Main-in donations

Contributions designated for any of our funds may be sent to the classics department office. Every single gift makes a real difference to us. The classics community’s strength has been and always will be in its constituency, not in the size of a particular donation.

To ensure your donation is targeted correctly, please complete the following steps.

  1. Make your check payable to ‘University of Massachusetts Amherst’.
  2. Indicate the fund you wish to contribute to on the memo line. (i.e. Gift Fund, Department of Classics; the Henry and Frances Keitel Fund in Classics; or the David F. Grose Memorial Endowment Fund in Classics). 
  3. Send your check to: 

Classics Department
524 Herter Hall 
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

Giving opportunities

Gift Fund, Department of Classics
Contributions to the Gift Fund are for general use. These monies are allocated at the discretion of the department’s chair. They provide services and scholarships to students when dollars are not otherwise available. In past years money from the Gift Fund has been used to fund the start-up costs for an endowment fund, to support the travel of our graduate students to conferences, to support the purchase of equipment for the classroom, to fund the purchase of books for the MAT library, to fund lectures, and to provide small stipends for the winners of the Department’s translation contests. These activities greatly enhance the collegiality of the department, improve student and faculty interaction, and stimulate the scholarly exchange of ideas. Give online now »

David F. Grose Memorial Endowment Fund in Classics
The David F. Grose Memorial Fund in Classics was established during the 20032004 academic year in order to provide support for our undergraduate students and the programs and scholarships that benefit them. Give online now »

Frances and Henry Keitel Fund in Classics
The Frances and Henry Keitel Fund in Classics was established in 2000 through a generous donation by Frances Keitel, the mother of Professor Elizabeth Keitel. The interest from this fund is used to support the research and professional development of departmental faculty. Give online now »