Dave Hixon '75 and friends admire the newly dedicated basketball court

Basketball Court Dedicated to Coach Hixon ’75

Close to 200 alumni, friends and fans of Coach Dave Hixon ’75 gathered in LeFrak Gymnasium to celebrate one of the most successful college coaching careers in the nation and recognize Hixon’s enduring legacy.

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The Class of 1956: All In

When it comes to support of the Amherst Fund, no other class has done what the Class of 1956 has done: 100% participation for the past three years in a row (and nine times total), and an 18-year streak of over 90% participation.

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The Groove Fund: Supporting the Connective Power of Art

Matt Popoli ’98 and his wife Paula established the Groove Fund to celebrate their belief in the power of art and the unique opportunities it offers students.

John Kirkpatrick '51 is surrounded by classmates at the science center in 2019.

Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall Dedication

Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall in the new Science Center was dedicated on Friday, May 10, 2019, in honor of John E. Kirkpatrick '51 and Phyllis D. Kirkpatrick.

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Greenway D Named for ’88 Alumna

The Greenway Residence Halls, opened in the fall of 2016 and are part of one of the largest physical transformations of the College since its founding.

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All in the Family: Notable Archive Finds a Home at Amherst

A uniquely generous gift to the College’s archives from the Norfolk Charitable Trust—headed by Andrew Kendall ’83 P’19,’22.

Gideon Bok’s Wingate Studios with Aldo’s Press #2, No Sleep till Hinsdale (2008)

Growing the Collection: A Gift that Keeps Giving

For more than a decade, the Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisition Fund has invited students to select new artworks for the Mead’s permanent collection.

Stanley Rabinowitz Distinguished Teaching Professorship

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A unique Promise campaign gift tailored to Amherst's strengths and needs.

Stanley Rabinowitz, the Henry Steele Commager Professor of Russian, will retire at the end of the Fall 2018 semester. Last April, the Amherst community gathered to celebrate the establishment of the Stanley Rabinowitz Distinguished Teaching Professorship, a permanently endowed fund at Amherst College made possible through a generous gift made by an anonymous graduate.

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Soccer Program Named for Ted Beneski ’78, P’08 and Laurie Beneski P’08

Amherst recognized the Beneskis for their extraordinary leadership and generosity in the Promise Campaign by naming the men’s and women’s soccer program in their honor.

Professor Davis teaching a class in the Octagon, taken in October 1972

Asa J. Davis, Leon B. Gibbs ’63 Scholarship Fund

How three alumni in the class of 1963 are helping create a lasting legacy in honor of an Amherst trailblazer.

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Amherst College Announces $50 Million Anonymous Gift

Amherst College has received a gift of $50 million by an anonymous donor as part of its comprehensive campaign, Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century. 

Promise Campaign Launches Publicly With $100 Million Anonymous Gift

Photo of Board Chair Cullen Murphy '74 and President Martin speaking in Johnson Chapel

Effort seeks to raise $625 million over five years to support student aid, grow the faculty and promote the liberal arts.

At the campaign launch event, President Martin also announced a gift of $100 million by an anonymous graduate of the College, which matches the largest gift Amherst has ever received, and which will be used as a challenge, providing matching funds when other alumni of the College support campaign priorities at significant levels.

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Outside view of Greenway Dorm A being renamed as Ford Hall

New Residence Hall to Be Named for ’83 Alumnus

The residence hall is part of one of the largest physical transformations of the College since its founding.

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Photo and Video from Campaign Launch Weekend

The campaign launch weekend was full of conversation, communication, and celebration. 

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President Martin announces the launch of the campaign

In a letter to the Amherst community, President Martin  announced the launch of Promise: The Campaign for Amherst's Third Century.

The Promise Campaign Launch Events

The student musical group TBH performing in Valentine Hall

Amherst offered a weekend of events to officially launch Promise: The Campaign for Amherst's Third Century

A conversation with the president. A demonstration of ultracold atoms. A collaborative sing-along. The official start of Amherst’s new fundraising campaign featured all of these sessions and more.

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