Advancement encompasses the Chief Advancement Officer, Advancement Communications, Advancement Operations, Alumni and Parent Programs (APP), the Amherst Fund, Gift Planning, and Leadership Giving. We work to advance the Amherst College mission; help to raise awareness of the College and its goals; connect alumni, families and friends to the College and to each other; and raise money to support the people, places and programs that make Amherst College a place for students of promise.


We accomplish this by nurturing long-term and mutually enriching relationships with and among all members of the global College community, from today’s students to alumni, families and friends from around the world. These connections help create more and better opportunities for student research, internships and service, fulfilling the promise of this treasured place. 

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Where Can You Find Us?

Advancement is housed across two buildings: Pontypool (22 Snell Street) and Smith House (22 Hitchcock Road).