Document Type

Grant Application


see attached



Project Period

FY 2014-2015

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

Past Margaret Chase Smith Lecture on Public Affairs' speakers include Donna Shalala, Hodding Carter, John Kenneth Galbraith, Hedrick Smith, Madelin Kunin, and Alan Brinkley. A small endowment to help support the Lectureship was created in 1989 by the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation in honor of Senator Smith's contributions to Maine and the nation. Proceeds from the endowment will be used to help support the Lecture. The Lecture will be held at the Collins Center for the Arts. The audience will include the Stillwater Society, the President's Club, the UMaine Board of Visitors, the UMS Board of Trustees, the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation Board of Directors, Maine government officials and a guest list from Senator Collins. ln addition, the entire campus community will be invited. We hope the Senator's visit can be worked into the classroom. We anticipate that a VIP reception will be held prior to the Lecture and an open reception after the Lecture.