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

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

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Alumni Fund Volunteer Opportunities

The specific responsibilities of Class Agents, Associate Agents and 1821 Chairs are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering on behalf of the Alumni Fund, please contact your Class liaison. We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you.
 
Class Agent Responsibilities
  • Lead by example. Make a gift to the Fund before asking others to do the same.
  • Recruit, support, instruct, encourage and manage a team of Associate Agents.
  • Annually review, modify and replenish members of the Associate Agent team.
  • Assign each classmate to the appropriate Associate Agent.
  • Coordinate the solicitation of leadership (1821 Society) gifts in the class.
  • Help determine the dollar and participation goals for the class.
  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve those goals.
  • Ensure that brief personal thank-you notes are written to each donor as well as to all Associate Agents.
  • Regularly update the staff in the Office of Development or the Annual Fund Co-Chairs with progress reports or concerns and questions.
Associate Agent Responsibilities
  • Lead by example. Make a gift to the Fund before asking others to do the same.
  • Help Amherst secure annual, unrestricted gifts by calling or meeting with all assigned classmates.
  • Provide progress reports to the Class Agent/s regularly.
  • Support the work of the Annual Fund and the Class Agent/s.
  • Thank each donor, preferably with a brief handwritten note.
1821 Chair Responsibilities
  • Lead by example. Make a gift to the Fund before asking others to do the same.
  • Coordinate the solicitation of leadership gifts with the Class Agent/s.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to achieve leadership giving/1821 Society goals.
  • Recruit, as needed, and manage a team of committee members to help with 1821 Society solicitations in conjunction with Class Agents.
  • Help Amherst secure leadership gifts ($1,821 or more, less for younger classes) by contacting assigned classmates.
  • Provide regular updates to the Class Agent/s and the staff in the Annual Fund Office.
  • Thank each donor assigned, preferably with a handwritten note.
  • Read Annual Fund Update, to ensure you’re up to date on the Fund’s and class’s progress.
 

Contact Us

annualfund@amherst.edu
Main Phone: (413) 542-5900
Gift Hotline: (866) 542-GIFT

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

STAFF DIRECTORY »