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Join the Friends of UMass Press

The University of Massachusetts Press has served communities of readers, scholars, and creative writers for the past 55 years. Gifts from generous individuals and our authors make it possible for us to publish the timely and vital titles you see here—volumes that make a lasting impact on our society and our world. 

You can make a gift to the Press online, or if you prefer to send a check, it should be made payable to "Friends of UMass Press" and mailed to:

University of Massachusetts Press
180 Infirmary Way, 4th Fl.
Amherst, MA 01003.

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

2019 Friends presentation volume, Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England by Jared Ross Hardesty

We welcome donations of any amount. If you make a tax-deductible gift of $50 or more, you’ll receive the benefits listed below:

  • A copy of our annual Friends presentation volume
  • Invitations to exclusive "Friends of UMass Press" parties, lectures, and events.
  • 30% discount on all book purchases from the UMass Press website

Many of our projects require additional financial support to cover special costs associated with publication. If you or your organization are interested in endowing an individual title, a book series, an internship, or a digital project, please contact Mary Dougherty at to discuss customized giving options.