Foundation and Corporate Relations

Foundation and Corporate Relations (FCR) works to support the College's Advancement effort.  FCR is responsible primarily for seeking major grants from national foundations and corporations in support of broad institutional programs and initiatives.  Some examples of such projects might include a curriculum development initiative, the construction or renovation of a campus building, programs serving the needs of Amherst students or faculty, or the purchase of major equipment to enhance teaching and research at the College.

FCR work collaboratively with the Dean of the Faculty's Office to assist faculty seeking grants in support their research.  The group's Web site provides links to comprehensive funding opportunity databases, to some of the most commonly sought funding agencies and grant competitions, and advice on proposal writing, as well as information about the College's policies concerning external grant applications.  Foundation and Corporate Relations staff also provide constructive comments on draft grant proposals given a reasonable amount of notice, and offer advice on putting together proposed project budgets.



Department Leadership

Chief Advancement Officer
Megan Morey 

Advancement Operations
Suzanne Newby-Estes

Alumni and Parent Programs and Annual Giving
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