Gift Planning

A planned gift is a gift that in most cases will benefit Amherst at some future point in time. Unlike an outright gift that provides Amherst full benefit upon receipt (such as a gift to the Annual Fund), a planned gift defers the College’s use of transferred assets until the death of a donor, or until the end of a specified period of time. In return for a planned gift, donors and their families may receive important estate and income tax benefits, and, depending upon their gift, an attractive annual income stream for their life or the life of a secondary beneficiary. Individuals considering planned gifts to Amherst are advised consult with their financial advisor.

Learn more about gift planning at Amherst.


Department Leadership

Chief Advancement Officer
Megan Morey 

Advancement Operations
Suzanne Newby-Estes

Alumni and Parent Programs and Annual Giving
A. Elizabeth Anema

Alumni Secretary
Betsy Cannon Smith '84, P'15

Career Center & Associate Dean of Students
Ursula Olender

Grants Office 
Lisa Stoffer 

Leadership Giving
Gretchen Dwyer

Philanthropic Advisor and International Giving
Erika Shelburne