Giving

View more student photographs on our Flickr page! 

All month long, we will be celebrating the Amherst places we love, using the hashtag #AlwaysAmherst. Make a gift and tell us in the comments section about a place on campus you especially love. As a thank you, a student photographer will take a photo of your place, as it looks today, and email it to you. Help us reach our goal of 2,500 new donors in June. 

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Meet our student photographers

Karen Meet Karen

Hi everyone! My name is Karen and I am a rising Senior Sociology and Spanish double major from Bloomfield Hills, MI. Here on campus I am the President of the Association of Amherst Students Senate, a Resident Counselor, Tour Guide, and member of the Black Student Union. I love chatting with my friends and classmates, knitting hats and scarfs, and reading for pleasure when I have a spare moment. My favorite spot on campus is the First-Year Quad, and luckily as a First-Year Resident Counselor I have a great view of it from my window in North Dormitory! I hope you enjoy the photos I will be taking this summer.

 

 

Kaelan Meet Kaelan

Hello! My name is Kaelan McCone, and I’m a rising sophomore at Amherst from North Carolina. I’m a prospective math, French, and political science triple major, and outside of the classroom I serve as an AAS senator and the Amherst Questbridge Chapter President and Liaison. As far as my favorite places on campus go, in my free time if I’m not at the bird sanctuary, you can find me figure skating at the rink! I love photography, so I’m excited to share photos with you this summer.

Amherst was founded through philanthropy. In 1821, 275 local benefactors and townspeople raised $50,000 for the new college on the hill. Over time, the continuous support of alumni, parents, and friends has built the College into what it is today—a premier liberal arts institution that teaches students to read, write, and think critically.

Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. The results are life-changing.


Students in front of Johnson Chapel holding flags that spell out Thank You

Why Giving Matters

Giving matters because the quality of an Amherst education and the College’s commitment to educational opportunity depend on it. Learn more about how your gift works for Amherst.

Donors Make a Difference

 Julie Whitney ‘90

Julie Whitney ’90

Start-Up Funds for Students

Helping students with the small, incidental expenses can have an outsized effect on a student’s time at Amherst.

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