Soeun “Sona” Kim ’22

A Full-Circle Moment for Soeun “Sona” Kim ’22

A Finance Trek with the Loeb Center inspired a new career path for Sona Kim ’22, who has been working as an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. Her appreciation for the support she found at Amherst now fuels a commitment to pay it forward. 

Edward Pitoniak ’78

"The Unmapped Adventure of Being a Liberal Arts Student": Q&A with Edward Pitoniak ’78

Edward Pitoniak ’78, real estate executive, canoe enthusiast and longtime supporter of the Amherst Fund, gives us a new appreciation for what changes and what is constant at the College.

Skilled Networker, Champion of Democracy, Amherst Fund Volunteer, and Powerlifter: Jessica Maposa ’17 Makes the Time

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.

Anthony Chan ’72: Driver of Change

“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.

Entrepreneur William Collis ’07 Seeds a Conference on Campus…and Seeks a Cure

“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.”

Coach Michelle Morgan smiling with Morgan Way sign

Celebrating a Trailblazer: Endowed Fund and Walkway Named in Honor of Coach Michelle Morgan

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.

Fran & Skip Sykes Wedding Day

Frances Sykes W’59 Keeps the Tribute Going

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 ’98

Kimberly Kahn ’98 Finds Her Way Back to the College

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 Servae

Amherst Integrity: Sabah Servaes Widens the Net

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

Embracing Diversity of Opinions

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. 

A family of alums. Beth, Mike and Bobby Shogren, along with Beth’s father Fred Moon.

A Family Takes Action to Prepare Amherst Students for the Future

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 in gymnasium

Betty and Paul Mayer ’65 Jumpstart Their Gift to Amherst

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.

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.

Bennett and Jenn Wilson

A Way of Saying Thank You

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...

image of members of class of 1956

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.

Image of Sandy Rosenberg

Sandy Rosenberg ’72: On the Path of Public Service

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.

 Joan Cummings Hebert and Robert S. Hebert ’45

Joan Cummings Hebert W’45: Enduring Devotion

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...

A group of dancers striking a pose on a darkened stage

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.

Photo of the exterior of Nicholls Biondi Hall

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.

Portrait of Henry P. Kendall

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.

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.

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.

Amherst seal

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.