The 1882 Society is a group of donors who have chosen to include Maine College of Art in their estate plans through a bequest, charitable trust, future gift of real estate or other planned gift. With some planning, a gift can benefit the College and create tax advantages for the donor. There are several means of making planned gifts. Please consult with us on how these different forms might be most beneficial to you. Before entering into any agreements with Maine College of Art or other charitable organizations, be sure to consult your tax advisor.

Please contact us for sample language, adding a provision to your will, or naming Maine College of Art to receive the proceeds of a life insurance policy or a retirement plan, such as an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other pension benefit plan. Because these assets often carry heavy income and/or estate tax burdens, they are ideal assets to use for charitable gifts. Contact Annie Wadleigh, Assistant Director of Development, at awadleigh@meca.edu or 207.699.5015.

1882 Society Members

Maine College of Art’s 1882 Society gratefully recognizes individuals who have made
arrangements for the College in their estate plans.

  • Lisabeth F. Barrett ‘88
  • Veronica Benning*
  • Jane Briggs
  • Douglas R. Coleman, Jr.
  • Allerton Cushman
  • Roderick Dew ’80, MFA ’00
  • Robert Diamante ‘93
  • Jo Orise Dodge
  • Roger Gilmore Hon. DFA ‘02
  • Constance Hayes ’80, Hon. DFA ’03
  • Alison D. Hildreth ’76
  • Albert C. Hubbard and Christopher Deane

  • Candace Pilk Karu Hon. DFA ’13
  • Grace Nelson ‘82
  • Lorraine Lazzari
  • Marta Morse
  • Deborah Spring Reed
  • Joan Fowler Smith Hon. DFA ’01 and Duncan Smith
  • Katy Stenhouse ’91
  • Carl Benton Straub
  • Dr. Philip Thompson, Jr., Hon. DFA ’91
  • Susan H. Webster
  • Caron C. Zand


* Deceased