The work you do—in the classrooms, the labs, the libraries, the fields, or elsewhere—inspires others to give to UMass Amherst. We can honor the past and inspire the future.
Why we give: UMass Rising Faculty and Staff Campaign Co-Chairs
Through the Faculty and Staff Campaign, I support the Old Chapel restoration because my husband, who is also a UMass alum, proposed to me in front of it when he graduated. The Chapel holds a sentimental place in my heart, but it also is a symbol of a part of this University’s history, and one that needs to be preserved so that other lucky couples can share a similar moment.
Lawrence R. Snyder ’97G, Associate Director, Facilities & Campus Services
Our donations to UMass help pay it forward to the next generation of students. The money that we donate to UMass goes to new scholarships, new buildings and classrooms, and to help fund new programs for the next classes of students who will attend our university. And giving through payroll deduction makes it easy.
Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries
I support the Faculty and Staff Campaign because, in the Libraries, I have seen first-hand the very significant impact individual donations can make on taking us to the next level of excellence. Every donation, no matter the size, is an investment in the success of our students and the success of UMass Amherst.
Léonce Ndikumana, Professor of Economics and Director of the African Development Policy Program, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Faculty and Staff giving is a great contribution to the University’s mission of training the next generation of enlightened and culturally strong leaders. I especially like to support programs that help our students become good global citizens, notably study abroad and student exchange programs.
Nina Sossen ‘08G
Associate News Editor for Digital Communications
We are the latest caretakers in a century and half long line of stewards of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It is our obligation not only to preserve the history of the University, but to leave the campus better than we found it. I support the Old Chapel because it is the physical representation of the history of UMass Amherst. Preserving the Old Chapel preserves our legacy and the legacy of the university for generations of students to come.