AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta has received a donation of more than $1 million to its capital campaign, putting the university more than halfway to its goal of $5 million.

UMA interim President Glenn Cummings said in a news release Thursday announcing the donation that the donor, whom the university didn’t name, sees the vital role the institution serves in the lives of working Mainers and would like to see other donors and foundations embrace the university.

“We could not be more excited about this incredibly generous gift,” Cummings said. “It signals a strong confidence in UMA and an explicit recognition of the importance of our unique mission.”

The funds raised in the university’s 50th Anniversary Fund campaign, launched in 2014 to coincide with the school’s 50th anniversary this year, will be used for student scholarships, supporting veterans enrolled at UMA, strengthening the school’s online and distance education offerings, and renovating the Jewett Hall Auditorium.