Giving to the Department of Nutrition

Please consider making a financial investment in the Department of Nutrition. Your gift will be used to support student scholarships, faculty and student research, a variety of educational programs, and departmental outreach activities. We invite you to lend support in personally meaningful ways that will inspire and shape the future of the Department.

If you have questions or would like more information about giving options, please contact David Catrambone, Director of Development, by phone at 413-545-1766 or by email at

Financial Contributions

Your gift has many benefits. It helps us provide students with a superb education and it helps talented students who would not otherwise be able to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Your annual support of our programs helps us continue to provide our students with the excellent education that has enabled our graduates to have outstanding careers. Your annual support of our scholarships enables us to attract the very best students in a competitive recruiting environment.

We invite you to consider the tax deductible Giving Options that are available to you:

The Virginia A. Beal Lectureship Fund

General Giving to the Department of Nutrition

Ways to Give

Make a Gift online: You can contribute online through the secure donation page on the UMass Amherst Development website. Be sure to choose the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and then the Department of Nutrition, in the allocation drop-down menus.

Mail Your Gift: If you prefer to send your contribution by mail, please submit your check, money order, or credit card authorization to the address below. Please do not send cash. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: University of Massachusetts Amherst. Please note that you wish to make your gift to the “Department of Nutrition” in the memo section of your check, and/or in your accompanying cover letter.

Development Office
UMass Amherst
Memorial Hall
134 Hicks Way
Amherst MA 01003-9270

Annual Fund: Join the more than 30,000 individuals campus-wide who each year make an immediate impact where it is needed most. These alumni, students, parents, and friends realize that state support and tuition and fees cover the fundamentals of a UMass Amherst education. They know that an annual gift is leverage for excellence.

Your annual gift to the Department of Nutrition strengthens our Department and confirms and preserves the value of a UMass Amherst degree. Call our Development Office at 866-450-UMASS or contact them via email to make your annual gift.

Gifts of Securities: Donors who own appreciated securities (held for over 12 months) can make a gift of securities to the Department of Nutrition. The donor can claim a charitable income-tax deduction for the full value of the stock. In doing so, donors can avoid the associated capital gains tax had they sold the shares.

There are several ways to transfer securities including the following: electronic transfer, mailing of stock certificates or hand delivery of stock certificates.

To make a gift of securities, please contact our Director of Development, David Catrambone, by phone at 413-545-1766 or by email at

Planned Gifts: With a planned gift to the UMass Amherst Department of Nutrition, you have the power to benefit the Department, take care of your financial needs, and provide security for you and your family. We can help you structure your gift in a way that meets your personal goals and invests in your vision for the Department.

To inquire about planned gifts, please contact Lawrence Osborn, UMass Amherst’s Director of Gift Planning, at (413) 545-2796 or by email at