In 1823, Adam Johnson, a Pelham carpenter, bequeathed $4,000, or two-thirds of his lifetime savings to Amherst. His gift provided for the building of a chapel at the new college on the hill.
Planned gifts to Amherst take many forms, but they all change lives. Some fund scholarships to help future students grow and thrive. Others allow the construction of new buildings, the enhancement of the College's art collection or the addition of original texts to the archives. Still others advance faculty research and scholarship, leading to increased knowledge and better teaching. You can use gift planning, including gifts through your estate and gifts that pay you income, to provide meaningful support for Amherst while enjoying financial and tax benefits for you and your family.
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Amherst, MA 01002-5000
Information contained in this website should not be considered legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Individuals considering a planned gift to Amherst should consult with their financial advisor.