Each year Lincoln Academy depends on alumni, friends, businesses, and foundations to enable the exceptional range of courses and programs that serve the diverse needs of our students. We are grateful for everyone who contributes annually to the Lincoln Fund, as well as to special projects or campaigns throughout the year.
While the sending towns do pay tuition for each student, that amount is calculated each year by the State of Maine. The tuition allowance is simply not enough to provide the quality educational experience that we are committed to providing each student. Lincoln Academy depends on support from the Lincoln Fund to bridge that gap.
Money raised through the Lincoln Fund goes directly into the Academy’s operating budget. It supports students and faculty, and is vital to the life of the school. It provides the funds necessary for daily operations, supporting a wide range of courses, extra-curricular activities, classroom materials, trips, technology updates, and more.
We encourage participation from everyone in the Lincoln Academy community, and hope that all constituents will choose to make a gift. Parents, trustees, faculty, alumni, grandparents, and community members are encouraged to participate.
Giving is a personal decision. Some donors consider their gift an additional investment in their child’s education. For others, giving expresses their gratitude for the role Lincoln Academy has played in their own lives. Some give due to their deep belief in Lincoln Academy as a community anchor. Gifts to the Lincoln Fund start at $1, with many giving $100 and some giving at significantly higher rates. You can also join the Aerie Society, a group of our donors who give monthly recurring gifts that provide a steady income stream for the Academy, and allow for greater cumulative gifts over the course of a year. For those who are able, we encourage joining the Leadership Society with a gift of $1,801 or more.
Absolutely. Every gift is appreciated and every gift counts. Meaningful gifts come in all sizes, depending on the ability of the donor to give. A modest but well-considered gift can inspire other donors to make a gift of their own, magnifying the impact for the school.
You can make a one-time gift, a gift in response to both our spring and fall appeals, or your can join our Aerie Society and make a monthly recurring gift. You may pay by cash, check, credit card, or appreciated stock.
Your name will be listed alphabetically within Lincoln Fund giving level in Aerie, Lincoln Academy’s alumni magazine. If you would like to remain anonymous please make a note with your contribution. We will acknowledge your donation with a thank you letter which also serves as a receipt for tax purposes.
Mail your contribution to: Lincoln Academy Development Office, 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME 04553
E-mail Amy McNaughton or call 207-563-3599 for information and inquiries.