Create Your Legacy

The promise of discovery

Opportunities to learn by doing, through research experience, field-based work, and course-related travel.

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The promise of achievements

The contributions of our alumni in every walk of life continue to grow in vast disproportion to their numbers.

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The promise of generations

Alumni, parents, and friends have made Amherst one of the most exceptional colleges in the country.

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Gift planning is creative. The most popular planned gifts are described here, but we invite you to have a conversation with our office about the many ways that you can support Amherst through gift planning.  

The Amherst Gift Planning Team


Julie R. Lackner, J.D.   
Director of Gift Planning   
Phone: (413) 542-5193   




Rei Matsushita    
Assistant Director of Gift Planning   
Phone: 413-542-2712   




Elaine B. Reilly   
Executive Assistant   
Phone: 413-542-8262   


If you plan to make a gift, here is the basic information you might need. Thank you for your continued support for Amherst College.