Support the Department of English today!

The English Department depends on the contributions and support of its alumni to create a vibrant English Department for our students. Your contributions allow us to offer student scholarships, innovative courses, special community events, and to host visits by internationally renowned writers and scholars. Please consider making a contribution, thereby enriching the lives of our students while also investing in our common future.

Every gift makes a difference. Thank you for your generosity!

In addition to the option of giving to the English Department as a whole, you have the option of giving to the following individual funds:

More information about these funds follows.


You can read more about our four unique giving areas here.

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Other Ways to Give

You can make a gift to the English Department online or by mail: 

UMass Amherst Annual Fund, Development Office
Memorial Hall
134 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9270 

Please make checks payable to the UMass Amherst Foundation with the English Department specified on the memo line of the check.

Whether in industry, government, publishing, or the nonprofit sector, our alumni tell us the skills they honed through the Department of English are like having superpowers. And we agree! Please join us as we engage the next generation of readers, writers, communicators, and problem solvers with the creative approaches, coursework, and professional training they need to be tomorrow’s leaders. Your gifts help make this possible!