Continuing support from alumni and friends is essential to maintaining a great university. Gifts to our Annual Fund have an important and immediate impact on our community of learners and this flagship campus.
State funding covers the fundamentals of a UMass Amherst education, but increased participation in annual giving goes a long way in providing leverage for excellence. Each year more than 36,000 alumni, parents, friends, students, and faculty and staff make an immediate impact where it is most needed with an annual gift.
Our goal is to inspire 7,500 of you to make an initial annual gift -- an excellent way for you, regardless of your age or financial ability, to support the university and acknowledge its impact on your life, your community, and your world.
Annual gifts can be directed to strengthen any area of the university, from a department in a school or college, to infrastructure, or to any of the many resources available on campus, including scholarships, faculty research, laboratories, capital improvements and more. Support for annual giving may also provide undesignated support for the university to use where it is most needed.