UMass Amherst Foundation Introduces ‘Aspire’ Report on Philanthropy

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The first issue of Aspire, a new biannual report conveying the impact of private gifts to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is available online. The report uses bold, compelling photography and graphics to reflect the creativity and vision of those whose philanthropy propels the university forward.

“Each issue of Aspire serves to steward individuals and organizations that donate to the university and demonstrate the importance of collective giving. The communication further raises awareness of priority areas of fundraising for the flagship campus among university stakeholders such as alumni,” said Michael Leto, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations.

Read the spring issue of Aspire online and download a PDF at

Aspire is a communication of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, which leads and supports all private fundraising on behalf of students, faculty, staff and friends.

Aspire reflects the foundation’s commitment to transparency and appreciation for all who support the university through service and philanthropy.

The production of Aspire is a collaboration between the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and University Communications in University Relations.

The second issue of Aspire will be published in October.

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