The Parents' Fund
Amherst Offers Choices
From the study of neuroscience to classical Greek, from study abroad in South Africa to lab research, from internships in computer science to performance in athletics or theater, Amherst offers choices. Make a gift to the Parents' Fund to sustain and expand those choices.
Amherst now offers Parents' Fund supporters directed giving. You may choose to designate your gift within the Parents' Fund to one of the following:
- Current Priorities
- Academic Life
- Student Life
- Financial Aid
Families who give $1,821 or more qualify for the 1821 Society. Last year, leadership gifts accounted for nearly 90 percent of dollars raised by the Parents’ Fund.
Parents are also invited to volunteer for the Parents' Fund, where your commitment and energy helps enhance student life. Nearly 50 parents volunteer for the Parents' Fund each year, making calls to other parents to connect and to raise funds for Amherst.