Thank you for your interest in donating to the Maine Medical Association, the Maine Medical Education Trust, and/or the Maine Medical Education Foundation. An explanation of each of the fund options is below.
A donation to the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) can be directed towards one of three MMET activities; continuing education programs, a scholarship fund, or to benefit the Medical Professionals Health Program. Donations to this fund are tax deductible.
- The MMET Education Fund provides continuing education opportunities for physicians throughout the State of Maine. Donations to this program would be used to create, promote, sponsor and organize educational programs and opportunities whose primary objectives are the improvement and upgrading of medical practice through education and training in the field of health care.
- The MMET also manages the newly formed Scholarship Fund. This fund, started by Jo Linder, MD during her MMA presidency in 2011, offers scholarships to Maine students pursuing a degree in medicine.
- The Medical Professionals Health Program (MPHP) is the recipient of donations to the John C. Dalco, MD & Thomas McDermott, MD Memorial Fund, named in honor of the program’s first medical director and board chair. A donation to this fund helps physicians and other medical professionals – including osteopathic physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, nurses and pharmacists – receive confidential assistance with treatment and recovery from addiction disorders.
The Maine Medical Education Foundation (MMEF) Loan Program was created to make loans available to Maine residents enrolled in or accepted to approved medical schools. Over $4 million has been loaned to deserving medical students. Students have flexibility in when they re-pay and the interest rates are very low. A donation to this fund will be used to secure future loans for Maine students pursuing a degree in medicine. Donations to this fund are tax deductible.
Donations to the Long Term Development/ComForT Fund increases the reserves of the Maine Medical Association to ensure it will remain as a resource and advocacy center for future generations of physicians. Donations to this fund are not tax deductible.
Please contact Dee Kerry, Program Director, at 207-480-4185 with any questions. Thank you!