Giving & Support

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Your support matters.

Holistic teaching, collaborative research, community engagement, and a focus on creating a socially just world are what sets the UMass Amherst College of Education apart. Our faculty and student researchers are practice-oriented, rolling up their sleeves in local communities helping students and teachers from vulnerable groups achieve success.

When you invest in the UMass Amherst College of Education, you help to prepare imaginative educators with a passion for social justice, advance education in Massachusetts, develop innovative education models for the nation and the world, and provide for the communities we serve.

Your support enables us to:

  • Provide scholarships to talented students—tomorrow’s teachers and administrators, school psychologists and counselors, college deans and presidents, directors of national and international organizations, policymakers, and government leaders.
  • Attract and retain exceptional faculty members whose research improves educational systems in our local communities and around the world, and whose mentorship fosters the next generation of educational professionals. 
  • Promote excellence and equity in public education through influential partnerships in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Create environments that nurture collaboration, groundbreaking research, and opportunities for intellectual growth.

Ways to Give

Online gifts

Use the University's secure donation page to make your gift online.

Please make sure you designate the College of Education as the Allocation. If you wish to further restrict your gift to one of our programs, you may make that selection from a pop-up menu

Mailing your gift

Please make check or money order payable to: UMass College of Education. Print out and complete the donations form and send to:

University of Massachusetts College of Education
Office of Development
Furcolo Hall, 813 N Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003

Payroll deduction for faculty & staff

Complete the Annual Fund Faculty & Staff Form (pdf)

Planned giving

What is a planned gift? This term usually refers to a gift that will not come to the College of Education for some time. We help people who want to support the College to arrange a variety of planned gifts, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, insurance gifts, and gifts of real estate. Some of them will provide you with an income stream for your lifetime. There may also be tax advantages, depending on the type of gift arranged. Click here for more information about Planned Giving.


Contact Brian Toohey, Director of Development, or 413-545-2999