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

“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.”

USA Today: College ask for less 'stuff,' more money

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
In this article, Rob Schur ’98, assistant director of Amherst’s Annual Fund, discussed the trend in recent years among seniors to contribute to the Annual Fund upon graduating, rather than give their alma mater an item (a bench or a clock, for example).

Canes, Smoked Turkey and Diplomas: Fun Facts About Amherst College’s 187th Commencement

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

May 22, 2008
Contact: Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—On Sunday, May 25, Amherst College will celebrate its 187th Commencement at 10 a.m. on the school’s Main Quadrangle. The exercises—which will feature addresses from college president Anthony W. Marx and senior Daniel J. Cluchey and the awarding of bachelor of arts degrees to 445 graduates and honorary degrees to seven distinguished guests—are expected to attract more than 5,000 friends and family members to the town of Amherst for the weekend.