ORONO — Officials at the University of Maine say the school has raised more than $150 million as part of the largest fundraising campaign in Maine public university history.

The program called Campaign Maine was launched in 2005.

The money raised by the campaign is aimed at scholarships for qualified students, providing resources for the faculty and paying for capital construction and renovation projects.

The total was announced Tuesday at a dinner hosted by the UMaine Board of Visitors in honor of President Robert Kennedy, who is stepping down at the end of June.

Kennedy says the success of the campaign reflects the pride and enthusiasm of alumni and friends of the university.


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