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Donor Recognition Societies

Amherst has developed four donor recognition societies to honor donors who have been especially generous. The 1821 Society and the Noah Webster Circle recognize Annual Fund donors (Alumni Fund and Parents’ Fund). Johnson Chapel Associates honors those who have made planned gifts to the College, including bequest intentions. Founders Society pays tribute to alumni, parents and friends who have made commitments to the College totaling $1 million or more.


1821 Society

Recognizes leadership giving to the Annual Fund and commemorates the College's founding year.

Noah Webster Circle
Recognizes the most generous supporters of the Annual Fund and honors Noah Webster's founding vision.

Johnson Chapel Associates

Alumni, parents, and friends who have demonstrated their commitment to Amherst’s future by including the College in their estate plans.

Founders Society

Established in 1997 to honor the dedication of a distinguished group of Amherst College's most generous alumni and friends.


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