produced on an X-ray machine. Proceeds support learning opportunities for radiography students.

Please note these purchases are not tax-deductible.

For more information, contact the Radiography Department at 207-741-5596 or download the SMCC Radiography Prints flyer.

SMCC Foundation Board

The SMCC Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders whose role is to foster broad community and business support and to provide oversight of the Foundation’s initiatives and financial assets.

Executive Committee

  • Mark Duval, Duval’s Service Center – Chair
  • Anne Gauthier, Texas Instruments, Public Affairs Manager – Vice Chair
  • William O. Hall III, Plimsoll Mark Capital – Treasurer
  • Michael F. Vaillancourt, Esq., Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. – Secretary
  • Ronald G. Cantor, ex-officio voting member – SMCC President
  • Joan Cohen, ex-officio non-voting member – SMCC Foundation Executive Director

Directors

  • John Boyne, Merrill Lynch,  Senior Vice President – Wealth Management
  • Jane Eberle, Director of Business Partnerships South Portland School Department,  President, South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber of Commerce
  • Edward Palmer, General Manager, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
  • Marty Madden, Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
  • Robin Neely,  Stained Glass Conservator & Consultant, Neely Studio, Inc.
  • Josh Reny Asst. Manager, City of South Portland
  • Norma Willis Department Chair, CVT, SMCC Faculty Representative

Helpful Links

Foundation Policies

For more information on Foundation policies download the: