Our UMass Rising Washington, D.C. Regional Campaign is stewarded by a committee of dedicated D.C.-area alumni and led by Pamela Jacobs '69.  The committee seeks to engage other enthusiastic alumni in the area to share the impact of UMass Amherst in the commonwealth and beyond through social events and networking.

Committee members from left: Stephen Sleigh '86, Brian Croteau '94, Pamela Jacobs '69, Joe Carnevale '71, Torsten Kracht '93, Vanessa Cieslak '76, and Klyde Siegfriedt '80. Not pictured: David Briggs '68, Osvaldo Gratacos '06, Robert Jacobs '68, Judith Katz '76, William O'Leary '91, Kari Olsen '97, and Elizabeth Pugh '71.

Interested in joining our committee? Please email Julie Feeney.


We organize activities that bring other D.C. alumni together for networking, socializing, and developing strategies for spreading the word about the UMass Rising campaign.

  • Photos of our first networking/socializing event with the Chancellor can be seen here.  
  • Area alumni cheered on the Minutemen at a pre-game reception on January 14th.

View a list of upcoming D.C.-area events here

Would you like to host an event? Have other ideas about how we can get the word out? We want to hear it! Feel free to send a note directly to Julie Feeney or complete the "online request form" and send us your comment.

UMass Amherst D.C. alumni are a generous lot: Of the 7,287 alums currently living in the greater D.C. area, 3,526 have made at least one gift to the university in their lifetime.  Of those, 1,521 have contributed to the UMass Rising campaign.  Will you join them?