Himmelstein Talks Risks of Corporate Philanthropy

National Public Radio’s Alan Greenblatt recently spoke with Amherst sociology professor Jerome Himmelstein about the recent flap over the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation dropping funding for Planned Parenthood (albeit temporarily). Himmelstein commented on the implications for businesses supporting charities which might turn into public relations nightmares.

Giving, Under the Microscope

Boston Globe: Big nonprofits predict 9% drop in donations

The college’s fundraising successes were mentioned in this article about philanthropy in the downturn.

Profiles in Philanthropy: The Class of '08 Senior Gift Committee

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“As the youngest alumni of Amherst, we now have the opportunity and the responsibility to give back to the college,” writes Elizabeth Neckes ’08. “The Senior Class Gift Program serves as a springboard for the class to begin the tradition.”

Profiles in Philanthropy: Dwight Goldthorpe '41

Dwight Goldthorpe '41Largest Bequest in Amherst History In October, a call came to Amherst from the estate of Dwight Goldthorpe ’41. The attorney on the line said that Dwight, who’d lived a quiet, unassuming life in Palm Beach, Fla., had died weeks earlier at age 87.

Profiles in Philanthropy: Christine Noyer Seaver '81

Chris Noyer Seaver ’81 was an economics major at Amherst, but she took courses in everything from art history to genetics. She spent four years on the squash team. She also played field hockey, lacrosse and tennis; worked at Valentine and at athletic events; and dabbled in student government and writing for the Amherst Student.

Amherst College Receives $13 Million To Launch Center for Community Engagement