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Office of Development

Megan Morey, Chief Advancement Officer
Smith House, 22 Hitchcock Road, (413) 542-5900

As part of Advancement, Development secures the resources that enable the college to fulfill its educational mission. It does so by fostering connections with alumni, parents, friends and members of the campus community. 

Alumni Fund Volunteer Opportunities

The specific responsibilities of Class Agents, Associate Agents and 1821 Chairs are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering on behalf of the Alumni Fund, please contact your Class liaison. We appreciate your interest and look forward to hearing from you.
Class Agent Responsibilities
  • Lead by example. Make a gift to the Fund before asking others to do the same.
  • Recruit, support, instruct, encourage and manage a team of Associate Agents.

The Parents' Fund


Close relationships with professors is one of the hallmarks of an Amherst education. Take Your Professor Out is one reason why.

Leadership Giving

To e-mail any staff member, add to the person's username shown below.

Brent Alderman Sterste '00
Senior Development Officer
(413) 542-8256

Valdina Chirico
Director of Donor Relations
(413) 542-8234

Beatrice Clark
Stewardship Specialist
(413) 542-2717

Gretchen Dwyer
Director of Leadership Giving
(413) 542-2548