The following companies have generously supported TWIST:

Although initially supported by several organizations on the UMass Amherst campus, TWIST welcomes other organizations to support its endeavors. TWIST uses its funds primarily for two purposes:

  1. To enable women's groups across campus, either through lunch-time discussions or other local events.

  2. To provide support for the TWIST Five College community events.

Initial funding for TWIST came from the following University of Massachusetts - Amherst organizations:

Commonwealth College
College of Engineering
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Graduate School
Office of the Provost

The following companies have generously sponsored TWIST:


Raytheon Corporation

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities come in several levels. If one of the following does not suit your organization, please send email to and someone will follow up with you. Current levels include:

    Sponsor: $5,000
    YOUR_ORGANIZATION would be a primary sponsor of TWIST. We'd put your name (and link) on the home page of our web site and all the publicity we put forth (mailing list and posters). As TWIST disperses funds to student groups for their professional growth, it would be made very clear that YOUR_ORGANIZATION was a generous contributor to TWIST. YOUR_ORGANIZATION would enjoy the benefits of being a Partner of TWIST, too.

    Partner: $2,500
    YOUR_ORGANIZATION would be a contributor to TWIST. Your name would appear with other companies on our web page in the "sponsors" section and on our posters. The funds would go towards supporting women's support networks around campus. YOUR_ORGANIZATION would enjoy the benefits of being a Friend of TWIST, too.

    Friend: $1,000
    YOUR_ORGANIZATION would be given credit on our web site for supporting the initiative. The funds would go towards making one of our events possible. An announcement would be made at the event that YOUR_ORGANIZATION contributed funds for the event. YOUR_ORGANIZATION may also have technical women that are interested in either speaking on campus or playing a more active role on campus.