Donate to the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association

We invite you to consider a gift of any amount to support our ability to continue providing a robust schedule of quality events. Your financial support will help the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association continue to provide our community with events that promote awareness and interest in our work and encourage aspiring Fulbrighters to pursue opportunities for their personal and professional development, which reflects well on Maine’s place in the world community.

The easiest way to make a gift is online through PayPal. Your contribution can be made through a one-time gift, or a monthly recurring gift. Please read further down on this page for other ways to give.

Thank you.

To promote continued opportunities for life-long learning, collaborative networking, service, and programming that celebrate international educational and cultural exchanges in support of Fulbright alumni, aspiring Fulbrighters, and the legacy of the Fulbright Program.

Ways to Give

Online: Make a contribution through PayPal.

Your gift will be processed through PayPal. However, you do not need a PayPal account to donate. You may use a debit or credit card to make your online gift. You will have an option to cover processing fees for online gifts, which we hope you will consider.

Check: If you prefer to donate by check, please make your check out to the Fulbright-Maine Chapter and mail to the attention of:

Wesley Chaney, Treasurer
Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association
32 Fieldstone Dr.
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Money Order: All American and All Foreign (To “Fulbright-Maine Chapter”)

Donor Advised Fund/Wire Transfers: The donor or broker should contact Wes Chaney for account information.

Matching Gift: Donations made by a company that matches gifts donated by individuals (usually employees or retirees). Donors must initiate the process to have their Matching Gift Companies match their donations. Only Wes Chaney is authorized to complete the Matching Gift Form and verify matchable donations.

Bequests: Please contact Wes Chaney to discuss including the Maine Fulbright Chapter as a beneficiary of your estate.

Tax Considerations: Please consult with your financial advisor or accountant to determine which of the above giving vehicles may be best suited to your situation. You may wish to include the following examples in a discussion with your advisor:

Tax advantages for donors provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress in March 2020 have been extended for 2021.

For donors who take the standard deduction, all cash gifts of up to $300 for individuals, or $600 for couples filing jointly, qualify as special “above the line” deductions.

For donors who itemize, the charitable deduction this year has been raised from 60 percent to 100 percent of adjusted gross income. For donors who have made multi-year pledges, this may make it advantageous to increase or add to their 2020 gift payment. It may enable others to make a larger one-time gift than otherwise would have been possible.

The increased deduction also provides an opportunity for individuals between 59½ and 70½ years old who are not dependent on income from their IRA: a cash distribution from their IRA that they contribute to charity may completely offset the tax attributable to the distribution.

All inquiries regarding donations should be emailed to Michael Beaudoin.