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$240 million gift to UMaine System ranks among largest ever to public institutes of higher ed

A $240 million gift to the University of Maine System is among the largest ever gifts to public institutes of higher education and will be used to invest in new facilities, scholarships and athletics over the next 12 years.

The funding is part of a $500 million investment announced by the Harold Alfond Foundation Tuesday that will provide grants of between $5 million and $240 million to expand science and technology education and workforce skills around Maine. The grants are the largest set of commitments the philanthropic organization has made in its 70-year history.

About half of the total Alfond donation will go to the U Maine System, which announced more details Wednesday on how the money will be spent. The gift is the 8th largest gift ever to a U.S. institute of public higher education and the largest ever in New England, according to a news release from the

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Aflac Ranks No. 10 on LATINA Style’s List of 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.

COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac, a leading provider of supplemental insurance and products in the U.S., today announced the company has once again been honored by LATINA Style as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the United States, landing at No. 10 on the prestigious list. This marks the 21st year that Aflac has been recognized in the 23-year history of the LATINA Style 50 Report, and it stands as the company’s highest-ever ranking. According to LATINA Style, the report has established itself as the most respected source for employment and career programs for Latinas across the nation.

“Aflac is thrilled our efforts to promote a diverse workplace and inclusive culture have once again been recognized by LATINA Style,” said Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos. “It has been an unprecedented year for racial justice and equality, and Aflac is committed

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