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A Legacy for Amherst

There are many ways to benefit Amherst College without parting with assets during your lifetime.

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.

A Legacy for Amherst

Johnson Chapel Associates have included Amherst in their wills, named the College to receive proceeds from life insurance policies and retirement plans, and established charitable life income gifts to benefit Amherst.

You can realize your Amherst College legacy through your


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

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.



Gift Planning Staff

Melody Lynn Twigg
Director of Gift Planning
(413) 542-5193

Janet Howard
Gift Planning Coordinator
(413) 542-2721

Or write to us at:
Gift Planning
Office of Development
Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Or use this on-line form