Maposa’s inclination to connect extends beyond people. She credits Amherst with preparing her—a double major in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, and Architectural Studies—to be curious and confident.
“I was motivated by a desire to see that the aid I had received would be available to future students, but I also saw it as an opportunity to express my support for Asian American students” says Anthony Chan ’72.
“Being an entrepreneur has changed my life enormously for the better,” says William Collis ’07. “It opened a doorway for me to accelerate my career in ways that would not have been possible on a conventional corporate track.”
Generations of Amherst athletes gathered to honor Coach Michelle Morgan with the newly named “Morgan Way,” and the Michelle Morgan Women's Athletics Endowment Fund, the first endowed fund at Amherst to be named for a female coach at the College.
With a gift to the College in 1989, Donald “Skip” Sykes ’59 established the Class of 1959 Soccer Fund as a tribute to Coach Rostas. Though Skip passed away in 2019, Frances “Fran” Sykes W’59 continues to support the Class of 1959 Soccer Fund.
Kimberly Kahn’s connection to Amherst, like any relationship, has changed over time. In her case, it has grown in the direction of a deepening respect, affection and trust.
Sabah Servaes, MD ’90 draws on her Amherst education to deliver much-needed care at West Virginia’s first children’s hospital, and ensures more students have access to a transformative liberal arts experience and opportunities to explore STEM fields.
Pavel Chernyshov ’04 understands the importance of the College’s financial programs first hand. Pavel received a full scholarship to Amherst and was determined to use it to the fullest advantage. He is a dedicated Amherst Fund donor and volunteer.
The Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives Fund involves three generations of Amherst alumni named Moon and Shogren with a deep concern for the environment and a shared belief in the College’s potential to be a leader in the field.
Betty and Paul Mayer ’65 flipped the script. They transformed their bequest to establish the Paul J. Mayer, M.D. 1965 and Elizabeth F. Mayer Scholarship Fund into an outright and immediate gift to the College.
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.
For Bennett and Jenn Wilson, both class of ‘96, 2021 was a milestone year: their 20th wedding anniversary and their 25th reunion. They wanted to do something special for Amherst...
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.
Every two years, on Election Day in Maryland, Samuel I. “Sandy” Rosenberg ’72 stands outside one of his district’s busiest polling place, which also happens to be the elementary school he attended.
Some stories are so quiet that they’re easy to miss. They don’t jump out and beg to be told. Joan Cummings Hebert’s long commitment to the alma mater...
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.
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.
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.
A uniquely generous gift to the College’s archives from the Norfolk Charitable Trust—headed by Andrew Kendall ’83 P’19,’22.
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.
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.
How three alumni in the class of 1963 are helping create a lasting legacy in honor of an Amherst trailblazer.
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.
The residence hall is part of one of the largest physical transformations of the College since its founding.
Amherst College’s new comprehensive campaign, Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century, launched publicly on Saturday evening, April 7.