The Lives of Consequence campaign goes to the very heart of the mission of Amherst College: to educate “men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence.”

Through the campaign, the college is seeking to raise $425 million toward scholarships, curriculum and faculty support; learning outside the classroom; and campus upgrades. Additionally, Amherst hopes to secure 500 new Johnson Chapel Associates through a variety of estate provisions. Another campaign initiative, Amherst Connects, aims to provide more opportunities for engagement among alumni and students through events and online programs.

Launched in October 2008, the campaign has drawn interest and support from alumni of every Amherst class, from every corner of the globe. But beyond the data, the dollars and the discussion it has generated is the tangible impact the campaign is having on the lives of students, faculty and the institution itself.

Read the full update, and see charts and graphs, here:

Lives of Consequence: An Update from Campus, Summer 2010Lives of Consequence: An Update from Campus, Summer 2010