Giving

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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The years leading up to your 50th Reunion mark a special milestone. There are unique giving opportunities that may help you make a significant gift to Amherst in honor of your 50th Reunion and subsequent reunion years.  Learn more below.

 

Gift Credit for Bequests

After your 45th Reunion, you can receive reunion and campaign gift credit if Amherst is a primary beneficiary of your estate plan.
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Outright Gifts from your IRA

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 for more about how the new SECURE Act impacts giving from your IRA.