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PowerPay Offers Businesses Unique Approach to Support the University of Maine Alumni Association (UMAA)

The UMAA Has Partnered with PowerPay to Generate Revenue for Alumni Programs and Scholarships through GIVE U Program

Orono, ME and Portland, ME - September 7, 2011 - Today, the University of Maine Alumni Association (UMAA) has announced its partnership with Maine-based PowerPay, oneof the nation's leading providers of merchant account payment processing solutions. This partnership enables University of Maine alumni-owned or operated businesses and their supporters to generate an ongoing stream of funding for UMAA simply by processing credit card transactions. PowerPay's GIVE U Program takes 20% of PowerPay's profit from each transaction at the participating business and donates it to the UMAA on behalf of the merchant. These funds support alumni programs, communications, scholarships and alumni events, including homecoming and reunions.

"The UMaine Alumni Association understands the importance of staying connected and supporting Maine businesses," says Todd Saucier, President/Executive Director of the UMAA. "That's why we are excited to work with a company like PowerPay that's based in Maine and provides all services right here in Maine as well. With PowerPay, we're confident that our alumni will receive the highest quality payment processing products and services at the best possible price."

"PowerPay is pleased to work with the UMAA in order to create more funding through the GIVE U Program," states Jim Raftice, President and Chief Operations Officer at PowerPay. "We understand that many alumni businesses want to be able to support the UMAA, but may not have the time or means to do so. This program gives alumni all over the country the opportunity to give back and show their support without adding expenses."

About PowerPay

PowerPay is one of the nation's fastest growing and most trusted providers of merchant card and electronic payment processing solutions. Established in 2003, PowerPay is a Merchant Acquirer Independent Sales Organization (ISO) supporting all major credit and debit cards, electronic benefits transfer (EBT), government purchase cards, petroleum cards, loyalty cards, gift cards and recurring bill payment. Working with its wholly owned subsidiary and internet-based merchant account provider, e-onlinedata, PowerPay delivers comprehensive, innovative solutions that help customers grow their businesses and improve their bottom lines. For more information, please visit: www.powerpay.biz

About The University of Maine Alumni Association (UMAA)

For more than 135 years the UMAA has existed to serve the University of Maine and its alumni. The role and purpose of the UMAA has changed to fit the times. Today, UMAA serves as the alumni's chief source for social and business networking, outreach and advocacy. The goal of the UMAA is to connect all of UMaine's 100,000+ living alumni, whether through its website, MAINE Alumni Magazine, on-line communities, or hosting Black Bear gatherings from Maine to Florida, and Pennsylvania to Oregon. To support its mission, the UMAA secures funding from multiple sources, including fundraising and corporate sponsorships. For more information, please visit: www.umainealumni.com

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