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The 1821 Society brings together Amherst College supporters from each generation of Amherst graduates and parents who are dedicated to ensuring that today’s students experience the fullest possible range of intellectual, athletic, artistic, and internship opportunities.

From faculty grants that support interdisciplinary study, to summer science research grants, to scholarships that meet 100% of demonstrated need, gifts at every level of the 1821 Society combine to touch nearly every corner of academic and student life at Amherst. 


The Irradient Society


The Irradient Society was established to honor those who contribute to the Amherst Fund each year without fail and who exhibit steadfast loyalty to—and support of—the College. In naming the society, the College recognizes its founding promise to "give light to the world." The loyalty and generosity of these donors are exceptional and meaningful tributes to Amherst.

A great way to ensure your membership in the Irradient Society is with a recurring gift. A recurring gift plan makes your annual gift to Amherst College easy and convenient. Credit cards can be charged monthly or annually. Signing up is as easy as checking the recurring giving box on our online giving form.