Michael A. Leto, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations and executive director of the UMass Amherst Foundation, who led the university to historic, record-setting levels of philanthropic support during his tenure, has announced his retirement, effective in June 2019.
AMHERST, Mass. – The fifth annual UMassGives, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s 48-hour online fundraising event, raised a total of $338,622 from 5,107 gifts. UMassGives ran from Founders Day, April 27 to April 28.
Hundreds of students, staff and faculty are expected to participate in the 7th annual Daffodil Run to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County on Sunday, April 30, beginning at Kendrick Park in Amherst.
The student organization UMass For the Kids raised $133,000 for Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield this school year, including more than $20,000 on April 8 when more than 1,000 UMass Amherst students participated in the group’s annual UDance marathon.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new program to build academic pathways for high-performing graduates from the Commonwealth’s community colleges with a $1 million gift.