Amherst College’s new comprehensive campaign, Promise: The Campaign for Amherst’s Third Century, since launching publicly on April 7, was noted in a recent piece by Inside Higher Ed, both in a roundup of current capital campaigns, and a special note concerning the inclusion of a $100 million anonymous gift. The gift was announced as part of the campaign launch, to raise $625 million over five years.
UPDATE: The gift and the campaign were written up April 21 in Philanthropy News Digest, which quoted Suzanne Newby-Estes, the College's executive director of advancement and campaign operations. "We are just expanding the faculty, and it's important to recognize that the needs of the institution change over time, so it's not only just for STEM, it's just what the institution needs right now," she said. "One hundred years from now it could be completely different."