Make a Gift

The needs are many, the choices broad. From a small donation to a large endowment, every contribution to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is vital. Give now online, or read on for more information.

Many alumni choose to support the department from which they graduated. Others designate an existing scholarship or co-curricular activity such as internships or study abroad. Some endow new scholarships or apply funds to specific initiatives. When donors choose to leave gifts unrestricted, SBS will put their support where it’s needed most. If your employer participates in a matching gift program, the size of your contribution multiplies. Nearly 9,000 companies around the world participate. Check now to see if yours does.

Where to Give

SBS Unrestricted Gift

By allowing the dean to focus on areas of need as they arise, unrestricted gifts to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences provide tremendous benefit directly to students and faculty, helping departments fulfill their central mission of teaching and research.

SBS Dean's Opportunity Fund
Gifts to the Dean's Opportunity Fund allow the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to

  • Provide merit-based financial aid to our best students
  • Expand opportunities for students to study abroad and participate in internships
  • Devise departmental curricula and create a core college curriculum that incorporates emerging social, economic and political issues into undergraduate and graduate education
  • Honor distinguished teaching and community service at both faculty and student levels
  • Expand outreach programs in the Commonwealth

SBS Departments and Programs
Many SBS departments and programs are building their own endowment funds to support specific needs such as undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty research, lecture series, and research initiatives. Click here to learn more about giving to SBS departments and programs.

How to Give
There are almost as many variations on ways to make a donation as there are needs to be met. There are gifts that pay you income, gifts you make today, and gifts that benefit UMass Amherst after your lifetime

Gifts You Can Make Anytime

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Closely Held Stock
  • Life Insurance

Gifts After Your Lifetime

  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • Savings Bonds
  • Life Insurance Death Benefits
  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Closely Held Stock

Click here for more information.

For detailed information on any of these giving options, contact
James Mallet, director of development
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Draper Hall
40 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9274
413.577.1700