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Giving, Under the Microscope

Giving, Under the Microscope

December 21, 2010

These days, as the national jobless rate continues to hover around 9 percent, it is clear that many in the country could use a helping hand.

But what does it really mean to give and, for that matter, to receive? Even more simply, what is a gift? Who gets to give?

Matching Gifts

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"Teachers teach subjects," says Barry O’Connell, "But they also teach persons."

Barry O'Connell, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, with Sarah Perez '11

Two Gifts for the Record Books

New York Times: Colleges Are Not Going Hungry, but Are in Need

In this piece, Ron Lieber ’93 journeyed north to his college and spoke with President Anthony W. Marx, Chief Advancement Officer Megan Morey and Lives of Consequence Campaign Co-Chair and Trustee Brian Conway ’80 about giving to one’s alma mater in today’s economic climate.

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.”