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Johnson Chapel Associates

Johnson Chapel Associates are alumni, parents, and friends who have demonstrated their commitment to Amherst’s future by including the College in their estate plans.

Amherst has chosen Johnson Chapel as the symbol to honor these individuals because it was Adam Johnson, a Pelham carpenter, who in 1823 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 upon the hill.

Johnson Chapel Associates  are alumni and friends who have included Amherst in their wills, named the College to receive proceeds from a life insurance policy or retirement plan (IRA, 403[b], 401[k], or established a charitable life income gift arrangement to benefit Amherst.  Amherst is grateful for this important kind of source.

Ways to become a Johnson Chapel Associate - find the right gift for you

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Roster of current Associates

By making Amherst part of your estate plan, you can provide a gift to the College as a lasting legacy of your support and as a part of your Reunion contribution.




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.

For more information about making a planned gift to Amherst, please contact the Gift Planning staff.


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

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