UMFK Foundation to host Spring Gala

2 months ago

FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Foundation will host its 17th annual UMFK Foundation Gala dinner and entertainment fundraiser on Saturday, April 6 at the UMFK Sports Center. The Denim and Diamonds-themed event will feature a social hour with the talented Taylor Martin, seven-course dinner, and club dancing until the stars fade. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to show off their finest denim and sparkling diamonds for a night of celebration.

“We at the UMFK Foundation Board are pleased to invite community members near and far to our annual Foundation Gala. Our theme this year is Denim and Diamonds, and we are excited to see everyone’s creative styles shine through! We are proud to share that the funds raised from this event stay right here in the valley and support scholarships for our very own UMFK students (Go Bengals!),” said Foundation President Stephanie Chick. “Whether you attend every year, or this will be your first Gala, please join us at UMFK on April 6th for a night of spectacular food, local entertainment, and a special tribute to a beloved community member. We can’t wait to see you there!”  

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Sports Center with a social hour with light appetizers, and a cash bar. At 7 p.m., a seven-course dinner that is sure to exceed your expectations to be catered by Sodexo, followed by an evening of dancing with music provided by Pulse Entertainment at the Club Denim and Diamonds. A dessert station and cash bar will remain open during the evening.

“I am looking forward to another amazing night with our local community to benefit our Bengal community,” said event Chairperson and Foundation Vice President Nichole Jandreau. “This night is imperative to the success of our students and I can’t wait to share it with everyone. Seeing our students forge relationships with people and businesses in a fun, unique way is special for everyone.”      

The UMFK Foundation financially supports scholarships, special academic projects and more that are not budgeted in the University’s annual operating budget. This important work assists the University in providing students access to opportunities to ensure they reach their full potential. 

The Gala is the Foundation’s primary fundraising event of the year. The celebration brings together businesses and organizations; the UMFK community – including staff, faculty, and students; and community friends. Attendees include supporters from the local area and beyond who recognize the important contributions of the UMFK Foundation.

If you are interested in attending this great event and supporting the UMFK Foundation, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze sponsorship levels are available. The deadline to sponsor a table is Wednesday, March 27, 2024. Individual tickets are also for sale. 

Tickets are also available for purchase for $10 per person to attend only a night of dancing at the Club Denim and Diamonds, which begins at 9 p.m. at the Sports Center.

To reserve your spot or for more information, please contact the UMFK Development Office by calling Shannon Lugdon at 207-834-7800.