NVME is celebrating our 40th year anniversary!

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New Ventures Maine Enterprise Fund

Would you like to make a difference by supporting Maine entrepreneurs?

The New Ventures Maine Enterprise Fund was established at the University of Maine at Augusta in 2018 to honor the legacy of long-time staff member Eloise Vitelli and her contributions to NVME’s microenterprise and business development with initial gifts from the Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation and the Cosmopolitan Club of Bath.

The fund will support enterprise-related program expenses, including:

  • Innovations in service delivery such as use of technology and distance learning
  • Professional staff development
  • Program assessment and evaluation
  • Services which facilitate Maine entrepreneurs in developing and growing their businesses

Donate online using this link!  

Giving Options

Send your check to:

New Ventures Maine
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330-9410

Give online through the UMA portal. The online giving option allows you to make your gift using any of the following credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, Discover, DinaCard, or BC Card. You can also make your online gift with an electronic check (ACH).

Plan Ahead. Call or email Gilda Nardone at (207) 621-3437 to talk about including NVME in your estate planning.  All contributions to New Ventures Maine are tax-deductible through the University of Maine System (UMS).

Contact the administrative office at 1-800-442-2092 for more information about any of these giving opportunities.

MaineShare logoChoose payroll deduction through Maineshare, MSECCA, or United Way. Visit the MaineShare website or email New Ventures Maine to find out more.

Since 1978, New Ventures Maine (NVME)-first as the Displaced Homemakers Program, then as Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community-has provided support, guidance and tools to more than 40,000 individuals so they can secure a more promising future for themselves and their families. Your financial support will have an immediate and lasting impact so that we can continue to offer career, financial and small business development programs that help people meet the challenges they face in the Maine economy.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help current and future program participants create better futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Available upon request:

  • NVME 2017 Annual Report
  • NVME 2016 Annual Report
  • NVME 2015 Annual Summary
  • WWC 2014 Annual Report
  • WWC 2013 Annual Summary
  • WWC 2012 Annual Summary
  • WWC 2011 Annual Report