Make Your Year-End Gift to Maine Athletics
MAKE YOUR YEAR-END GIFT TO MAINE ATHLETICS
As the 2010 calendar year comes to a close, we are very thankful for the support we receive in Maine Athletics. Those interested in making contributions before the end of the calendar year can do so in two convenient ways and receive year-end tax benefits as well.
1. The University’s convenient, on-line giving page for athletics can be accessed here. On this site, you will find various athletic options, including scholarships and sport-specific giving. Credit cards are processed immediately and receipted within 24 hours.
2. You fill out the form at the bottom of this page and mail to the address listed.
Year-end Gifts to Maine Athletics: What you should know
Gifts made by check: The IRS states that the U.S. Postal Service postmark date serves as the official gift date for donations made by check and sent through U.S. Mail,. Therefore, the gift will be credited in 2009 so long as both postmark and check are dated no later than December 31. Please note that the IRS does not give the same treatment for postmarks provided on deliveries made by carriers such as Federal Express, UPS, etc.
Gifts made by credit card: A gift by credit card is complete on the day the card is charged. The gift is deductible in the year the charge is made. If you call or send a direction in a letter to charge a credit card in an envelope postmarked on or before December 31, 2009, but the university is not able to process the charge until after the first of the year, this gift is NOT considered deductible in 2009.
The Black Bear Club Office will be open for questions during normal business hours through noon on Dec. 23rd, but closed from Dec. 24th- Jan. 2. Please call 207-581-1130 for assistance.