The promise of access

Preserving our historic strengths by supporting outstanding students and faculty.

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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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If you are 70 ½ or older you may make gifts totaling up to $100,000 a year directly from your IRA to qualified charities.*

Click here to learn about the new IRA Charitable Rollover Gift Annuity Plan.

The benefits of making a gift to Amherst College this way include:

  • If you don’t itemize deductions and are not yet required to take your RMD, a QCD offers all of the benefits of an itemized income tax charitable deduction.
  • If you are age 73 or older and must take your RMD, a QCD can satisfy your RMD without increasing your income taxes
  • Avoids income tax on IRA withdrawals.
  • Supports the important work of Amherst with a tax-free gift.

Contact your IRA administrator. They may have specific instructions for you.
Your administrator should make a check payable to the Trustees of Amherst College, and mail it to:
Amherst College
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA  01002-5000

* Please Note: Only outright gifts qualify. Your gift cannot be for a life income gift arrangement.

Please complete the online form below so we can be sure to credit your gift properly (or contact Julie Lackner, J.D., Director of Gift Planning, if you have questions):


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