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Leading by Example

The 1821 Society brings together supporters from each generation of Amherst graduates who are dedicated to ensuring that today’s students experience the fullest possible range of intellectual, athletic, artistic, and internship opportunities.

From faculty grants that support interdisciplinary study, to summer science research grants, to scholarships that meet 100% of demonstrated need, gifts at every level of the 1821 Society combine to touch nearly every corner of academic and student life at Amherst.  The 1821 Society thanks its committed supporters through campus and regional events as well as yearly stewardship gifts.

1821 Society Membership and Recognition

Qualifying levels for 1821 Society membership are as follows.



1821 Society for Young Alumni    
      1-5 yrs out $41.67 $500
      6-10 yrs out $83.34 $1,000
1821 Society $151.75 $1,821
Noah Webster Circle $833.34 $10,000

Learn more about 1821 Society Membership Recognition.

Last year, nearly 1,450 alumni, parents and friends joined or renewed their membership in the 1821 Society, contributing more than $7.5 million.


Contact Us

Amherst College
P.O. Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Main Phone: (413) 542-5900
Gift Hotline: (866) 542-GIFT