Acorn icon Special Giving Programs

If you are interested in making an extraordinary gift to the Mitchell Institute, our Special Giving Programs may be right for you. For more information about any of these programs, please contact Sarah Short, Development Director, at (207) 773-7700.

Workplace Giving

Does your workplace offer matching funds to personal donations, or participate in a United Way giving campaign? These options can be great ways to make your gift go further, and to make a connection between the Mitchell Institute and your workplace.

The Mary Mitchell Legacy Society: Creating a Living Legacy

Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of property or real estate, and gifts that return an income for life, such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities. Some gifts provide more tax advantages than others, making it easier to achieve charitable and personal financial goals.

To honor the legacy of Mintaha “Mary” Mitchell, mother of Senator George J. Mitchell, the Mary Mitchell Society’s members are comprised of those who have committed to including the Mitchell Institute in their estate plans.

The Pioneer Scholar Program

The Pioneer Scholar Program recognizes specific Mitchell Scholars and Alumni each year in honor of generous supporters who have made significant donations of $250,000 or more to the Mitchell Institute endowment. Pioneer Scholars stand out for acknowledgement through their contributions to school and community and their demonstration of certain qualities as students and as citizens­.