Our department is grateful for the support provided by our alumni and chemistry community whose contributions have been instrumental in sustaining our high-quality programs. The dedication, achievements, and philanthropy of our alumni serve as a testament to the enduring impact of our chemistry program, and donor support has been pivotal in advancing our department's mission and goals.


Chemistry alumnus Richard “Dick” J. Mahoney (’55, ’83H) and his wife Barbara M. Mahoney (’55)  made a gift to the university to be used at the discretion of former Chancellor Subbaswamy to support initiatives deemed most important during his last year at the university, including expanding flexible learning programs and the Carbon Zero mission—to have the UMass Amherst campus powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Dick and his brothers, William “Bill,” and Robert “Bob,” all received their bachelor degrees from UMass Chemistry and have generously given back to the department and university for decades.

Richard J. Mahoney
Photograph of Richard J. Mahoney.

Alumni and Community Donors

Alumni, faculty, staff, and other members of our chemistry community support us through donations that “pay it forward” to the department, upholding and advancing our teaching and research endeavors. If you would like to support the chemistry department, you can contribute by making a donation online. Your gift will play a crucial role in advancing research, supporting student scholarships, enhancing educational opportunities, and addressing vital needs within the department. We sincerely thank you for considering a donation to support our department's mission and initiatives.


Alternatively, the CNS Advancement Office can assist with mail-in donations, and can also provide information on additional giving opportunities. They love reconnecting with our UMass alumni, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you would like to learn more about how you can support our university. Feel free to call CNS Advancement at (413) 835-5971, or visit their staff directory to locate someone specific.