Group photo of soccer team members and the Beneskis

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.

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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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New Residence Hall to Be Named for ’83 Alumnus

Outside view of Greenway Dorm A being renamed as Ford Hall

Welcome to Ford Hall

Bill Ford ’83 lends his name to part of the Greenway Projects, 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. 

Photo of Biddy Martin, President of Amherst College

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.

Future Promise

Then and Now: an aerial image of Amherst campus from the 1940s and from the same perspective, an aerial image of the Amherst campus now

Amherst launches a fundraising campaign

This weekend Amherst launches a fundraising campaign that honors its past—and sets an ambitious new agenda for the liberal arts.

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Campaign Launch Event

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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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